Resource Guide: LAWYERS

Last Updated; December 13, 2023

PLEASE NOTE: The Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened compiles this list of resources for the use of people in Maine. The list may not be complete, and the inclusion of a resource should not be seen as an endorsement.

Disability Rights Maine (DRM)

See COMPLAINTS chapter.

Disability Rights Maine-Deaf Services

See AGENCIES chapter.

Lawyer Referral Service

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

The Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) is a service that matches people with an appropriate attorney for their legal situation. The service charges a one-time $25 administrative fee for referrals to member attorneys. The referred lawyer will not charge for the first 30 minutes of consult; any services beyond that time will be at the lawyer's standard rates, which should be discussed with the attorney. The Lawyer Referral Service does not offer reduced rate or pro bono service. A referral may be requested on the website, or you can email us or call and leave a message above with contact information, and we will respond with an email, or a text message, or by regular postal mail.

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)
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.

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.

Berman & Simmons, P.A.

129 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME 04243
207-784-3576 or 800-244-3576 (V)
207-784-7699 (FAX)
Website: Berman & Simmons

Berman & Simmons is a personal injury law firm specializing in vehicles accidents, medical negligence, wrongful death, defective products, dangerous drugs, sexual abuse, and other serious injuries. We are currently part of a four-firm coalition representing clients of the Lewiston shootings. For over 100 years, we have helped clients who have been seriously injured due to no fault of their own and we are proud to represent clients from many diverse backgrounds. We partner with local organizations for interpretation and translation services.

With offices in Lewiston, Bangor, Portland, and Biddeford, Berman & Simmons has 17 lawyers and more than 40 staff members serving clients in Maine, New Hampshire, and throughout Northern New England.

Fales & Fales, P.A.

192 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 786-0606 (V)
(207) 786-2514 (FAX)
Website: Law Offices of Fales & Fales, P.A.

Fales & Fales, P.A. is a Lewiston law firm that represents personal injury victims and families that have lost loved ones due to wrongful death. It has compassionate, knowledgeable attorneys who put client interests first. Fales & Fales, P.A. was founded in 1891.

Hardy Wolf & Downing Injury Lawyers

186 Lisbon Street, Lewiston ME 04240 or PO Box 3065, Lewiston, ME 04243
1-800-992-7333 (V)
795-6296 (FAX)
Website: Hardy Wolf & Downing Injury Lawyers

For more than 40 years, our personal injury lawyers in Portland and Lewiston have helped Maine accident victims receive fair compensation from insurance companies. We represent victims of car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, traumatic brain injury, and personal injury in the Portland, Lewiston, Auburn, and Bangor areas of Maine.

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
207-772-4624 (V)
Website: The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein

The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein specializes in personal injury law including car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, and bicycle accidents. With a statewide practice and seven conveniently located offices in Sanford, Biddeford, Portland, Windham, Lewiston, Augusta and Bangor, the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein has been getting injured Mainers the justice they deserve for nearly 50 years with over 25,000 victories for Maine families. The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein - Maine lawyers working for Maine people.