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.

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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.


Ian M. L’Heureux

Ian M. L’Heureux

Ian L’Heureux

Ian was born and raised in Sanford, Maine, and graduated from Sanford High School. Ian left Maine briefly to attend Norwich University, The Military College of Vermont, where he spent four years as a member of the Corps of Cadets and trained with the school’s NROTC detachment before graduating in 2014 with a B.A. in Political Science. Afterward, Ian returned to Maine and worked for a year as a Juvenile Program Worker at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, before entering the University of Maine School of Law in 2015.

While attending law school, Ian gained first-hand clinical experience in the criminal justice system by working on both sides of the Bar, first as a Student Attorney for the Kennebec County District Attorney’s Office in Augusta and then for the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic in Portland, where he represented clients in criminal defense and family matters. During his second and third years of law school, Ian also received specialized training in Trial Advocacy and twice represented Maine in Boston at the Northeast Regionals for the Texas Young Lawyers Society National Trial Competition.

Ian graduated from the University of Maine School of Law. Ian represents clients in courts ranging from Portland to Aroostook County and is proud to have the responsibility of helping individual Mainers through what can be the most difficult chapters of their lives. He is a member of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the Bath-Brunswick Bar Association.

When he’s not working Ian can often be found outside fishing on Maine’s lakes or trekking across the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Accolades & Awards

Accolades & Awards



  • University of Maine School of Law
    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Norwich University – Military College of Vermont
    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
    Corps of Cadets, Member

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