About the Firm
Currier & Trask, P.A. is a law firm with an office in Presque Isle, Maine. In August, 2013, Currier & Trask expanded its practice, merging with Attorney Philip K. Jordan in Houlton to form Currier, Trask & Jordan; creating a total of five attorneys working at the two locations. Attorneys Richard L. Currier, Norman G. Trask, and James M. Dunleavy work primarily in Presque Isle, but frequently meet with clients in Houlton, as well. Attorneys Philip K. Jordan and Jessica R. Currier primarily work in the Houlton office.
We are a general practice law firm, offering legal services at its two locations to meet the needs of the residents of Aroostook County. At Currier & Trask, P.A. and Currier, Trask, & Jordan, we pride ourselves on the diversity of our practice. We each have varied practices and are able to competently handle a wide range of legal matters within the firm. We represents a variety of individuals, family owned businesses, banks, credit unions, insurance carriers and other corporate clients in a variety of practice areas, including civil litigation, real estate, workers’ compensation, personal injury, Social Security disability, corporate, family law, probate matters and criminal law. The firm also operates a real estate title business, NorStar Title Company, at the Presque Isle location that handles residential and commercial real estate transactions. The dedication and experience brought to the practice by the five attorneys, combined with very experienced support staff, enable us to provide clients with excellent service and quality work product.
Over the years, we have been recognized for our pro bono service in 1994, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005 and 2006. In 2005, Currier & Trask, P.A. received the Lewis Vafiades Pro Bono Award, in recognition of the firm’s “exceptional commitment to provide equal access to justice for the people of Maine”. Currier & Trask, P.A. received the distinction of being named a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in two practice areas by US News-Best Lawyers® from 2014 to the present. Currier & Trask is the only law firm in Aroostook County to be awarded this prestigious honor.
Richard L. Currier
Richard “Rick” Currier graduated from Presque Isle High School in 1973. He attended the University of Southern Maine and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in History in 1977. He attended the University of Maine School of Law and received his J.D. in 1980.
Mr. Currier has been practicing in Aroostook County since 1980. He has litigated hundreds of cases in the Superior and District Courts. Mr. Currier is a licensed Title Insurance Agent, and a Dedimus Justice. Mr. Currier practiced solo from 1986 until forming Currier & Trask, P.A. in 1988 with Norman Trask.
Mr. Currier is a member of the Maine State Bar Association and is a member of the Family Law Section, the Real Estate Title Section and the Municipal Law Section. Attorney Currier is a member of the Aroostook County Bar Association.
Attorney Currier is rated “BV-Distinguished”, signifying “very high legal ability and ethical standards”, by Martindale-Hubbell.
Norman G. Trask
Norman “Norm” Trask graduated from Maranacook High School in Readfield, Maine in 1981. He attended the University of Maine at Presque Isle, graduating cum laude, earning a B.A. in History in 1985. Mr. Trask then entered the University of Maine School of Law, receiving his J.D. in 1988. Upon graduation, he joined Richard Currier and formed Currier & Trask, P.A. The two have enjoyed a successful association since 1988.
Mr. Trask enjoys a busy litigation practice which focuses on workers’ compensation, social security disability and personal injury, as well as employment law cases and civil litigation. Mr. Trask is a very experienced litigator in these areas of practice and has presented at seminars and CLE meetings.
Mr. Trask is a member of the Maine State Bar Association, and is a member of the Workers Compensation section. He is also a member of the Aroostook County Bar Association, the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR).
He served as a Commissioner on the Maine State Harness Racing Commission from 1999-2007. Mr. Trask is licensed by the USTA and MHRC as an Associate Judge. He serves on the Foundation of the University at Presque Isle, and was elected to the Executive Committee in 2013. He is active in community athletics and previously coached the Easton Little League team and Easton youth basketball programs.
Mr. Trask was presented with a “Katahdin Counsel” Award by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in 2015, 2016, and 2017 in recognition of his pro bono work. Mr. Trask has been recognized with the Maine State Bar Association’s individual pro bono award in 1994, 1999, 2000 and 2006.
Mr. Trask became a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum in 2009 in recognition of his proficiency in personal injury litigation.
In 2013, Norm was selected by his peers for membership in “The Best Lawyers in America” in the fields of workers compensation and personal injury law. He was again selected for membership in “Best Lawyers” in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Attorney Trask was recognized in the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 editions of “New England Super Lawyers” for proficiency in workers compensation law – one of only twelve lawyers in the State of Maine to receive this distinction.
