Lauri Boxer-Macomber recently ensured just compensation and full insurance policy limits for a client who was commuting home on his bicycle and hit by a motorist who failed to yield the right-of-way to him at a stop sign. Because Boxer-Macomber was retained soon after the crash, she was able to gather statements and evidence that promptly got her client the right result on his personal injury and property damage claims. In addition, the driver was cited for failing to yield to the bicyclist and pled guilty to that violation.
The annual Maine Harbormaster Association meeting for 2016 was held at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. Kelly Remmel & Zimmerman attorney R. Terrance Duddy presented on maritime law topics to the advanced class, full of experienced harbormasters from all across the state. Some of the topics discussed include the Harbormaster statute, liability issues, and federal maritime law. The annual training is required by state statue for Maine’s harbormasters, and Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman is proud to send its admiralty attorneys to help train these critical town officers who help keep Maine’s waterfronts safe and functional.
On February 4, 2016 Chief Justice Leigh Saufley appointed Attorney Lauri Boxer-Macomber to serve on the Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. The Committee oversees the Court’s mediation and other alternative dispute resolution programs. Lauri is excited about serving the public and the judicial branch in this new capacity.
Attorney Boxer-Macomber went the extra mile this month and appeared for one of her injured bike law clients in traffic court. Although the driver at fault initially contested the unsafe pass of Boxer-Macomber’s client and obtained defense counsel to fight the ticket, the driver ultimately agreed to judgment against her and paid the ticket. Boxer-Macomber reminds everyone that bicyclists should be given at least three feet, and sometimes more, when passed by a motor vehicle.
Lauri Boxer-Macomber recently joined the Bike Law Network, a group of attorneys throughout the United States and Canada who regularly advocate for the rights of bicyclists in the courthouse, at the legislature and on the roadway. Lauri is honored to be able to work with this group of talented attorneys who share her commitment to ensuring that bicyclists are given access to justice and are treated fairly in the legal system. She is also pleased to be able to offer her own insights and experiences working on bicycle cases over the years with other attorneys in the Bike Law Network. Lauri works with racers, triathletes, children bicyclists, commuters, recreational riders and others on their bicycle cases. She not only understands bicycling law because she is an attorney, but because she is a cyclist. Lauri has handled a wide range of bicycle cases, including those involving right hooks, unsafe left crosses, dangerous travelling distances, three-foot law violations, uncontrolled dogs and more. She is also on the Board of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine and Chair of the Coalition’s Policy and Legislation Committee. For more about the Bike Law Network and Lauri’s bicycle practice, visit: Bike Law Network
The Bangor Daily News recently featured a story about the nearly 1.8 Million Dollar Judgment obtained by Kelly, Remmel and Zimmerman attorneys Graydon Stevens and Lauri Boxer-Macomber on behalf of their clients in a case involving the interplay between employment and personal injury law. The case was litigated for several years and survived an earlier motion for summary judgment brought by Ahlholm, Inc.
Terrance Duddy has been included in the 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in Americafor his work in the areas of Admiralty and Maritime Law and Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs. Terrance has been included for at least 10 years and has been selected as one of the best in his specialty.
Mike Duddy presented Poltergeists, Hairdressers, and Good Samaritans: Selected Topics in HIPAA Breach Reporting seminar for MMA First Fridays Annual HIPAA Update on May 1, 2015. Mike was one of several presenters invited to speak at MMA’s annual HIPAA training for healthcare professionals.
Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman Attorney Tim Norton recently obtained an award of $6.243 million dollars for his client in an commercial arbitration proceeding.
Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman was recently named one of the 2015 Top Ranked Law Firms in the Northeast in a listing published in Fortune Magazine by the leading lawyer rating service Martindale-Hubbell®.