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Leah M. Baldacci

Leah M. Baldacci

Leah M.Baldacci

Leah M. Baldacci, Esq., is a trial lawyer, whose legal background encompasses an array of civil litigation matters, including Family Law; Protection from Abuse & Harassment; Business Disputes; Defamation; Land & Boundary Disputes; Guardianship & Conservatorship for Minors and Incapacitated Adults; Employment Law; Medical Malpractice; Workers’ Compensation; and Personal Injury. Leah has specific experience in Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Dog Bites, Motorcycle Accidents, Slip & Fall, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Leah argued her first oral appellate argument before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court during her first year of practice.

Leah trained as a Guardian ad litem (“GAL”) for both Family Law (Title 19-A) and Child Protective (Title 22) Matters. A GAL is a person appointed by the Court to gather information and prepare recommendations concerning children being abused and/or neglected to help the Court determine what is in the best interest of the child. Leah was also appointed by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to serve as a member on the Maine Family Rules Advisory Commission during her fourth year of practice.

Leah received her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from the University of Southern Maine, during which she completed a French Immersion Program at L’Université Sainte-Anne in Pointe-de-l’Église, Nouvelle-Écosse (Nova Scotia), Canada. The small community of Pointe-de-l’Église (Church Point) is the home of the tallest wooden church in North America, Église Sainte-Marie. Leah earned her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the University of Maine School of Law (“Maine Law”); Leah completed her first year of law school in the top 7% at Albany Law School in New York, before transferring to Maine Law.

While in law school, she served as an extern for then-Deputy Bar Counsel, now Executive Director, at the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar, Aria Eee, Esq. Leah also worked as a Student Attorney for the Family Law Division at Pine Tree Legal Assistance, with Lucia Chomeau Hunt, Esq., where she represented victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Protection from Abuse and Divorce matters. Leah was asked to represent the law student body as a member of the University System: Information Technology (“US:IT”) Operation Excellence Committee for the University of Maine System, during her final year of law school.

Committed to volunteering, Leah provides legal education to her community and was a featured speaker at the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Network, where she discussed what is “discoverable” during business litigation. Leah was also the Keynote Speaker at The Swinging Gate’s “Constitutional Call to Action” Rally in Augusta, Maine, on January 2, 2021.

In her free time, Leah enjoys reading and playing tennis and double-deck pinochle. Leah lives with her husband, Jack Baldacci, who is also a lawyer at the Firm.

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Education

  • University of Maine School of Law
    Juris Doctor (J.D.), summa cum laude
  • Albany Law School
    Juris Doctor (J.D.), (completed first year of law school in the top 7% before transferring to the University of Maine School of Law)
  • University of Southern Maine
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), summa cum laude
  • L’Université Sainte-Anne
    Study Abroad Program, Pointe-de-l’Église, Nouvelle-Écosse (Nova Scotia), Canada

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