The Maine State Bar Association recently awarded Chuck Remmel its Lifetime Membership Award, an award given to attorneys who have practiced in Maine for fifty years or more. Congratulations, Chuck! Thank you for the many ways you have served and continue to serve the Maine bar, KRZ clients, and our firm. We are proud do be practicing alongside you.
Maine recently enacted 7 MRSA §3955: An Act Regarding Actions of the Owner or Keeper of a Dog That Assaults a
Person and Causes an Injury That Requires Medical Attention. The new law details the legal obligations of owners and keepers of dogs that injure bicyclists, pedestrians and others. Among other things, the law requires owners and keepers to contact law enforcement following a dog versus person attack, incident, or collision that results in a victim needing medical attention. In addition, the law requires owners and keepers to help secure medical assistance for victims, contain their dogs, and provide contact and other information to injured persons or their representatives at the scene of an attack, incident or collision. The new law also makes it a Class D crime for people to disregard these new legal responsibilities.
Several months ago, KRZ Attorney Boxer-Macomber’s testimony to the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on the proposed bill was quoted in this story in the Lewiston Sun Journal. Attorney Boxer-Macomber underscored that the proposed law, with amendments, would offer “valuable protections for users of public parks, multi-use trails and roadways” because it would help ensure the necessary information is available to victims and official agencies. Several of the suggestions made by Attorney Boxer-Macomber in her testimony appear to have been taken into account by the Legislature and included in the final version of the law.
Governor Janet Mills recently appointed John Kelly, Esq. to her Executive Clemency Board. John is a founding partner of Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman and is presently “of counsel” at KRZ.
On May 17, 2019, Tim Norton and Jen Archer obtained an award of over $1.8 million for their client in a hotly contested arbitration claim related to a “Take or Pay” commodity contract. After a lengthy discovery phase and a three day trial, the arbitrator rejected the opposing party’s substantial claims and awarded $1,870,099.45 to KRZ’s client.
KRZ welcomes Attorney Jason Rice to the firm’s civil litigation group.
Jason is a seasoned litigator. Before joining KRZ, Jason was in-house counsel for one of the country’s major insurance companies. In that capacity, he handled thousands of lawsuits in a wide range of legal forums, including in court, arbitration and mediation.
We look forward to working with Jason to serve our current and new clients.
KRZ attorneys have been on the Maine Trial Lawyers Association’s Notable Maine Verdicts Panel two years in a row. In 2018, Jennifer Archer and Timothy Norton spoke about the $5.9 million jury verdict for their clients in a business dispute. In 2019, Lauri Boxer-Macomber spoke about a significant jury verdict she obtained for her client in a soft tissue injury case.
Attorney Lauri Boxer-Macomber was honored to be the keynote speaker at the Merrymeeting Wheelers Bicycle Club‘s 2019 Annual Meeting and Dinner. Lauri spoke on Maine bike law, her involvement in the Bike Law Network, safe positioning, right hooks, safe passing, insurance, e-bikes, and cycling advocacy efforts. She was joined by speakers from Merrymeeting Wheelers, the Portland Gear Hub, and Six Rivers NEMBA.
The Merrymeeting Wheelers Bicycle Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of bicycle riding in the midcoast Maine region. The club has members from Bath, Brunswick, Topsham and surrounding communities and celebrates a wide range of riders and types of riding. Among the MWBC’s impressive leadership efforts has been their partnership with snowmobile clubs this winter to keep trails groomed and accesible to snowmobilers and fat bikers alike. In addition, the group has consistently led the Ride of Silence in Brunswick each May.
KRZ Attorneys Stephen Koerting and Terry Duddy recently led the advanced Maritime law and tort law session at the Maine Harbormasters Association’s 34th Annual Conference and Training at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine.
Attorneys Koerting and Duddy practice maritime and tort law throughout the State of Maine.
KRZ is honored to be a resource for Maine’s Harbor Masters who serve on the state’s expansive lakes, great ponds, and coastal waters.
KRZ Attorney Lauri Boxer-Macomber joined Fred Thomas of A-D Bikes on All Things Bike for a discussion of right hooks and safe passing laws in Maine. The two also talk about “dooring” and the Dutch Reach.
Six attorneys at Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman have been selected to the 2018 New England Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the region are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Jennifer Archer has been selected in the areas of General Litigation and Immigration. Lauri Boxer-Macomber has been selected in the area of General Personal Injury and has previously been recognized by SuperLawyers as a Super Lawyer in the area of General Litigation, and as a Rising Star in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Robert Crowley has been selected in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Terry Duddy has been selected in the areas of General Personal Injury and Transportation/Maritime. Chuck Remmel has been selected in the areas of Business/Corporation, Business Litigation, and Transportation/Maritime. Graydon Stevens has been selected in the areas of Employment & Labor.
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