The History Of Lanham Blackwell & Baber
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, and 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 then welcomed Brett Baber that same year.
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 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.
In the late spring 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 has lived 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 has been greatly missed, but his impact has remained.
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. 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 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!
A Personal Message To You
My name is Steven Blackwell. I am the managing partner of Lanham Blackwell & Baber. My partner, Brett Baber, and I thank you for considering our firm as your attorneys.
You may be asking why should I hire Lanham Blackwell & Baber?
Fundamentally, we take each injury case personally. We want to get to know you and what you are going though. We make it our top priority to understand all the ways you have been harmed and the unexpected losses you have incurred. What has happened to you is the heart of your claim, and it’s personal – it’s personal to you and it’s personal to us.
We make sure that the insurance companies and their lawyers get to know you, too. Understanding all that you are going through – that’s the true value of your personal injury claim. If the insurance company refuses to pay you the full value of your claim, Brett and I each have more than thirty years of trial experience handling many different kinds of injury cases. We are proud that Brett has been recognized as a New England Super Lawyer for his efforts on behalf of our clients. We are trained in the latest trial techniques which enable us to effectively present your case to a jury.
We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the impact of your injuries on your life. The consultation is free. We do not get paid until you get paid. So before you hire a lawyer, we invite you to call for an appointment.
We look forward to personally meeting you.
Very truly yours,
Steven T. Blackwell
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To schedule a consultation, call our Bangor office at 207-942-2898 or contact us online.