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Christopher R. Largay, Esq.

President / Managing Partner
Chris@LargayLaw.com
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Phone: 207-947-4LAW Ext: (4529
Fax: 207-942-3702
Cell: 207-944-4529

293 State St, Suite One
Bangor, Maine 04401

An active and busy practitioner, Attorney Largay has a diverse background and unique talents to benefit a wide range of clients, from individuals and families to any business with the need for a confident and experienced transactional and trial lawyer. 

Clients benefit from the specialized perspective of a lawyer with a business/accounting background.  He is confident and as comfortable in the Boardrooms (for Negotiations) and Conference Rooms (for Alternative Dispute Resolutions - Mediation & Arbitration) - as in the Courtrooms, the battleground of last but great resort for true Justice.  Confidence is key to a successful outcome.

Occasionally, disagreements necessitate resort to the Courts, for individuals, families or businesses. Attorney Largay has tried 100's of cases before administrative panels, municipal boards, dispute-resolution professionals, judges and civil & criminal juries of the State and Federal Courts.  In each case, he marshals the broad expertise and diverse talents from a competent, well-trained and tech-savvy team of attorneys, a registered/certified legal-nurse, business & litigation paralegals, and outside experts when right for your case.

Practice Areas:

Personal Injury/Torts- Auto Accidents, Civil Liability & Medical Malpractice.
Trials
/ Litigation -       State & Federal Cases in the Civil & Criminal Courts.
Mediation/Arbitration -  Early Informal Interventions or Court-Supported.
Business & Corporate
- Contracts, Employment Issues & All Transactions.
Education

Juris Doctor, University of New Hampshire - School of Law (formerly FPLC), 1991
Irving Kaufman Securities Law Moot Court Team Employed in Private Practice Law Firms throughout Law School.

Certificate, Harvard Law School, 2008
Successfully completed the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation (PON)which qualifies to be approved and court-rostered to serve as a Mediator in all civil disputes that get filed in Maine Courts of Law.

Bachelor of Arts, St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH, 1988

Pi Gammu Mu - International Social Sciences Honor Society
Delta Tau Alpha - King Edward Honor Society
Vice-President - St. Anselm Racquetball Club

International Exchange, University of Keele, Staffordshire, England, UK, 1987
Keele North-American Alumni Association - New England Regional Representative - Present

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice State of Maine, 1991
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1992
Federal District Court of Maine, 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals - First Circuit, Boston, 2005
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Maine Trial Lawyer's Association Membership No. Governor
Member Since: 1992
Member in good standing: 1992 - Present. Board of Governors: 2007 - Present Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee: Present

American Association for Justice
Member Since: 1992
Member in good standing. Actively involved in legislative initiatives, supportive of Pro-Justice Candidates and PAC's that promote Access to Justice, and regularly attending annual Conferences and Conventions.

Maine State Bar Association Membership No. Bar ID No. 7348
Member Since: 1991
MSBA Solo & Small Firm Section - Chair (2013) MSBA Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee Chairman: 2001- 2002. Member: 1992 - 2003

Univ. of New Hampshire, School of Law
Member Since: 2012
Dean's Advisory Council - Member Practice-Ready Study Group - Member

Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member Since: 1996
Member in good standing.

American Bar Association
Member Since: 1991
Law Practice Management Section: Member

Legal Experience

Attorney Largay has tried in excess of 75 jury trials to verdict, and 100's of bench trials, hearings and mediations/arbitrations, including cases of significant value and unusual precedent.

Civil Verdicts range from business and commercial litigation to a variety of personal injury awards.

Criminal Acquittals in a number of felony matters from burglary, gross sexual assault and OUI cases. Responding to the call of the Courts, we have handled several Murder cases from arrest through verdict.

The firm practices civil and criminal law in all Maine State and Federal Courts. Throughout a 20 year career, Attorney Largay has continued to narrow and specialize the firm's select corporate & business practices.  We believe that experience in the courtroom, with mastery of the rules of court and evidence, translates into confidence and successful outcomes in the often complex world of business negotiations.

Articles
A dozen or so presentations and white papers for Maine State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminars (Bridging the Gap, Maine Legal Year in Review (Chair), and numerous other organizations - Greater Bangor Apartment & Owners Management Association, Eastern Maine Medical Center's annual secretarial symposium, Maine Self-Storage Association, and Realtors Groups. 
Featured Pro Bono Activities
 Volunteer Lawyers Project - At the request of a Maine-based non-profit legal services agency, Attorney Largay has handled dozens of legal matters pro bono, or for no compensation.  In 2007, he finished a 2-year pro bono divorce case that reached teh equivalent of over $ 20,000 in the value of legal services provided to a gentleman falsely accused of abusing his wife and children.  With no prior record or history of abuse, he was ejected from the marital home and separated from his 4 young children for over 12 months until Attorney Largay was able to convince a District Court Judge that not only did the client not abuse these children and spouse, but he was the primary caretaker acting in their best interests.  The case ended with the Client and all of his children residing together in the marital home, and making it socially, financially and legally in this remote community. 

Friends of Dakin Pool
- City of Bangor/East Side Community Project - Board of Directors - 2006-2007.  The Friends raised in excess of $ 150,000, 50% more than its goal, to bring back to life an abandoned East-Side community pool. 

Saxl Park Committee - City of Bangor/East Side Community Project - Board Member.  2007 - Present.  SPC seeks to preserve 100+ acres of natural terrain consisting of fields, paths and woods, aside the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center, Cascade Park and overlooking the majestic Penobscot River.
Non-Legal Activities

American Red Cross - Member, Board of Directors (2002 - 2004)
Irish-American Society of Maine - Co-Founder, Officer and Director
Friends of Dakin Pool, East Side, Bangor - Community Action Group

Languages
English, Spanish, some Swahili.