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154 State Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769
PO Box 33, Presque, ME 04769

About Us/History

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The Chief and Managing Attorney at Dunleavy Law Offices PA is James P. Dunleavy, Esq., who together with his Associate Attorneys and other capable Co-Counsel throughout Maine have been assisting clients with legal matters since 1968 when “Jim” graduated from the University of Maine School of Law.

Jim Dunleavy was Comments Editor of the Law Review while in law school and the author and editor of several legal articles, comments and case notes. While in private practice of law, Jim also served in the Maine Legislature and sponsored many Bills which are now Maine Law helping many disabled and injured people.

Many of Jim's former associate attorneys have gone on to be Judges in Maine and other states, senior partners in larger law firms in Maine and elsewhere and government officials. While Jim and his colleagues statewide currently concentrate in Personal Injury and Disability cases, Jim is always willing to assist his clientele and other people without charge in finding competent and less expensive legal assistance of any type needed at reasonable fees and sometimes even find attorneys who will assist low income people without charge or at reduced legal fees.

If Jim doesn't take your case himself he will recommend a lawyer for you in whom he has confidence, and sometimes will work with, at no additional charge, another competent attorney who will charge no fee unless you win your case, in accordance with the Maine Bar Rules. Any person in need of any type of legal assistance can call Dunleavy Law Office PA at 207-764-4491 or toll free at 888-277-0104 anytime day or night or on weekends, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on holidays, and speak to a live person who will take a message, and your call will be returned by Jim or his designee usually within one business day. If we do not take your case we will assist you in finding an experienced attorney who will do so, and we often will work with that attorney for no fee unless you win, and at no additional cost to you otherwise.
Jim will tell you if he thinks that you do not need to hire him or another lawyer, and will often without charge tell anyone who calls the office where to get free or reduced cost legal assistance or even options available to the public for handling legal cases themselves without a lawyer. Jim will tell you if he doesn't think you need to hire a lawyer for your problem or legal need.

Jim Dunleavy became the Senior Staff Attorney of Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Presque Isle upon graduation from the University of Maine School of Law and passing the Bar Exam and represented hundreds of people in many cases involving Civil rights violations in Federal District Court in Bangor, Maine, Courts Martial at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine, Bankruptcy Court in Caribou, Maine, and did many Civil and Criminal trials in Maine District Court and Aroostook County Superior Courts and Probate Court involving virtually every type of case including, but not limited to Divorce and Custody, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury Auto, Farm Accidents, Consumer Credit Cases, and virtually every type of civil and criminal case, including winning every jury trial where he was sole counsel for a defendant accused of a crime.
Jim is very proud of having sponsored many laws which have helped thousands of injured Maine workers and their families while a member of the Maine House of Representatives, and began concentrating his law practice on personal injury claims, disability claims and especially workers' compensation claims. Dunleavy Law Offices has successfully represented many hundreds of injured workers throughout Maine and for years had a branch office in Bangor to help carry this heavy caseload.

In 1976 Attorney Jim Dunleavy was elected as Aroostook County Judge of Probate, a position that he has been re-elected to every four years since, and he is presently serving his tenth consecutive term as Judge of Probate, an unprecedented achievement in Aroostook County, making "Judge Jim" the longest serving Aroostook County Probate Judge in Maine history and one of the longest continuously and still serving elected official for any office in Maine.
United States Supreme Court
Jim Dunleavy was duly admitted and qualified as an attorney and counselor of the Supreme Court of the United States of America on February 21, 1984, and remains to this day a member in good standing of our Nation's highest court. Jim has filed petitions, with the US Supreme Court, and has filed and argued cases in the District Court of the United States for Maine where he is also a member in good standing.

Dunleavy Law Offices has been a training ground for many years for young lawyers seeking to begin the practice of law. Due to Dunleavy Law Offices' heavy personal injury and workers compensation caseloads the firm has hired dozens of young lawyers to handle most routine legal matters inexpensively as well as assist throughout the state with its heavy caseload. We have had many successful appeals to the Maine Supreme Court.

The firm is still accepting applications from newer and more experienced lawyers seeking to engage in general practice on a full or part-time basis. Anyone interested in applying for an associate attorney position should contact Attorney James P Dunleavy directly at 207-764-4491 or toll free at 888-277-0140. We also furnish office space for rent to other attorneys or firms interested in a Northern Maine satellite law office, and offer other such in kind assistance.
Maine Bar Foundation Pro-Bono Publico Award presented to Dunleavy Law Offices in 1993, 1994, & 1995
106th Maine House of Representatives
Maine Bar Association, National College of Probate Judges,
Former President of the Maine Probate Judges Assembly
Licensed to Practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, Licensed to Practice before All Federal Courts & All Maine State Courts
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