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Attorney Mary-Anne Martell of Westbrook, ME; ethical dwarf


The state of Maine presented Mary-Anne E. Martell with a law license in 1996 after she graduated from the University of Maine Law School.


The Maine Board of Bar Overseers of the found Mary-Anne guilty of the following misconduct.

  • Improperly placed clients’ advance fees in firm’s operating account
  • Mishandled Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (IOLTA)
  • Failed to timely provide court-ordered check to opposing counsel
  • Threatened clients with withdrawal if more fees were not paid
  • Failed to promptly refund unearned fees
  • On various occasions withdrew funds from firm’s operating account to pay her personal expenses
  • Failed to properly communicate with client
  • Failed to timely return client file after being discharged
  • Failed to provide client with accounting of claimed fees as promised

As a consequence of her misconduct, the Patron Saints for Attorney Misfits sitting on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court punished Mary-Anne by gifting her with a complimentary reprimand.


As we speak (ca. June 2015), Mary-Anne practices with Seacoast Law at 1399 Bridgton Road in Westbrook, Maine. 

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