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

Renee Duplisea

Renee Duplisea

Renee Duplisea has worked with Steve Smith for over 16 years. As a Senior Paralegal, she has handled thousands of cases with professionalism, great attention to detail, and superior customer service. Her expertise in the area of family law is beyond compare.  Her clients often say that they were able to get through the worst time of their lives because of the help they received from Renee.

Renee began her law career as a Clerk at the Bangor Superior Court, where she focused on criminal cases and grand jury indictments, gaining knowledge of court flows and systems. It was while working at the court, that Renee met Steve Smith, who would soon become her mentor.

Renee is well known for her strong work ethic. While working a full-time job and raising a family, she enrolled at the University of Maine and in 2021 earned a bachelor’s degree in Pre Law. She is currently enrolled at the Maine School of Law and is on track to graduate with her J.D. in 2025. She is very excited to finally realize her dream of becoming a lawyer.

Renee lives in Burnham with her husband, Ryan, and their two children. She enjoys spending time with her kids and in her garden, where she enjoys growing tomatoes to make spaghetti sauce.

Accolades & Awards



  • University of Maine
    Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Law

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