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Appeal of Maine criminal cases to be considered by U.S. Supreme Court

On October 30, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari (Voisine, et al., v. United States, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 14-10154 )to two petitioners who have been convicted in the State of Maine for charges of misdemeanor domestic violence.  More plainly stated this means that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to review… Read more »

Maine Estate Tax Update

On June 30, 2015 the Maine Legislature voted to override Governor LePage’s veto of the State Budget, which means the proposed Budget became law.   Among the changes to Maine law as a result of the veto override was a change to the Maine Estate Tax Law, codified as 36 M.R.S.A. §§ 4101-4118, which is set… Read more »

Tim O’Brien presents on payments to collegiate athletes at NCAA Conference

Tim O’Brien gave a presentation on “Title IX and the Changing World of Stipends, Aid, Benefits and Compensation” for collegiate athletes at the NCAA’s Inclusion Forum held in San Diego, California on April 25, 2015. Tim analyzed the recent changes to NCAA legislation allowing schools to pay up to the full cost of attendance and… Read more »

Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC selected by U.S. News & World Report for “Best Law Firms 2015 – Maine”

Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC has been recently honored with a recognition by U.S. News & World Report  in its selection of “Best Law Firms 2015 – Maine.”   Selection is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.   Clients were… Read more »

NLRB reverses its course on e-mail policies

Historically, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) stated in its 2007 Register Guard case that employees did not enjoy rights granted to them by Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act in the context of using company e-mail. The Board concluded in a 3-2 decision that employees had no Section 7 rights to use company… Read more »

Brian L. Champion selected as a “Top 100” Litigation Lawyer in Maine

Brian L. Champion was recently selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates (“ASLA”) as one of the Top 100 Litigation lawyers in the State of Maine for 2015.  Brian’s selection for inclusion in this prestigious group is the culmination of an annual process, whereby the ASLA researches tens of thousands of lawyers throughout the… Read more »

Tara A. Rich joins the firm as an Associate Attorney

Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC is pleased to announce that Tara A. Rich has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney. Tara’s practice focuses on civil and criminal litigation in a wide variety of cases including family law, employment law, property disputes, personal injury and criminal defense. Tara joins the firm after having spent… Read more »