Rockport Attorney Margaret Machaiek elected to Maine Trial Lawyers board of governors

Posted:  Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 3:15pm

Attorney Margaret Machaiek, of the law firm Briggs & Wholey, LLC, in Rockport, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.  This is a significant honor bestowed upon few Maine Trial Lawyers.  The MTLA Board of Governors consists of 30 governors selected from the state trial bar.  The Board of Governors is the governing body of the MTLA and is responsible for formulating the budget and directing all Association policy and lobbying efforts, which have far reaching effects upon the viability of Maine’s civil justice system. 

Attorney Machaiek has been member of the Maine Bar since 2013.  After serving a term as a law clerk to Hon. Warren Silver of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, she joined Briggs &Wholey LLC as an associate in 2015.  Since, then, she has been recognized annually as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers based on nominations from her peers. 

A resident of Rockland, Attorney Machaiek earned her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude, and her undergraduate degree from Brown University. 

She has served on the Maine Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee and MTLA’s Amicus Committee in recent years. 

The law firm of Briggs & Wholey, LLC, focuses exclusively on Personal Injury Law and Civil Litigation, and has received both local and national recognition for its efforts to assist victims harmed by reckless or negligent acts.  Attorney Alison Wholey Briggs and Attorney Machaiek represent clients statewide, and have successfully obtained rightful compensation for clients in matters of serious personal injury resulting from motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, products liability, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, and premises liability cases.  The firm of Briggs & Wholey, LLC, has earned a reputation as an experienced and aggressive firm that offers high caliber results for the injured.

The Maine Trial Lawyers Association is a professional trade association that provides advocacy, continuing legal education, public education, membership, and marketing services to Maine attorneys and the people they represent.  The Maine Trial Lawyers Association was founded in 1963 and is a state affiliate of the American Association for Justice.  The Maine Constitution provides that every Maine citizen shall have remedy by due course of law for injury to themselves, their reputations, or their property.  The MTLA works to preserve and protect the right of Maine people, consumers, and businesses to hold others accountable in a court of law and, where appropriate, through a trial by jury, to the full extent of the Constitution’s promise.  The MTLA also works to ensure the independence of the judiciary and to ensure that the courts operate to the benefit of the people they are meant to serve.  MTLA is dedicated to promoting the administration of justice and improving the practice of law for the trial bar and the clients it serves, which includes vigorous protection of access to the court system and the right to a jury trial for all citizens.