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Justin Bennett, Esq.


Justin was born in London, England. He received his Honors Degree in Business Law from London Guildhall University. He worked as a Solicitor (in England) for over six years. That work concentrated on property litigation, employment law and civil litigation.

Justin was admitted to the Maine Bar in 2002 and to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine in 2003. His work at Hale & Hamlin includes property litigation, family law, real estate transactions, landlord and tenant issues, civil litigation, debt collection, all issues concerning construction contracts, employment law and business law. He is a member of the Maine State Bar, the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, the John Waldo Ballou American Inns of Court and the Law Society of England and Wales. He has serves on the Boards of various local non profit corporations and is a former Board Chair of the Bay School.

Since 2002, Justin has represented clients in a wide range of court proceedings (including Maine District Courts, Maine Superior Courts, the Maine Supreme Court and Federal District Court); as well as in proceedings with various Tribunals (including the Maine Human Rights Commission and the Maine Board of Environmental Protection) and at various municipal meetings. He has represented clients at numerous mediation hearings, including: compulsory mediations (via the litigation process); voluntary mediations; and, mediations pursuant to the Maine Residential Real Estate Mediation Program. Justin has represented clients in five appeal cases at the Maine Supreme Court. One case was settled during the appeal process; his clients successfully opposed the appeals in the other four cases. In 2005, Justin received an award from the Maine State Bar Association for providing the highest cumulative number of pro bono hours on cases closed during 2004 in Hancock County.

Justin lives in Blue Hill and is married to Sally Mills. They have two children. During the last few years, Justin has volunteered his time as a soccer coach for various local youth soccer teams. Also, he enjoys hiking, cycling and running. In the last few years, he has completed various triathlons; as well as 5K, 10K and half marathon road races.

Email Justin: justin@halehamlin.com

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