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Team Effort Prevails at Maine Supreme Judicial Court

James E. Belleau and Adam R. Lee recently prevailed at the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in Dawn H. Haskell et al. v. Grover B. Bragg Jr., 2017 ME 154. This case was on an appeal from the Superior Court’s judgment in favor of their clients who were awarded $928,071.64, plus interest and costs, for compensatory damages, damages for pain and suffering, and punitive damages resulting from a brutal home invasion.

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Attorney James Belleau wins in Southport

James (Jamie) Belleau of Trafton Matzen Belleau & Frenette successfully represented a property owner who purchased land in the coastal town of Southport, Maine in 2006 for purposes of subdividing ocean front property. Attorney Belleau’s client received a deed from the seller conveying a ten foot wide right of way on a neighboring property. The neighboring property owner argued that the ten foot wide right of way was limited to a pedestrian walk way. Attorney Belleau’s client claimed it had a right to use the right of way to access the property it purchased including the right to use the right of way to access the property by car.

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Turner junkyard owners given deadlines for cleanup | Tom Standard, special to the Sun Journal

Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal | Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Selectmen met for an hour in executive session with town attorney Jamie Belleau to discuss junkyard issues.
After the executive session, selectmen discussed the situations with the two property owners, Thomas Heikkinen and Carlton Enos, who were asked to attend the meeting.

Code Enforcement Officer Roger Williams showed the selectmen photographs taken several years ago and photographs taken recently. The selectmen deemed that the photographs showed progress was too slow, and gave the owners definite dates to complete the work or face legal action.

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People You Know: Jamie Belleau — lawyer, coach, Lewiston booster

Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal – Monday, March 2, 2015

Partner Jamie Belleau is head coach of the Lewiston Blue Devils varsity boys hockey team and was the subject of an ongoing column by Kathryn Skelton about “People You Know” in the L-A Community.

“The Lewiston School Department, Lewiston High School, does a lot of things right,” Belleau said. “Lewiston kids are great kids. Excellent teachers, coaches and I really like being a part of that.”

Presque Isle native donates $5 million to Maine Winter Sports Center’s new start

Bangor Daily News – Monday, February 9, 2015

Richard L. Trafton is chairman of the board for Maine Winter Sports Center and was quoted in the linked article regarding a large contribution made to the world-class outdoor sports program in northern Maine.

“The endowment campaign will engage the help of individuals and organizations that share the MWSC’s commitment to a healthier Maine and to the effective stewardship of our remarkable natural resources, which serve as the classroom for MWSC’s programming,” said Dick Trafton, chairman of the center’s board, in a prepared statement.


Trafton & Matzen expands, Adds Partners becomes Trafton, Matzen, Belleau & Frenette 

Lewiston Sun Journal – Business – Friday,

January, 2, 2015

On Jan. 1, the established Auburn law firm of Trafton & Matzen, 10 Minot Ave., added James “Jamie” Belleau and Marc Frenette as partners to the respected general legal practice, now known as Trafton, Matzen, Belleau & Frenette, LLP. Belleau, an effective trial lawyer, adds extensive experience in civil litigation and municipal law; Frenette will focus his practice on business law and civil litigation. Attorneys, from left, Marc Frenette and Jamie Belleau join Kelly Matzen and Richard Trafton.