New England Super Lawyers 2013 Includes Five Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman Attorneys

The 2013 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars® has recognized five attorneys at Kelly, Remmel and Zimmerman for excellence in their individual areas of practice. Those attorneys are Charles Remmel, II, R. Terrance Duddy, Timothy Norton, Jennifer Archer and Lauri Boxer-Macomber. Only the top 5% of attorneys in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut are included in the Super Lawyers guide, and only the top 2.5% in each state are selected as Rising Stars, which identifies the best attorneys 40 years and under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or fewer.

Charles (“Chuck”) Remmel, II was included in the Super Lawyer Guide for his work in business litigation and expertise in maritime law. His practice is very broad and combines multiple disciplines to the advantage of his clients’ needs. Among Chuck’s clients are banks and banking associations, large and small businesses, medical and accounting groups, land development entities, and insuring entities. Chuck currently teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law and a member of the Maine Bar Association, the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and the Maritime Law Association.

R. Terrance (“Terry”) Duddy received recognition as a Super Lawyer for his work as a trial attorney in the fields of maritime and personal injury litigation. Terry is a former President of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and remains on the Board of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. He has extensive experience in litigating and trying cases dealing with products liability, professional negligence, maritime injuries, and wrongful death cases. In recognition of his experience in these areas, Terry has been a seminar speaker at numerous continuing legal education seminars sponsored by the Maine Bar Association and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.

Timothy Norton was named a Super Lawyer for his work in the area of corporate and commercial matters as well as real estate law, land use law and bankruptcy. Tim represents individual and business clients in complex commercial litigation, including contract matters, shareholder disputes and financial, real estate, and construction related cases. Tim also frequently represents owners, contractors, and subcontractors in construction related disputes and has successfully litigated complex commercial construction cases throughout New England in both state and federal courts as well as before the American Arbitration Association.

Jennifer Archer was selected as a Rising Star® for her work in the fields of immigration and litigation. Jennifer is President of the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project’s Board of Directors, on the Governing Board of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, and has served on the Maine Board of Bar Examiners since her appointment by Governor Baldacci in 2007. She teaches immigration law at the University of Maine and has been repeatedly honored for both her professional excellence and her commitment to pro bono legal work. Jennifer is presently pro bono co-counsel with the ACLU of Maine and Maine Equal Justice Partners in Bruns v. Mayhew, a class action law suit against the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, claiming that the agency committed equal protection violations in denying health care benefits to immigrants.

Lauri Boxer-Macomber was selected as a Rising Star® for her work in the field of alternative dispute resolution. Lauri’s broad and multi-faceted civil practice informs her mediation and litigation work and allows her to effectively and efficiently resolve disputes when serving both in the capacity as a neutral and as a client advocate. Lauri mediates civil and family cases at the firm’s Center for Conflict Resolution and also serves as a neutral for the Maine Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. Lauri is the co-chair of the Maine State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and is regularly invited to speaks on ADR-related topics. She has also authored a law review article on the impact of mandatory mediation programs on victims of domestic violence, as well as published an academic study on the interplay between open meeting laws and public consensus building processes.

Super Lawyers selects attorneys for its listings using a multiphase selection process involving peer nominations, evaluations and third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Three Attorneys from Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman Selected for Katahdin Counsel

Attorneys Jennifer Archer, Timothy Steigelman and Lauri Boxer-Macomber have been honored for their continued pro bono legal services in the Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program. On October 31, 2013, Archer, Steigelman and Boxer-Macomber were recognized as Katahdin Counsel for devoting more than 50 hours of pro bono work in the past year. All three attorneys were honorees in the inaugural year of the program as well. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court launched the Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program in 2012 to recognize attorneys in Maine for providing pro bono legal services and assuring meaningful access to justice in a State that has so many people with moderate and low incomes.

Jennifer Archer Named Pro Bono Hero by American Immigration Lawyers Association

After a selection process across several states, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) named Jennifer Archer a “Pro Bono Hero” for summer 2013. She received this recognition for her years of service to the immigrant community, her work with the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Program (ILAP), and her pro bono service to include asylum cases and a current class action lawsuit to protect lawful permanent residents’ access to healthcare. Ms. Archer is a shareholder at Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman.

For details on the award, please visit the AILA website announcement:
AILA Announces Summer 2013 AILA Pro Bono Heroes Honorees

Jennifer Archer Wins Asylum Trial

Several years ago, Jennifer’s client fled the Democratic Republic of Congo after he was tortured by that country’s government. Jennifer successfully tried his case in the Boston Immigration Court, the government waived appeal, and her client received asylum. Now that her client is safe in the United States, Jennifer is working toward reunifying him with his family.

KRZ named Pro Bono From of the Year

At a ceremony held on February 12, 2013, the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project presented its 2012 Pro Bono Firm of the Year award to the Portland law firm of Kelly Remmel and Zimmerman (KRZ). The award was given to recognize KRZ’s excellence in providing pro bono representation to asylum seekers and other noncitizens in 2011 and 2012. As part of its comprehensive legal services, KRZ is a leader in providing immigration law services to individuals, families, hospitals, and businesses, and is involved in many multicultural representations and activities.