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Our People

Nicholas J. Bernate

Senior Associate
Though I am a trial attorney, I view litigation as one of many tools I can use to resolve my

Ellen P. Masalsky

Biography Ellen is an associate attorney who focuses on litigation, criminal law, and family law. She gained an interest in

Lauren B. Weliver

Biography Lauren is an estate planning attorney serving clients all over greater Portland, Maine. She has worked with young parents

Fulton S. Rice

Biography Fulton’s practice focuses largely on real estate and corporate matters. His business and corporate work involves the formation and

Bo Bigelow

Of Counsel
I’ve always been interested in using my law degree to help people. The special education system can be baffling, and

Christopher B. Branson

Partner / Chair of Business & Corporate Law Practice Group

Drew A. Anderson

Partner / Chair of Real Estate, Finance, & Family-held Real Estate Succession Planning Practice Group
What I love about real estate law is working on deals, and then walking around the City, seeing a building,

Elizabeth A. Boepple

Partner / Chair of Land Use & Environmental Law Practice Group
As a former small business owner, I understand the many challenges a business owner faces every day. Helping my business

Elizabeth P. Hunt

Partner / Chair of Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration Practice Group
Achieving client satisfaction is the essence of my job. My sole purpose is to help them visualize, articulate, and achieve

Heather Whiting

I sincerely enjoy the connection I have with my clients. I strive to listen to their needs, inform them of

John C. Bannon

Of Counsel
Whether it’s taking on a local municipality or larger state and federal agencies, people are often intimidated and don’t know

John C. Lightbody

Partner / Chair of Public Utilities & Regulation Practice Group
I enjoy personal relationships and collaboration with clients in problem-solving and strategizing options. My focus is to help them be

Kelly W. McDonald

Partner / Chair of Bankruptcy Practice
What excites me is getting clients from point A to point B, through challenging terrain, and seeing them thrilled to

Maria Fox

I love employment law. No matter is too big or too small. I especially enjoy working with employers to find

Michael D. Traister

Partner / Chair of Construction Group / Co-Chair of Litigation and Trial Practice Group
I like helping clients work through and resolve complicated problems. Sometimes, there’s emotion involved, so part of my job can

Peter L. Murray

Of Counsel
Since we started Murray Plumb & Murray, we’ve sought to distinguish the firm through zealous representation of clients, commitment to

Peter S. Plumb

I want to do good by practicing law. Biography Seeking an opportunity to deepen relationship with clients, be more inventive,

Richard O’Meara

Partner / Chair of Education Law / Co-Chair of Litigation & Trial Practice Groups
  Biography Dick’s litigation and appellate practice focuses primarily on business and commercial disputes, employment law, education law, and civil

Sage M. Friedman

I enjoy working with organizations as they grow – helping them find ways to operate more effectively and efficiently –

Sean R. Turley

Biography Sean’s transition from the classroom—where he spent ten years as a history teacher—to the courtroom began when he recognized

Stacey D. Neumann

Partner, Chair of Criminal/White Collar Defense and Employment Practice Groups
Nobody should be marginalized in this world. I became a lawyer to give everyone a path forward. Biography Stacey’s litigation