Nine Bernstein Shur Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Work


Nine Bernstein Shur Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Work

Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Katahdin Counsel Encourages Lawyers to Provide Services for Low-Income and Elderly Residents

Portland and Augusta, ME and Manchester, NH (November 27, 2012) – Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced the selection of nine attorneys for the Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program.

The Katahdin Counsel was created by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to recognize the pro bono work done by Maine lawyers and to encourage lawyers to provide legal services for Maine’s low-income and elderly residents. Attorneys must complete more than 50 pro bono hours in a year to qualify for the program, placing them in the top tier of those donating legal services.

“It’s terrific that so many of our attorneys find a way to dedicate significant time and energy serving those in need,” said Charles Miller, Bernstein Shur’s CEO. “We take pride in our longstanding reputation for providing leadership in the community through our volunteer work and pro bono legal services, and are honored to see our attorneys named Katahdin Counsel.”

The following Bernstein Shur attorneys have been honored as Katahdin Counsel:

Eben Albert-Knopp of Portland, Maine
Travis Brennan of Portland, Maine
Ken Lehman of Cumberland, Maine
Fred Lipp of New Gloucester, Maine
Arnie Macdonald of South Freeport, Maine
Halliday Moncure of Brunswick, Maine
Jack Montgomery of South Freeport, Maine
Ellen Palminteri of Portland, Maine
John M.R. Paterson of Freeport, Maine

About Bernstein Shur

Widely regarded as one of New England’s most entrepreneurial law firms, Bernstein Shur is a multi-service firm with more than 100 attorneys in offices in Maine and New Hampshire. Founded in 1915, the firm provides practical and innovative counsel in the areas of business law, litigation, and municipal law to clients throughout the region and around the world. Bernstein Shur is Maine’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. More information is available at

About Katahdin Counsel

The Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program is intended to honor Maine’s lawyers who provide pro bono representation, and to help meet the unmet need for civil legal representation by increasing the number of attorneys who voluntarily provide pro bono representation. The program was named after Mt. Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak. The power of Mt. Katahdin parallels the power of bringing justice to those who, but for the generosity of Maine’s pro bono attorneys, would otherwise not have meaningful access to justice.