Litigation / Dispute Resolution & Real Estate
In 1992, Judy and her family settled in Bath, Maine, and Judy established her law practice in Brunswick. Since then, she has steadily and consistently garnered praise from clients, adversaries, peers, and the communities she serves for her diligence, honesty, attention to detail, and rigorous protection of her clients’ rights. From Brunswick, Judy’s state-wide practice includes the resolution through negotiation and trial of disputes, particularly those involving real estate in Maine.
Judy represents property owners with claims arising from title issues, boundary disputes, adverse possession, and easements and rights of way (including those which derive from deeded rights or arise by prescription). Judy has helped preserve the privacy of waterfront and beachfront owners through negotiated, cooperative agreements. Judy’s practice also involves representation in Superior Court and before Commissioners on matters related to partition of real estate owned by more than one person. She also represents clients in the prosecution and defense of real estate contracts, probate matters, paper street cases, matters arising from claimed breach of fiduciary duty, and general civil litigation matters. Judy’s litigation practice includes practice before Maine state courts, Maine federal courts, and Maine administrative agencies.
Judy’s experience is broad and deep. Clients invariably seek out her services because of referrals from other lawyers who have seen Judy in action in the courtroom, at the negotiation table, and through her consistent, clear, and timely communications. Second only to those referrals from lawyers are the matters she undertakes at the recommendation of a former client, a licensed property surveyor, realtors, and even former adversaries.
Hallmarks of Judy’s practice are her timeliness, the clarity of her advice, and her honesty. She’s a passionate advocate for her clients and a clear communicator. She’s committed to the communities of midcoast Maine. She has been named Bath’s Citizen of the Year and received the Northport Yacht Club Unsung Hero award in 2021. In 2020, she and her husband received the Bath Area Y’s Youth Development Award for their establishment of the Swim for Health Memorial Fund, which assures all third grade students in the RSU1 School Unit receive swimming lessons as part of their Physical Education Curriculum.
Judy Metcalf Law exists because after thirty years of serving property owners and persons in need throughout the state of Maine from Brunswick, she is not about to leave Brunswick and its surrounding communities. She has the talent, the knowledge, and the compassion to continue to serve her clients and community.
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