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Appealing A Divorce or Family Law Judgment in Maine

If you disagree with a decision from a Maine court in a divorce or other family law case, you may be able to file an appeal to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court. The attorneys at Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion are experienced in family law and have had success in… Read more »

Maine Bar Journal features article by Keith Richard

Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC is proud to announce the publication of an article by Keith Richard in the Winter Edition of the Maine Bar Journal (Volume 36, No. 1, 2021).  Keith’s article presents a detailed review and analysis of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in Tomasino v. Town of Casco, 2020 ME 96,… Read more »

John Sweeney is elected to second term as President of the Downeast Chapter ALA

John Sweeney was recently elected to serve a second consecutive term as President of the Downeast Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators.  As the Firm Administrator at Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, John oversees the non-legal business functions of the firm, including finance, human resources, technology, day-to-day operations, and other general business management. The… Read more »

Keith Richard is recognized by the Katahdin Counsel for pro bono work

Keith Richard was recently recognized by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Katahdin Counsel Program for his pro bono work for the third straight year.  In a state with over 3,600 attorneys, Keith was one of only 107 Maine attorneys to achieve Katahdin Counsel recognition, which recognizes attorneys that contribution 50 or more hours of pro… Read more »

First Circuit doubles down on “Pretext-Plus” Test

The First Circuit recently reaffirmed its decision in Feliciano de la Cruz v. El Conquistador Resort & Country Club, 218 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2000). In Feliciano de la Cruz, the First Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment on a national original discrimination claim, even though the plaintiff case could point to evidence that… Read more »

Tyler Smith presents at 19th Annual Employment Law Update

In September 2020, Tyler Smith presented at the Maine State Bar Association’s 19th Annual Employment Law Update. Tyler spoke on the topic of “Employment Law – Year in Review,” with a focus on state and federal case law. He and his co-presenter surveyed the year’s developments and discussed some of the highlights for Maine employment… Read more »

Gene Libby and Keith Richard win Law Court appeal defending malpractice verdict

Attorneys Gene Libby and Keith Richard recently prevailed in an appeal before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court.  The appeal was briefed and argued by Attorney Richard and this represents his first win at the Court.  The appeal was from a 2018 jury verdict in their client’s favor on claims for… Read more »

Tyler Smith defends right to travel at First Circuit Court of Appeals

Attorney Tyler Smith presented oral argument on September 9, 2020, to the First Circuit Court of Appeals, defending the constitutional right to travel against Governor Janet T. Mills’ 14-day quarantine order. The appeal was brought by a Maine campground whose business has been harmed by the quarantine, as well as several individuals. The oral argument… Read more »

Attorney Keith Richard wins dock zoning appeal

Attorney Keith P. Richard recently successfully appealed a permit denial decision on behalf of a client in Poland, Maine.  The client applied for a permit to install a dock but was denied on the basis that there was insufficient frontage pursuant to the Town ordinance. At a hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals, Attorney… Read more »