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.


Renee Duplisea

Renee Duplisea

Renee Duplisea has worked with Steve Smith for over 16 years. As a Senior Paralegal, she has handled thousands of cases with professionalism, great attention to detail, and superior customer service. Her expertise in the area of family law is beyond compare.  Her clients often say that they were able to get through the worst time of their lives because of the help they received from Renee.

Renee began her law career as a Clerk at the Bangor Superior Court, where she focused on criminal cases and grand jury indictments, gaining knowledge of court flows and systems. It was while working at the court, that Renee met Steve Smith, who would soon become her mentor.

Renee is well known for her strong work ethic. While working a full-time job and raising a family, she enrolled at the University of Maine and in 2021 earned a bachelor’s degree in Pre Law. She is currently enrolled at the Maine School of Law and is on track to graduate with her J.D. in 2025. She is very excited to finally realize her dream of becoming a lawyer.

Renee lives in Burnham with her husband, Ryan, and their two children. She enjoys spending time with her kids and in her garden, where she enjoys growing tomatoes to make spaghetti sauce.

Accolades & Awards



  • University of Maine
    Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Law

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