Dan Stevens and Avery Day are Maine natives who have worked in the state’s largest law firm, with its top lawmakers, and among peers constituting Maine’s best attorneys. We serve clients from the courtrooms of high-stakes cases to the boardrooms of businesses.
The firm was formed in late 2015 by Attorney Daniel Stevens as a solo practice focused on litigation, mediation, and arbitration. In early 2017, Avery Day joined the firm, expanding its capacity and scope. As partners, Dan and Avery now offer a balanced suite of services, with Dan continuing to represent persons killed or seriously injured as a result of an accident and those involved in business, real estate, and will & trust disputes. Avery complements this work with a general practice that includes wills and trusts, real estate transactions, corporate formation, counsel for small businesses, and administrative law matters, including those in front of state agencies and regulatory boards.
Daniel J. Stevens
About Attorney Daniel Stevens
Dan is a native of Aroostook County. He received a BA from the University of Southern Maine and his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law where he served as Executive Editor of the Maine Law Review. Following law school, Dan joined Maine’s largest law firm where he honed his skills as an attorney and where he was elected Partner, and ultimately Partner-in-Charge of the Firm’s Augusta, Maine attorneys.
As Dan’s fellow Augusta-based partners announced their plans to retire, he decided the time was right to strike out on his own. Dan founded The Law Offices of Daniel J. Stevens, LLC with the mission of providing top-shelf legal services but with rates that take advantage of the lower overhead costs that derive from a boutique sized firm.
Giving back and serving all Mainers, regardless of their backgrounds or economic status, has been an important part of Dan’s legal career. Dan was a founding member of a group of attorneys who volunteered to provide free legal services to members of our military following the events of 9/11. He also received an award from the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project for his pro bono service and served as Chair of the State of Maine Fee Arbitration Commission.
- University of Maine School of Law, J.D.
- Executive Editor, Maine Law Review
- University of Southern Maine , B.A.
- Maine State Courts
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- Board of Governors, Maine Trial Lawyers Association, 1998-present
- Board of Governors, Maine Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2013-2014
- Panel Chair, Maine Overseers of the Bar, Fee Arbitration Commission, 2008-2013
- Chair, Maine Overseers of the Bar, Fee Arbitration Commission, 2012-2013
- Member, Maine Bar Association
- Member, American Association for Justice
- Member, John Waldo Ballou American Inn of Court
- Board of Directors, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, 2001-2005
- Board of Trustees, Winthrop Education Corporation, 2003-2007 (President, 2006-2007)
- 1st Lieutenant, Combat Engineer Officer, Maine Army National Guard, 1983-1987
About Attorney Avery Day
Avery grew up on Vinalhaven and graduated from Vinalhaven High School before attending the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Avery graduated from Harvard Law School in 2009 and has been admitted to the Bar in Maine and Massachusetts.
Prior to joining Dan Stevens, Avery served as the Governor’s Chief Legal Counsel, providing the Governor with advice on legal matters, as well as working with a variety of governmental agencies, including the Judicial Branch; the Office of the Attorney General; The Governor’s Board on Executive Clemency; the Governor’s Judicial Selection Committee; the Maine Commission on Ethics and Elections Practices; the Maine Human Rights Commission; and the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission. Avery’s prior state service includes serving as Acting Commissioner of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
Prior to his State service, Avery worked at Maine’s largest law firm for over five years, working on government relations and litigation matters. This work primarily involved representing businesses and associations before the Maine Legislature and regulatory agencies.
At Stevens & Day, Avery maintains a general practice, focusing on transactional matters that include wills and trusts, real estate transactions, corporate formation, and counsel for small businesses. In addition to this transactional work, he also handles administrative law matters, practicing before various State agencies and professional licensing boards.
Avery lives in Yarmouth with his wife and two children.
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