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Gene Libby, Tim O’Brien, and Brian Champion recognized by Best Lawyers in America

Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC is proud to announce that Gene Libby, Tim O’Brien, and Brian Champion have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.©  Gene Libby was selected by Best Lawyers for the practice areas of Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and Family Law. Tim O’Brien was selected… Read more »

Keith Richard receives commendation for pro bono work

Associate Attorney Keith Richard was recently recognized as one of the 2018 recipients of the Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program. Katahdin Counsel is a distinction awarded annually to Maine attorneys that dedicate 50 or more hours of their time to represent persons unable to afford an attorney. Attorney Richard handled matters referred by Conservation Law Foundation’s… Read more »

Do I have to take field sobriety tests?

If you are pulled over and the officer suspects that you may be impaired, you will likely be asked to exit the car and take field sobriety tests. In Maine, you are not required to take field sobriety tests.  The officer will not tell you that you can refuse to take a field sobriety test. If… Read more »

Brian Champion to speak at Estate Administration seminar

Brian L. Champion will be speaking as the lead lecturer at a National Business Institute (NBI) seminar on October 18, 2018 in Portland, Maine called “Estate Administration from Start to Finish.”  Brian will be speaking on the topic of “Commencement of Proceedings and Information Gathering.”  This full-day seminar will be held at the Hilton Garden… Read more »

Airbnb In Maine: A patchwork of regulation

Maine is renowned as a summer tourism destination. In Portland, my hometown, even the “budget” hotels can cost over $300/night during the peak season. Given the shortage of rooms, and high prices, it’s no surprise that vacationers have looked to other options to shack up. Enter Airbnb. Founded in 2008, Airbnb is a platform on… Read more »

What should I do if charged with a Maine OUI?

In Maine, drunk driving is called operating under the influence, or OUI for short.  An OUI conviction can result in jail time, fines, and a license suspension. Your license will likely be suspended by the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles before you even go to court. If you are arrested for OUI, there are five… Read more »

What do the new amendments to Maine’s Marijuana Legalization Act mean for employers?

By citizen’s initiative, Maine voters approved the Marijuana Legalization Act in November 2016. As originally enacted, the law prohibited employers from refusing to hire or penalizing applicants or employees for off-site marijuana use.  In 2018, the Maine Legislature passed L.D. 1719, “An Act to Implement a Regulatory Structure for Adult Use Marijuana.” The Governor vetoed… Read more »

A “Hat Trick” for Libby, O’Brien, Kingsley & Champion

June was an extraordinary month for Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion. Gene Libby lead trial teams composed of associates Tyler Smith and Keith Richard to prevail in three multi-day jury trials that resulted in three unanimous jury verdicts for our clients. The trials were held in the Maine Superior Court in York County. When a… Read more »

LOKC prevails in legal malpractice suit

Attorneys Gene Libby and Keith Richard represented a woman who received negligent legal services during her divorce in 2008. Her counsel at the 2008 trial failed to conduct discovery, failed to provide the Court the necessary language to divide military pensions under the Armed Services Former Spouse Protection Act, and failed to request spousal support… Read more »