Like many people in Maine, we were unaccustomed to defending ourselves from allegations of wrongdoing by others. Faced with the threat of civil action, we relied on Mr. Smith for advice. Our meeting with him provided comfort and direction. Whenever we had questions, he was rapidly responsive. Most importantly, his guidance led to an acceptable conclusion that avoided court or overly extended uncertainty. We highly recommend him for his assistance in civil disputes.

Client of Steve Smith

I am incredibly pleased I hired Steve Smith and Jack Baldacci to help with an unscrupulous builder. They went above and beyond to make sure A) the contractor finished the job they were paid to do and B) to prevent them from doing the same thing to anyone in the future. I highly recommend them.


I’ve hired Steve for two cases and I am very pleased with my decision. He fights for his clients and strives for the best outcome. His entire staff is pleasant and wonderful to work with.


I hired Steve for a parental rights case involving my 2 children. He was aggressive but supportive and did not file unnecessary motions that wasted my retainer. I was terrified of court but with his experience, I felt at ease. The process was explained and his staff was great as well. I would hire him again if needed and received a great outcome with an order that works for me and my children.

Handled my Parental Rights Case with Ease

I wish I had retained him sooner, his help has been immeasurable.


Carl E. Woock

Carl E. Woock

Carl E. Woock

Carl E. Woock is a litigator and trial lawyer, whose practice focuses on civil matters.

 For many years, Carl represented Maine hospitals, physicians, nurses, and other professionals in medical malpractice claims. In defending healthcare providers in high-stakes litigation, Carl has ample experience preparing for cases involving serious injuries and complex issues. Beyond medical malpractice, Carl has litigated real estate disputes, construction cases, and personal injury claims. While not every case may involve a catastrophic loss or complex legal issues, Carl approaches each case focused on how to help achieve the client’s goals, taking seriously his role as an efficient and zealous advocate.

Carl attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law, cum laude, in 2015. While at law school, Carl co-authored a law review article with constitutional law professor Jason Mazzone. Their article was published in the North Carolina Law Review. Carl also excelled in the law school’s largest moot court competition, being selected as one of four students to argue before a panel of federal judges in an honorary round. Finally, Carl worked with the Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender, gaining real-world experience representing indigent individuals convicted of crimes.

Carl lives in Jefferson with his girlfriend, Jaina, in a home they share with their three dogs and pet rabbit. Carl is an avid soccer fan, frequent runner, enthusiastic hiker, reluctant gardener, and gradually-improving chef.

Accolades & Awards



  • University of Illinois College of Law
    Juris Doctor (J.D.), cum laude
  • Bowdoin College
    Bachelor of Arts (A.B.), Double Major: Government & Legal Studies, English & American Literature

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