Steve and Renee were great to work with! Very professional and realistic. Gave no false expectations or predictions. They communicated everything to us in a timely manner. We will definitely use them again if ever needed! Thank you, Steve and your team!


For my family law case, Steve Smith had a very strong presence and was dominant in the courtroom. The manner in which he carries out cases is something you see in the movies. He was really animated and passionate about my case. His military background is a big asset, and he really helped me out. I would highly recommend him.


We hired Leah M. Baldacci for a family law case and she was so extremely helpful and got me through my case. She’s very professional and takes the time to listen to her clients. She’s a wonderful advocate and a fantastic attorney. If you’re looking for a great attorney, I recommend Leah. Thank you so much for your legal help.

Anonymous Client

I’ve hired Steve for two cases, and I am very pleased with my decision. He fights for his clients and strives for the best outcome. His entire staff is pleasant and wonderful to work with.


I hired Steve for a parental rights case involving my 2 children. He was aggressive but supportive and did not file unnecessary motions that wasted my retainer. I was terrified of court, but with his experience, I felt at ease. The process was explained, and his staff was great as well. I would hire him again if needed and received a great outcome with an order that works for me and my children.

Handled my Parental Rights Case with Ease

John “Jack” E. Baldacci, Jr.

John “Jack” E. Baldacci, Jr.

Stephen “Steve” Smith, Esq.

Attorney John “Jack” E. Baldacci, Jr., has experience in all aspects of civil and criminal litigation, having served as a Law Clerk for Penobscot County Superior Court in Bangor after graduating from the University of Maine School of Law.  Jack’s practice areas also include personal injury, municipal law, probate litigation, estate planning, business and commercial law, and real estate.

After serving as a Law Clerk, Jack worked at a prominent regional foreclosure law firm, representing some of the largest banks and corporations in the world.  Jack served as Lead Counsel on innumerable cases, securing a corresponding amount of successful judgments for his clients.  Jack is no stranger to the courtroom and will take a case all the way through trial, if necessary, to resolve his clients’ legal needs. Jack’s significant trial experience supports his ability to hone in and assess his clients’ legal goals and efficiently and effectively resolve their disputes.  Jack is constantly ready to jump into action for his clients.

Jack grew up in Augusta and is a 2009 graduate of Cony High School.  Committed to giving back to his community in Maine and internationally, Jack has volunteered throughout his life, from Bangor, to Portland, to Augusta, to the Dominican Republic.  Jack loves interacting with the people of Maine, and he looks forward to immersing himself within the Augusta community.

Jack chose to be educated in the state of Maine, and attend the University of Maine and the University of Maine School of Law.  While in law school, Jack interned at one of the largest private law firms in Portland, Maine, as well as at one of the largest private employers in the state, where Jack represented the company as a Hearing Officer and heard formal grievances from many unions. Also during law school, Jack worked as a Conduct Officer at the University of Southern Maine, where he independently held hearings and adjudicated alleged violations of the University Conduct Code.  In addition, Jack served as an Articles Editor for the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal, where he demonstrated and developed thoughtful writing and articulate arguments.

Jack is both a creative craftsman in his legal writing and a strong orator in the courtroom.  He is adept at negotiation, motion practice, and trial litigation.   His passion for the law and for his clients is evident with every interaction.

In his free time, Jack enjoys reading, pinochle, and pick-up basketball.  Jack lives with his loving wife, Leah.

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