Litigation / Dispute Resolution & Real Estate

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Judy A.S. Metcalf

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.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation / Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate
  • Probate Litigation & Administration

 

Bar Admissions

  • State of Maine
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine

 

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 1984
  • Colby College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1981

 

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bath Savings Institution, Incorporator
  • Bayside Historic Preservation Society
  • Patten Free Library, Incorporator

 

Honors

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America – Real Estate Law, Litigation – Real Estate 2017-2021;
  • Super Lawyers, 2015.
Jonathan Liberman

Jonathan Liberman

Jon is a graduate of Syracuse University (BA 2007) and the University of Maine School of Law (JD 2010). He is admitted to the Maine bar and the United States District Court for the District of Maine.

 

Jon was first introduced to Maine’s courts as a law student intern with the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office in 2009, where he tried his first case to a jury and argued his first case to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. After law school, Jon served as an Assistant District Attorney in Maine’s 6th Prosecutorial District (Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties). Jon was eventually promoted to Deputy District Attorney in 2016, and was appointed District Attorney for those counties from 2017 through 2018. Jon returned to the Cumberland County DA’s Office in 2019, serving as an Assistant District Attorney. In his 10 years as a prosecutor Jon tried many cases to Maine juries, ranging from minor motor vehicle offenses up to serious felonies such as sexual assault and vehicular manslaughter.

 

In 2019, Jon was appointed to the Advisory Committee on the Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure where he works with other experienced lawyers and judges to revise and change the court rules that govern criminal cases in Maine.

 

Jon went into private practice in 2021, where he has continued to succeed in jury trials throughout the State. He now focuses his practice on Insurance Defense Litigation, Criminal Defense, Litigation / Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, and Probate Litigation & Administration.  

 

Jon grew up in Bath and currently resides in West Bath with his wife and two children.

Gregory Patient

In 1999, Greg was first licensed to practice law in California. He worked for a firm in Oakland where he provided complex civil litigation defense to Fortune 500 companies in areas of products and premises liability, and environmental and toxic torts. He also defended public entities in actions alleging civil rights violations.

 

In 2002, Greg moved east to Pennsylvania and became licensed to practice both there and in New Jersey. He worked for a firm in Philadelphia, where he defended routine tort litigation, consumer fraud actions against automobile dealerships, and medical and non-medical malpractice actions.

 

In 2005, Greg moved to Maine and became licensed to practice. He initially worked in Portland as retained counsel for a national insurance company in the defense of its commercial and personal policyholders. From 2008-2023, Greg practiced at Marden Dubord in Waterville, Maine, where he specialized in insurance defense.

 

Greg is excited to join Judy Metcalf Law with his former partner at Marden Dubord, Jon Liberman, and work in his adopted hometown.

 

Greg was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and moved with his family to Fort Worth, Texas during childhood. He graduated in three years with a degree in finance from the University of Texas at Austin and obtained his law degree from the University of Notre Dame. Greg is married with two teenage daughters. He enjoys skiing, Indian food, Montreal, cribbage and the Minnesota Twins.