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.


Criminal Defense
Trials, Trials, Trials!

Trials, Trials, Trials!

The summer of 2022 has proven to be unusually heavy for Steve’s trial schedule. In addition to the “usual” trials of one or two days, Steve did a one-week jury trial in July on behalf of a client seeking to recover from personal injuries.

In August, Steve did a two-week trial involving a boundary dispute over adverse possession and prescriptive easement concerning a waterfront strip of property on a Maine pond.   The case involved multiple experts concerning civil engineering, real estate titles, and septic design.

In September, Steve is scheduled to do a two-week murder trial defending a client accused of killing one man with a gun and chopping off the hands of another man.  It is a self-defense case.

As one bailiff recently observed, “It’s unusual to see an attorney do so many different types of cases.”  Steve replied that to him it’s all about being in the courtroom and presenting his client’s stories to juries in clear, sympathetic ways.  The exact nature of the client’s problem will always be different.  Whether it’s a nasty divorce, a serious felony, a “bet the farm” civil case, a real estate dispute, or even defending a defense contractor in a highly technical engineering dispute. Steve’s job is to protect his clients’ interests in court.

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