Brett D. Baber

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bangor, ME

Lanham Blackwell & Baber, P.A.
 | 133 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: 866-557-9437
Fax: 207-941-8818
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Brett D. Baber of Lanham Blackwell & Baber Attorneys in Bangor, Maine, has more than 30 years of civil litigation experience. Mr. Baber primarily focuses his practice on personal injury law but also has experience with business and employment litigation. He represents clients throughout the state of Maine.

    Over the course of his career, Mr. Baber has handled civil litigation matters involving employment discrimination, defective medical devices, pharmaceutical products and other catastrophic injuries. Before joining Lanham Blackwell & Baber Attorneys, he practiced at private firms in Bangor and Portland and had a solo practice.

    Active outside of his practice, Mr. Baber is a former adjunct professor at Husson University and the University of Maine. He authors and speaks on various legal topics, such as insurance litigation and employment discrimination, and spent several years serving on the Maine State Bar Association Board of Governors. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and the Penobscot County Bar Association.

    Committed to giving back to his community, Mr. Baber engages in pro bono work. In 2009, the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project recognized his efforts by awarding him the Lew Vafiades Pro Bono award for helping organize a free legal clinic in Penobscot County.

    Mr. Baber graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern Maine with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He earned his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. He holds an active law license in Maine and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Business Litigation
    • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020

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    About Brett Baber

    Admitted: 1985, Maine

    Professional Webpage:


    • The Lew Vafiades Pro Bono award by The Volunteer Lawyers Project of Maine, 2009
    • "Super Lawyer" in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
    • Articles Editor, Maine Law Review, 1985

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • President, Maine State Bar Association, 2008
    • Member, Maine Trial Lawyers Association
    • Maine
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Member, Penobscot Bar Association
    • Governor, Maine State Bar Association, 1999
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Selection Committee for Criminal Justice Act appeals counsel
    • Board of Directors, Penobscot County Bar Association, 2009
    • Member, American Association for Justice
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
    • Board of Governors, Maine State Bar Association, since 1998

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Served as the Coach for the All Saints Middle School Girls Basketball Team, 2010
    • Eucharistic Minister, Lector and a Member, Adult Choir at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Bangor
    • Grand Knight of the Bangor area Knights of Columbus, 2009 - 2011
    • Served as a Public Address Announcer for the University of Maine Black Bears sports progam, including men's Ice Hockey, Baseball, Women's Volleyball, Football and Women's Basketball, 2003

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Adjunct Faculty, Husson College
    • Adjunct Faculty, University of Maine in Bangor
    • Author, Foundations of Construction Litigation, Maine Bar Journal, 2006
    • Author, Judicial Interpretations of the Commercial Liability Policy Under Maine Law, Maine Bar Journal, 1997
    • Author, Evidentiary Issues Pertaining to the Admissibility of Medical Testimony and Records at Trial, Maine Bar Journal, 1996
    • Author, The Necessity for Expert Testimony to Sustain the Plaintiff's Burden of Proof in Negligence and Strict Liability Actions, Maine Bar Journal
    • Author, For Every Right There Is A Remedy: Civil Rights Litigation Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Section 1983, 1994
    • Author, Pretext: Proving the Employer’s Discriminatory Intent through Circumstantial Evidence, Maine State Bar Association, 2015
    • The Factual Plausibility Standard for Assessing the Sufficiency of a Complaint in the Twombly-Iqbal Era, Author, Maine State Bar Association, 2011
    • Author, Much Ado About Daubert, Maine Bar Journal, 2010
    • Author, Ten Rounds with the Insurance Company, Maine Bar Journal, 2001

    Educational Background:

    • Capital High School, Boise, Idaho with honors, 1978
    • Graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a B.S. in Political Science, summa cum laude, 1982

    Industry Groups

    • AAJ
    • Maine State Bar Assoc.
    • Penobscot County Bar Assoc.
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    133 Broadway
    Bangor, ME 04401

    Phone: 866-557-9437

    Fax: 207-941-8818

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