Shankman & Associates
Legal Center

Established in 1983

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Shankman & Associates Legal Center

Free initial consultation, Credit cards accepted

Serving Topsham, ME view address

Serving Topsham, ME view address

Free initial consultation, Credit cards accepted

Attorney Awards
CV Notable
Champion Badge Silver

About Shankman & Associates Legal Center

Attorneys at Law

In September of 1981, Neil Shankman opened the first legal clinic in the State of Maine. With offices located in Bangor, Lewiston and South Portland, the firm emphasized the concept of affordability, accessibility, and approachability. We advertised our low hourly rates and prepaid legal services plans. Offices were located in or around major shopping areas. There were extended hours. There was an emphasis on the latest technology, expanded use of Paralegals, and routinization of function so that overall costs were kept to a minimum. The concept was well received by the media and the general public. This was a firm that was dedicated to serving consumers who made too much money to qualif...

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Attorneys at Law

In September of 1981, Neil Shankman opened the first legal clinic in the State of Maine. With offices located in Bangor, Lewiston and South Portland, the firm emphasized the concept of affordability, accessibility, and approachability. We advertised our low hourly rates and prepaid legal services plans. Offices were located in or around major shopping areas. There were extended hours. There was an emphasis on the latest technology, expanded use of Paralegals, and routinization of function so that overall costs were kept to a minimum. The concept was well received by the media and the general public. This was a firm that was dedicated to serving consumers who made too much money to qualify for legal aid, but too little money to afford the highbrow law firms.

Over the years, the firm has evolved. Our locations changed. Our hourly rates increased. Our name changed to Shankman & Associates Legal Center. However, the overall concept has stayed the same. We are still dedicated to serving individuals and small businesses in need of legal services at an affordable rate. We offer an extensive fee schedule for review by potential clients. We give a written fee estimate to every client at their first meeting. Every client is given an initial telephone consultation so that we can identify the nature of the issues that will need to be addressed, provide some initial guidance, and offer a preliminary estimate of anticipated legal fees. We continue to have multiple locations in order to make ourselves accessible to our clients. We continue to rely on a well-trained, highly experienced support staff who make it easier for clients to have access to information whenever it is needed.

While Shankman & Associates Legal Center remains a broadly based general practice of law, the bulk of our practice focuses on four areas: (1) domestic relations, including divorce, paternity, child support, custody fights, alimony and restraining orders; (2) bankruptcy, including Chapter 7 or 13, liquidation, reorganization, wage earner plans, IRS defense, and foreclosure defense; (3) landlord/tenant relations, including evictions, staff training, lease preparations, abandoned property, project acquisitions, subsidized housing, and collections; and (4) personal injury claims, including car accidents, slip and fall incidents and products liability issues.

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Areas of Law

  • Domestic Relations
  • Divorce
  • Bankruptcy
  • Landlord And Tenant Law
  • Tenant Relations
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Family Law
  • Consumer Law

Client Reviews

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  • 75% client recommended 6 recommendations
  • 3.9/5.0 8 reviews
  • Communication

    3.7/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    3.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Neil S. Shankman on 11/19/11 in Family Law

    Fiery, brilliant and extremely knowledgeable about Family Law.

    Fiery, brilliant and extremely knowledgeable about Family Law.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Neil S. Shankman on 02/18/11 in Family Law

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  • 4.8/5.0

    Review for Shankman & Associates Legal Center on 04/28/11 in Family Law

    *Mr. Shankman, his associate, Ms. Brochu and his staff are hardworking and dedicated advocates on their behalf. I would not hesitate to use the firm again. *The firm treated me very professionally, were receptive and sensitive to my needs.
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    *Mr. Shankman, his associate, Ms. Brochu and his staff are hardworking and dedicated advocates on their behalf. I would not hesitate to use the firm again. *The firm treated me very professionally, were receptive and sensitive to my needs.
    *Despite my reluctance to enter into the divorce process Shankman and Associates were supportive and respectful addressing my concerns throughout the entire process. *Over all I was more than satisfied with the results and quality of the representation prov

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  • 4.3/5.0

    Review for Shankman & Associates Legal Center on 10/10/10 in Personal Injury

    Very professional office with friendly staff that makes things easier to understand. Great crew!

    Very professional office with friendly staff that makes things easier to understand. Great crew!

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  • 4.0/5.0

    Review for Rebecca V. Brochu on 02/18/10 in Bankruptcy

    The firm understands my needs in this case.

    The firm understands my needs in this case.

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  • 3.8/5.0

    Review for Neil S. Shankman on 02/18/10 in Bankruptcy

    I was disappointed with having to owe the bank the amount on the assets. Better communications would of been appreciated between Joe and Neil. I of course should have been present at all the meetings.

    I was disappointed with having to owe the bank the amount on the assets. Better communications would of been appreciated between Joe and Neil. I of course should have been present at all the meetings.

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  • 1.5/5.0

    Review for Shankman & Associates Legal Center on 12/14/16 in Personal Injury

    Drop the ball after attorney moved on to anther practice !!!!

    Drop the ball after attorney moved on to anther practice !!!!

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  • 1.0/5.0

    Review for Shankman & Associates Legal Center on 02/20/13 in Litigation

    Referred to a junior associate who was more interested in getting my money than handling my case. Did not respond to any of my e-mails before or after payment.

    Referred to a junior associate who was more interested in getting my money than handling my case. Did not respond to any of my e-mails before or after payment.

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Peer Reviews

  • 3.3/5.0 3 reviews
  • Legal Knowledge

    3.3/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    3.3/5.0
  • Judgment

    2.8/5.0
  • Communication

    3.1/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    3.8/5.0

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Firm Details

Year Established
1983
Firm Size
5
Credit Cards Accepted
Additional Payment Information
    Free initial consultation

Location Details

Fax: 207-729-1293

Website: http://www.shankmanlegal.com

Firm Address:

Shankman & Associates Legal Center 2 Melcher Pl.
Topsham, ME 04086
U.S.A.

Office Hours:

  • Monday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Office Hours:

  • Monday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

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