Resource Guide: LAWYERS

Last Updated; February 19, 2014

Disability Rights Center of Maine (formerly Maine Advocacy Services)

See COMPLAINTS chapter.

Lawyer Referral and Information Service

Maine State Bar Association
P.O. Box 788
Augusta, ME 04332-0788
1-800-860-1460 (V)
623-0083 (FAX)
Email: lrisreferral@mainebar.org
Website: Lawyer Referral and Information Service

The Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) is a telephone service that helps people with legal questions find relevant information, useful resources or legal representation, when appropriate. The service charges $25 for referrals to member attorneys; direction to other helpful resources and information is free. Referrals are made according to areas of law and geographic considerations and include a brief initial consultation without additional charge. Any services provided by an attorney beyond the initial consultation will be for a fee, at rates which should be negotiated with the attorney ahead of time. The Lawyer Referral and Information Service does not offer reduced rate or pro bono service. A referral request form is available at the Lawyer Referral and Information Service website and may be submitted online or printed out, filled in and returned to us by way of regular mail or fax. Responses will be made by fax, email, or Maine Relay services, according to your request. Callers receive written confirmation when referrals are made.

Maine Center on Deafness

See AGENCIES & HEARING AID ASSISTANCE chapter.

Pine Tree Legal Assistance

Augusta Office
39 Green Street
Augusta, ME 04330
622-4731 (V)
623-7774 (FAX)

Bangor Office
115 Main Street, 2nd Fl.
Bangor, ME 04401
942-8241 (V)
942-8323 (FAX)

Native American Unit
115 Main Street, 2nd Fl.
Room 41
Bangor, ME 04401
1-877-213-5630 (V)
942-8323 (FAX)


Lewiston Office
37 Park Street, 4th Fl., Suite 401
Lewiston, ME 04240
784-1558 (V)
783-8774 (FAX)

Machias Office
208 Main Street, Suite 1
Machias, ME 04654-0278
255-8656 (V)
255-8657 (FAX)
Portland Office
88 Federal Street
Portland, ME 04101
774-8211 (V)
828-2300 (FAX)
KIDS LEGAL
774-8246 & 1-866-624-7787 (V)
Presque Isle Office
373 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04746
764-4349 (V)
764-2455 (FAX)
York County Shelter
Pine Tree Legal
206-1100 (V/FAX)

Website: Pine Tree Legal Assistance

Pine Tree Legal provides free civil legal help to Maine people with low incomes. They do not do criminal work. Priorities include housing (evictions, landlord/tenant problems, unsafe housing and housing discrimination), special education issues, public benefits (such as TANF, ASPIRE, PaS, food stamps and general assistance), foreclosure/predatory lending, IRS problems, domestic violence, MaineCare and access to health care, poverty tax abatements and consumer problems. All offices do not have the same priorities and do not cover everything on this list. Individuals are encouraged to contact the nearest Pine Tree office or project to see if they qualify for help. While there is no charge for services, clients may be asked to help with court costs. Because of limited staff, they can't help everyone who needs assistance.


PLEASE NOTE:
The following attorneys and firms are listed here because they have been known to accept and be capable of communicating effectively with Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons. Other attorneys may also fit these characteristics and will be added to this listing as they become known to the Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened.

James M. Shepard-Kegl, Esq.

52 Whitney Farms Road
North Yarmouth, ME 04097
847-3074 (V/TTY)
Email: kegl@maine.rr.com

Personal injury, civil rights, ADA, certified ASL-interpreter available; "house calls" throughout Maine.

Taylor, McCormack & Frame, LLC

Gregg R. Frame, Esq.
30 Milk Street, 5th Floor
Portland, ME 04101
347-4264 (V)
671-0758 (Cell)
347-4523 (FAX)
Email: gframe@tmfattorneys.com
Website: Taylor, McCormack & Frame, LLC

General civil litigation, discrimination, civil rights.

Reben, Benjamin and March

Attorneys at Law
P.O. Box 7060
97 India Street
Portland, ME 04112
1-800-852-8554 (V)
772-6402 (FAX)

Automobile accidents, injuries caused by defective machinery or products, improper medical treatment and discrimination.

The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein

P.O. Box 4686
Portland, ME 04112
772-1496 (TTY)
1-800-772-4624 (V)
Email: resourceguide@joebornstein.com
Website: The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein

The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein specializes in personal injury law including automobile accidents, Social Security Disability and Veterans Disability benefits, medical malpractice and workers’ compensation. With a statewide practice and six conveniently located offices in Sanford, Biddeford, Portland, Lewiston, Augusta and Bangor, the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein has been getting Mainers the justice they deserve for over 39 years. The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein-Maine lawyers working for Maine people.

Vogel & Dubois

Tim Vogel
Matthew Dubois
550 Forest Avenue, Suite 205
P.O. Box 3649
Portland, ME 04104-3649
761-7796 (V/TTY)
761-6946 (FAX)
Email: tvogel@maine-elder.com

Elder law.