Gene R. Libby was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Gene was specifically recognized for his work in the areas of family law and criminal defense, both white collar and non-white collar. In addition, Gene was named the Best Lawyers’ 2016 Portland, Maine “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Criminal Defense/Non-White Collar. Gene is a founding partner of Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC of Kennebunk, Maine, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers for more than 10 years. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. The publication is considered to be one of the most respected sources of attorney referrals. Gene is also rated by his peers as AV® Preeminent (5 of 5), the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest and most respected legal directory in the country.