Firm History and Culture

Lanham Blackwell & Baber Firm History & Culture

The History of Lanham Blackwell & Baber, PA

In 1984, Kevin Cuddy and Sam Lanham founded the firm of Cuddy & Lanham, P.A. and for 23 years successfully represented clients in a wide variety of matters, including: wrongful death, personal injury, class actions involving pharmaceuticals and product defects, civil rights and constitutional issues, general commercial litigation, commercial and residential real estate transactions, new business formation and corporate law, estate planning, employment law, divorce and family law.

When founding member Kevin Cuddy was appointed as Justice to the Maine Superior Court in 2007 by Maine’s Governor John Baldacci, Sam Lanham and Steve Blackwell, who joined the firm in 1999, continued the tradition of quality and aggressive representation of the firm’s clients. The firm welcomed Brett Baber in 2007; and they are now also joined by Brian Molloy in serving the firm’s clientele.

Beginning in 1999, the firm expanded its scope of services to include representation of thousands of consumers throughout the United States who have been seriously injured as a result of defective drugs and defective medical devices. Since then Lanham Blackwell & Baber has represented consumers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico with such claims. Lanham Blackwell & Baber is recognized as a national leader in fighting for consumer justice.

In February of 2015, Lanham Blackwell & Baber merged with Russell & Silver, another local firm consisting of Edward C. Russell, Richard Silver and their staff. Mr. Russell and Mr. Silver are preeminent attorneys who have practiced together in Bangor since 1986. They will continue to offer their specialized services in real estate transactions and litigation; business transactions; commercial litigation; workouts; creditor and debtor bankruptcy representation and probate litigation.

When founding member Kevin Cuddy was appointed as Justice to the Maine Superior Court in 2007 by Maine’s Governor John Baldacci, Sam Lanham and Steve Blackwell, who joined the firm in 1999, continued the tradition of quality and aggressive representation of the firm’s clients. Brett Baber joined the firm in 2007. They are joined by Pamela Chute and Brian Molloy in serving the firm’s clientele.

Beginning in 1999, the firm expanded its scope of services to include representation of thousands of consumers throughout the United States who have been seriously injured as a result of defective drugs and defective medical devices. Since then, Lanham Blackwell & Baber had represented consumers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico with such claims. Lanham Blackwell & Baber is recognized as a national leader in fighting for consumer justice.

We Remember…

In the early summer of 2013, Samuel W. Lanham Jr., one of our beloved founding partners, passed away after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. After decades of dynamic civil service, his legacy lives on through the memory of his musical talent, consistent integrity, and enthusiastic love of his community.

As any former client, friend, or acquaintance can attest to, Sam cared deeply for people and justice. His career was a reflection of a life lived to the fullest degree of passion and authenticity. He will be greatly missed, but his impact will remain.

Our Culture

Lanham Blackwell & Baber is a respected and experienced law firm, dedicated to aggressive representation of our clients and committed to quality service. In addition to our experienced attorneys, we also have highly trained, professional paralegals and legal assistants dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner. In addition, our practice utilizes a fully integrated state-of-the-art computer research and case management system, allowing us to better coordinate and streamline our legal services for your benefit.

At Lanham Blackwell & Baber, we listen to our clients and strive to achieve their goals in a timely and professional manner—personalized legal service at a reasonable cost. We also take pride in exceeding our clients’ expectations. As a client of Lanham Blackwell & Baber, you can rest assured that we are accessible, that we will regularly provide you with updates on your case, and that we will always involve you in important strategic decisions. We are here for you!

At Lanham Blackwell & Baber, we take pride in what we do. The firm holds Martindale Hubbell’s highest “AV” rating—a professional rating based on a survey of lawyers that demonstrates the highest level of ethical, experienced and dedicated legal professionalism.

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