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 case proceeds to trial, and is to be decided by a jury, the outcome can rarely be predicted. For that reason, prevailing in three consecutive cases in the same month is something to be celebrated. The feat is made more remarkable because only a very small percentage of civil matters proceed to trial. Jury trials in civil cases are even rarer.

Each case was unique; we represented both plaintiffs and a defendant. The claims in the cases ranged from undue influence of an elderly father, to adverse possession of property, to legal malpractice in a divorce trial. With thorough preparation and planning, we advocated for a fair and correct application of the law and told each client’s story to the jury. We took complex cases and made them simpler and understandable. Our approach was validated by the results. Through a combination of “might” and “right,” justice was done.

Our firm is very proud of the diligent effort of our attorneys and staff and the fortitude of our clients that placed trust in our judgment to vindicate their rights at trial.

Gene R. Libby

Gene R. Libby
Partner

Gene has a rich history of litigation experience over the last 30 years. He has tried over 100 civil and criminal jury cases to verdict. His practice focuses on a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation representing individuals and small businesses, including divorce, real estate disputes, small business litigation, elder law, personal injury, professional… Read more »

Tyler J. Smith

Tyler J. Smith
Partner

Tyler’s practice is devoted to appeals, civil litigation, employment law, criminal defense, and defending operating under the influence charges. Before joining the firm in 2012, Tyler was a solo practitioner in Biddeford with a practice focused on criminal defense. After graduating law school, Tyler served as a judicial law clerk with the Maine Superior Court… Read more »

Keith P. Richard - Attorney

Keith P. Richard
Associate

Keith Richard is an associate attorney admitted in Maine and Massachusetts. Keith represents clients across a range of practice areas, including but not limited to real estate, probate, family law, municipal and land use law, employment law, personal injury, criminal defense, and business law.   He has second-chaired civil jury trials to successful verdicts and argued… Read more »