“ 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. “
Attorney John “Jack” E. Baldacci, Jr., has experience in all aspects of civil and criminal litigation, having served as a Law Clerk for Penobscot County Superior Court in Bangor after graduating from the University of Maine School of Law. Jack’s practice areas also include personal injury, municipal law, probate litigation, estate planning, business and commercial law, and real estate.
After serving as a Law Clerk, Jack worked at a prominent regional foreclosure law firm, representing some of the largest banks and corporations in the world. Jack served as Lead Counsel on innumerable cases, securing a corresponding amount of successful judgments for his clients. Jack is no stranger to the courtroom and will take a case all the way through trial, if necessary, to resolve his clients’ legal needs. Jack’s significant trial experience supports his ability to hone in and assess his clients’ legal goals, and efficiently and effectively resolve their disputes. Jack is constantly ready to jump into action for his clients.
Jack grew up in Augusta and is a 2009 graduate of Cony High School. Committed to giving back to his community in Maine and internationally, Jack has volunteered throughout his life, from Bangor, to Portland, to Augusta, to the Dominican Republic. Jack loves interacting with the people of Maine, and he looks forward to immersing himself within the Augusta community.
Jack chose to be educated in the state of Maine, and attend the University of Maine and the University of Maine School of Law. While in law school, Jack interned at one of the largest private law firms in Portland, Maine, as well as at one of the largest private employers in the state, where Jack represented the company as a Hearing Officer and heard formal grievances from many unions. Also during law school, Jack worked as a Conduct Officer at the University of Southern Maine, where he independently held hearings and adjudicated alleged violations of the University Conduct Code. In addition, Jack served as an Articles Editor for the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal, where he demonstrated and developed thoughtful writing and articulate arguments.
Jack is both a creative craftsman in his legal writing and a strong orator in the courtroom. He is adept at negotiation, motion practice, and trial litigation. His passion for the law and for his clients is evident with every interaction.
In his free time, Jack enjoys reading, pinochle, and pick-up basketball. Jack lives with his loving wife, Leah.
I received a copy of my son's appeal prepared by Carl E. Woock. I cannot tell you how relieved I am to read this appeal.…
Has a ton of experience. Knows the court and the other attorney which should be helpful.
He is a wonderful attorney, and I definitely recommend him. Thank you very much for your help & support, Steve!
Contacted me promptly & provided professional & extremely useful info which allowed me to have a better understanding of the legal context of the issue.
A+, very helpful & understanding. I'm sure he could've charged much more. I will go to him again if I ever have a legal issue.
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