After having a consult with Steve, I quickly realized he was the attorney I needed on my side. His presence in the courtroom is unmatched and his straightforward personality never left me with uncertainty. My family and I are beyond pleased with the work he has done for us.

Chad

Attorney Smith has represented me in the past and I would not hesitate to hire him again if I need an attorney. He is no-nonsense with a lot of experience who tells you like it is and does not waste time or your money. I definitely recommend him.

Pam

I hired Steve after speaking with roughly 4 other attorneys. He didn't mince words, was straight to the point, and told me what to expect. He was spot on. I was happy with the result of my case and while I hope I don't ever need an attorney again, I would most certainly hire Steve to assist me and would recommend him to any family and friends. He isn't flashy, showy or self-praising like some others in the area. Very appreciative of that.

Dan

Steve Smith is a very knowledgeable, straightforward and experienced attorney who is also very easy to work with.

Carol

I wish I had retained him sooner, his help has been immeasurable.

Tim

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TB v. McDonald's

Steve's client was walking at a McDonald's and slipped on ice near the walkway. Although slip and falls in Maine are difficult cases, Steve was able to obtain a favorable settlement from McDonald's Corporation.

BD v. RT

Our client was accused in a protection order case of stalking a woman for no apparent reason. The sworn affidavit of the Plaintiff made disturbing allegations that our client was following her, pounding on her door, screaming at her for no apparent reason. Steve Smith, through cross-examination, was able to show that the Plaintiff left out of her story that our client was accompanying her adult son and that the Plaintiff was attempting to deny her child's father his rightfully court-ordered contact. Her credibility thus impeached; the case was dismissed.

Military Pensions and The Former Spouses Protection Act

Steve recently won an interesting "omitted property" case involving a divorce from 1984. The parties divorced while the husband was in the military just after Congress passed The Former Spouses Protection Act (FSPA) (10 U.S.C. § 1408). The FSPA provided for the division of military pensions in divorce, it took a few years for the full impact to get out to the wider legal community. As the client's divorce was just after the passage of the FSPA, the military pension was not included in the divorce. Decades passed and the client approached us about obtaining her share of her former spouse's military pension. We filed under Maine's omitted property statute (19-A M.R.S.A. § 953) which states that:

"If a final divorce decree fails to set apart or divide marital property over which the courts had jurisdiction the immediate property is deemed held by both parties as tenants-in-common on the notion of either party, the court may set aside or divide the omitted property between the parties as justice may require."

After a fight, the other side conceded, and our client is now receiving her just share of the pension.

Driving Under the Influence

Our client was charged with an OWI. This was the Defendant's first OWI offense. Because the Defendant did not hurt anyone, it was his first criminal charge and he reached out to an attorney right away for help, Steve Smith was able to get the charge down to reckless driving. At a later date, Steve was able to get this expunged off his record.

Protection Order for Stalking

Our client was accused in a protection order case of stalking a woman for no apparent reason. The sworn affidavit of the Plaintiff made disturbing allegations that our client was following her, pounding on her door, screaming at her for no apparent reason. Steve Smith, through cross-examination, was able to show that the Plaintiff left out of her story that our client was accompanying her adult son and that the Plaintiff was attempting to deny her child's father his rightfully court-ordered contact. Her credibility was thus impeached, and the case was dismissed.

False Child Abuse Claim

During a custody battle, our client was wrongfully accused of abusing his son by the child's mother. After attending a formal hearing and navigating the complex administrative procedures, our firm was able to prevent any neglect or abuse findings against the client.

What Our

CLIENTS SAY

A+, very helpful & understanding. I'm sure he could've charged much more. I will go to him again if I ever have a legal issue.

Charlie P

★★★★★

Has a ton of experience. Knows the court and the other attorney which should be helpful.

Mindy V

★★★★★

Contacted me promptly & provided professional & extremely useful info which allowed me to have a better understanding of the legal context of the issue.

Jan A

★★★★★

I received a copy of my son's appeal prepared by Carl E. Woock. I cannot tell you how relieved I am to read this appeal....

Client of Carl E. Woock

★★★★★

He is a wonderful attorney, and I definitely recommend him. Thank you very much for your help & support, Steve!

Kim T.

★★★★★

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