Maine Attorney Michael J. Levey graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1969, JD. While in law school, he served on the Board of Editors of the Cincinnati Law Review. Upon graduation, he served as the law clerk to the Supreme Court of Ohio. He moved to Maine in 1974, where he practiced law with the Maine State Bar Association and the Maine Teachers Association. In 1976, he started private practice in Winthrop, Maine, where he has been ever since.
Michael's practice was a general practice of law, serving Maine people and small businesses. He says the best description of his practice was “…a small town primary care general practice. The work I do is the kind of work that most families and individuals encounter as a part of their lives. If you lived in the region where I practice, I'd likely be your attorney.”
Michael's practice included a substantial concentration in divorce and family law. He was appointed by the Chief Justice of Maine's Supreme Judicial Court to serve three terms as a representative on the Maine Family Law Advisory Commission, a body of lawyers, judges and public members which advises the legislature and introduces legislation on the subject of family law. He was also appointed by Maine's Governor to serve two terms as a representative to the Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse. Michael has been an active member of the Maine State Bar Association's Family Law Section and as a faculty member at continuing legal education seminars.
Michael's practice also involved a concentration in real estate law. He was a member of the Maine State Bar Association's Real Estate and Title Section.
Michael's practice also included a concentration in mediation and alternative dispute, acting as a neutral to help people who were in conflict resolve their disputes without going to court, including mediation of divorce/family law disputes, boundary line disputes and home construction disputes. He still serves as a mediator on occasion.