Thomas Leahy
Thomas G. Leahy was born in Manchester, New Hampshire. He is a 1971 graduate of the School of Liberal Arts at Boston University, cum laude, and a 1974 graduate of the University of Maine, School of Law. He was admitted to practice in Maine and the U.S. District Court, District of Maine in 1974. He served as a member of the Maine Guarantee Authority, the predecessor to the Finance Authority of Maine, from 1977 to 1983. He is currently a member of the Cumberland and Maine State Bar Associations. He is a former President of the Cumberland Bar Association. Mr. Leahy’s practice is primarily in the commercial and banking areas. tleahy@monaghanleahy.com
 
 
Kevin Libby
Kevin G. Libby, a native of Massachusetts, earned his B.S. from the United States Military Academy, an M.A. from Boston University and his J.D. from the University of Maine, School of Law. He served on active duty with the U.S. Army, Berlin from 1971 to 1975. He was admitted to practice in all courts in Maine and Massachusetts, and the U.S. District Court, Maine and Massachusetts in 1979. Mr. Libby’s practice focuses on civil litigation, with an emphasis on personal injury, professional negligence, property and product liability, as well as family and domestic law. klibby@monaghanleahy.com
 
 
Christopher Dinan
Christopher C. Dinan graduated from Harvard College in 1977 and from the University of Maine Law School in 1982. He has been admitted to practice in Maine and the U.S. District Court, District of Maine, since 1982. He is also admitted to the bar of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, First Circuit, and is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Dinan has tried well over one hundred civil jury trials, both as Plaintiff’s counsel and as defense counsel, with verdicts in all but one of Maine’s sixteen counties. He has frequently argued cases before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, including significant tort and insurance coverage matters. The Maine Superior Courts have selected him to serve as a discovery master in complex commercial litigation and appointed him to mediate sharply disputed civil litigation. Mr. Dinan has served as a mediator or arbitrator in over one thousand cases, beginning in 1993. In this role he has helped resolve personal injury matters, insurance coverage cases, business and construction dispute, as well as intensely emotional matters involving alleged abuses of the priest-parishioner and therapist-patient relationships. He has been listed in New England Super Lawyers for his work in Alternative Dispute Resolution for many years and been listed for in The Best Lawyers in America, since 2007 for ADR and, since 2010, for personal injury litigation. For the 2013 Best Lawyers publication he was named “Lawyer of the Year” in greater Portland for his ADR work. cdinan@monaghanleahy.com
 
 
John Wall
John J. Wall, III was born in Bangor, Maine. He is a 1989 graduate of Cornell University and a 1992 graduate of the University of Maine, School of Law, cum laude, where he was a member and Assistant Editor of the Maine Law Review. Mr. Wall is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Maine as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Wall’s primary area of practice is civil litigation. He has substantial experience as trial counsel in commercial claims, personal injury claims, and insurance coverage disputes. He also has an active appellate practice. jwall@monaghanleahy.com
 
 
Kenneth Pierce
Kenneth D. Pierce was born in Stamford, Connecticut. He is a 1979 graduate, magna cum laude, of the School of Liberal Arts at Boston College. Mr. Pierce enjoyed a successful sales career in the medical device industry before obtaining his law degree in 1990 from Northeastern University School of Law. While in law school, he clerked for the Massachusetts Trial Court and worked for the litigation departments of Bingham, Dana & Gould, Boston, and Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, Portland, Maine. He is admitted to practice in Maine, Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine. Mr. Pierce has extensive civil jury trial experience in federal and state court in matters involving personal injury, motor vehicles, employment, real estate, boundary, insurance coverage and products liability issues. He is also frequently retained as a mediator and arbitrator. Mr. Pierce is the former President of the Boston College Alumni Association and remains active in alumni events. He is married to Kathleen O’Connor Pierce, a 1980 graduate of Boston College and native of Indianapolis, Indiana. They live in Cape Elizabeth, Maine and have two sons: Will, a 2014 graduate of Georgetown University, and Matty, class of 2016 at Boston College. Ken and Kathleen are active in community organizations including Cape Elizabeth baseball, basketball and other youth sports. kpierce@monaghanleahy.com
 
 
Cornelia S. Fuchs
Cornelia S. Fuchs was born in New York, New York. She graduated from Smith College (cum laude) in 1984 and from the University of Maine Law School in 1990, where she was a member of the Moot Court Board, attaining the distinction of Best Oralist and Best Team in the 1989 Trilateral Moot Court Competition. She is admitted to practice in Maine and the U.S. District Court, District of Maine. Ms. Fuchs specializes in family law and divorce work, personal injury and general liability litigation. Ms. Fuchs is a member of the Cumberland and Maine State Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Fuchs recently stepped down as President of the Board of Directors of the Maine Law Alumni Association, where she remains as a Director. She previously served as a Director of the University of Maine School of Law Foundation Board. She is a past coach of the Portland High School Mock Trial Team, past Director of the Portland Ballet Board of Directors, past chairperson of the Women’s Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association, and is a Fellow of the Maine Bar Foundation. Ms. Fuchs is conversant in German. cfuchs@monaghanleahy.com
 
Nicholas Loukes
Nicholas Loukes was born and raised in Bangor, Maine. He earned his B.A. in English, Classics and Creative Writing from Colby College, where he was a two year captain on the basketball team. In 2009, Nick graduated, cum laude, from the University of Maine School of Law and is admitted to practice in all Maine state courts as well as the United States Federal Court for the District of Maine. His primary areas of practice are in commercial lending, real estate, and corporate law. Nick has been a volunteer summer counselor for the YMCA Leaders School on Branch Lake in Ellsworth, Maine. He is a resident of Portland. nloukes@monaghanleahy.com
 
Matthew Libby
Matthew K. Libby, a native of Saco, Maine, joined the firm in the fall of 2012 after graduating cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law. In law school Matt served as a Comment and Case Note Editor on the Maine Law Review and as a teaching assistant in legal-writing, civil procedure, and criminal law. Matt is admitted to practice in all Maine state courts and the United States Federal Court for the District of Maine. His primary areas of practice are civil litigation and criminal defense. Prior to law school Matt obtain his M.B.A., and before that he spent four years playing professional hockey, including two years with the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League. He is an active member of Mary’s Walk, a cancer fundraiser held each year in Saco in memory of his mother, Mary Kerry Libby, and he is a big brother in the Big Brother Big Sisters Program of Southern Maine. Matt currently lives in Saco with his wife Kelsey, who is also an attorney, and their daughter Tess. mlibby@monaghanleahy.com
 
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Laura A. Berry was born and raised in Casco, Maine. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern Maine in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and minor in Criminology. In 2016, Laura graduated cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law, where she was the Research Editor of the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal, Chair of the Women’s Law Association, and an active member of the Maine Association of Public Interest Law. While in law school, she worked as a judicial extern for the Maine District Court in Lewiston and as a Student Attorney at the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office. Laura is admitted to practice in all Maine state courts. She is a member of the Maine State Bar Association. Her primary area of practice is civil litigation. lberry@monaghanleahy.com