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Biography

For more than 40 years, David Leen has practiced law in Maine and has been involved in handling personal injury cases, workers' compensation claims, product liability cases, and death claims on behalf of plaintiffs. Dave founded the law office of Leen & Emery in 1977, and in 2015 joined with the office of Macdonald, Chase & Dufour to form the firm of Leen, Chase & Dufour.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Social Security

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1973
  • Maine, 1974
  • US Federal Courts, 1974
  • US District Court District of Maine, 1974

Education

  • Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee
    • Juris Doctor Degree - 1973

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bangor City Council Member
  • Overseer for Lucerne-In-Maine

Biography

David Chase graduated from the University of Maine in 1984. He received a law degree from the University of Maine Law School and was admitted to the Maine Bar in 1988. He became a partner in the Law Office of Macdonald, Chase & Dufour in 1991, and in 2015 joined with the office of Leen & Emery to form the firm of Leen, Chase & Dufour. David's practice focuses on social security disability and worker's compensation claims. Mr. Chase is a former President for the Orono Public Library Foundation and Penobscot Bar Association. Dave is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR).

Areas of Practice

  • 91% Social Security Disability
  • 9% Workers' Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, 1988
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of Maine, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1991

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Honors: Honors Moot Court
  • University of Maine, Orono, Maine
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: English

Past Employment Positions

  • Mitchell & Stearns, Lawyer, 1988 - 1991

Pro Bono Activities

  • Town of Orono Board of Appeals Chairman (current), 2003 - 2011
  • Stillwater Community Art Board of Trustees, 2011 - Present
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project, 1994 - Present
  • Old Town/Orono YMCA Board of Directors, 2008 - 2011
  • Church of Universal Fellowship Board of Trustees, 2011 - 2013
  • Orono Public Library Board of Trustees, 2003 - 2010
  • Vice President, Penobscot County Bar Association, 2011 - 2012
  • President, Library Foundation and Penobscot County Bar Association, 2012 - 2014

Biography

James Dufour graduated from the University of Maine in 1985 and earned his law degree from the University of New Hampshire's Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1988. He is a member of the Maine and New Hampshire State and Federal Bars. He was formerly New England Corporate Counsel for the Irving Oil Corporation. Jamie joined Macdonald, Chase & Dufour in 2002, and in 2015 joined with the office of Leen & Emery to form the firm of Leen, Chase & Dufour. Jamie is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR).

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Social Security Disability

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, 1988
  • New Hampshire, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of Maine, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1988
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1988

Education

  • Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, New Hampshire
    • J.D. - 1988
  • University of Maine, Orono, Maine
    • Geologic Sciences cum laude - 1985

Honors and Awards

  • Maine Bar Foundation Fellow, 2010 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Penobscot County Bar Association, Member, 2002 - Present
  • NH State Bar Association, Member (inactive status), 1988 - Present
  • Maine Bar Association, Member, 1988 - Present
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1988 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Irving Oil Corporation, New England Corporate Counsel, 1996 - 2002
  • Mitchell & Stearns, Lawyer, 1988 - 1996

Pro Bono Activities

  • Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project, 1988 - Present
  • Old Town City Council, 2006 - 2012

Biography

Carol McMannus, a Maine native and graduate of the University of Maine in Orono and Maine School of Law in Portland, began practicing law in 1992 by starting her own general practice. Over the years, she has practiced in small firms, as well as in-house for a large insurance company, gaining extensive experience, particularly in the area of workers’ compensation. She joined Leen, Chase & Dufour in 2017.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Social Security

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Maine, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, 2000

EDUCATION

  • University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine
    • J.D., 1992
    • Moot Court, Prize Arguer
  • University of Maine, Orono, Maine
    • B.A., 1989, Political Science
    • High Honors

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Penobscot Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

  • Dignity Delivery, San Diego, Board of Directors (former)
  • Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project