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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 »

Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion files brief challenging 14-day quarantine in Maine

Attorneys Gene Libby and Tyler Smith filed an opening brief (Principal Brief for Appellants) in the First Circuit Court of Appeals in a federal lawsuit challenging an executive order by Maine Governor Janet Mills requiring that all people arriving in the State of Maine quarantine for 14-days due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The lawsuit was… Read more »

Domestic violence crimes in Maine

Domestic Violence Crimes in Maine Domestic violence crimes are among the most serious and frequently charged crimes in Maine. Even if charged as a misdemeanor, a domestic violence conviction will remain on your permanent criminal record and carries a stigma impacting you both professionally and personally. Types of Domestic Violence Crimes In Maine, the term… Read more »

Frequently asked questions about criminal charges in Maine

If you or a loved one has been arrested or summonsed for a crime in Maine, you probably have many questions. The attorneys at Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion are experienced in criminal defense, and have defended clients against criminal charges such as domestic violence, assault, aggravated stalking, theft, drug possession, drug trafficking, operating under… Read more »

The key role of health and safety plans for college athletic programs

With conferences and the NCAA publishing guidance on health and safety considerations on COVID-19 and the gradual resumption of athletic activities, it is important to underscore that each institution has the ultimate responsibility to craft an appropriate health and safety plan based on its individual circumstances. The scope and content of this undertaking is immense… Read more »

Where There’s a Way – There’s a Will

Do you want a way to find some peace of mind in these troubling times? Would you like a way to establish direction and provide a future for your family and loved ones?  You certainly want a way to determine who will be the guardians for yourself and your children in the event you cannot… Read more »