Attorney Trask is rated “BV-Distinguished”, signifying “very high legal ability and ethical standards”, by Martindale-Hubbell.
James M. Dunleavy
James M. “Jim” Dunleavy graduated from Presque Isle High School in 1989. He attended the University of Maine at Orono and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 1993. He attended law school at the University of Maine School of Law receiving his J.D. in 1996. He is a member of the bar in both Maine and the United States Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix & St. John). He has maintained inactive status as a member of the United States Virgin Islands bar while employed as an associate attorney with Dunleavy Law Offices, P.A. in Presque Isle, Maine at all times subsequent to October of 1996. He began an association with Currier & Trask, P.A. in Presque Isle, Maine beginning March 28, 2011.
Jim’s practice has included representation of clients in the areas of Criminal Law, all areas of Family Law (Divorce, Parental Rights & Responsibilities, Guardianships, Child Protection, etc.), Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income.
At times between October 2002 and February 2009, Jim has served as an adjunct instructor for Husson College providing instruction in the areas of Criminal Law, Family Law, Paralegal Internship and the Legal and Ethical Environment of Business.
Jim resides in Presque Isle with his wife, Julianne and their two children. He is a member of the Anah Temple Shrine and is active in local athletics, serving as a head referee for the Aroostook Football League.
Philip K. Jordan
Philip “Phil” Jordan graduated from Presque Isle High School in 1960. He attended the University of Maine at Orono and graduated with a B.A. in Science, Agriculture and Resource Economics in 1969. He attended law school at the University of Maine School of Law, and received his J.D. in 1972. Upon graduation, he moved to Houlton where he has practiced for over 45 years. In August of 2013, he merged his firm with Currier & Trask to form Currier, Trask, & Jordan.
Mr. Jordan enjoys a busy real estate, foreclosure and probate practice. He is a licensed Title Insurance Agent and member of the Aroostook County Bar Association.
Mr. Jordan is rated “BV”, signifying very high legal ability and ethical standards, by Martindale-Hubbell.
Jessica R. Currier
Jessica R. Currier graduated from Presque Isle High School in 2005. She attended St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont and graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science and Religious Studies in 2008. Ms. Currier attended law school at the University of Maine School of Law, and received her J.D. in 2013. Upon graduation from law school, she joined Currier & Trask, P.A. Ms. Currier is a licensed Title Insurance Agent and a member of the Aroostook County Bar Association.
Sharon (“Sherry”) Chamberland
Sharon “Sherry” Chamberland is the manager of NorStar Title Company. She brings to that role many years of experience in the banking, legal, and real estate fields. Sherry worked for many years at Key Bank of Maine in various roles, including Credit Analyst for the commercial loan department, before coming to work for the firm. Sherry worked at Currier & Trask, P.A. as a legal assistant for 7 years before her husband’s career took them to Delaware. While in Delaware, Sherry gained experience in a various areas of the law while working for the law office of Robert V. Witsil, Jr., P.A. for 13 years as the office manager and paralegal. During that time, Sherry also attended Wesley College and earned, with honors, an Associate of Science degree in Paralegal Studies. Sherry and her husband returned to Presque Isle in 2007 and Sherry returned to work for the firm as manager of NorStar Title Company.
Sherry is a member of the National Association of Paralegals, National CASA Association and American Land Title Association. She is also the Treasurer of non-profit St. Apollonia Dental Clinic and Chair of the annual Festival of Trees fundraiser.
Currier & Trask and Norstar Title Company have a competent, experienced staff and legal support team.
Amber began her employment with Currier & Trask in October of 2007. Amber assists in the preparation of title examinations and closing documents at NorStar Title Company.
Barb has been with Currier & Trask since February of 1988. Barb is a Legal Assistant to Attorney Richard Currier.
Beth has been with Currier & Trask since July of 1990. Beth is a Legal Assistant to Attorney Richard Currier.
Brandi previously worked for Currier & Trask for two years and recently re-joined the firm in February 2018. Brandi works at the front desk as the Office Receptionist and also serves as Legal Assistant to Attorneys Norman Trask, Richard Currier, and James Dunleavy.
Julie Winslow has been with the firm since April of 1988. Julie is the bookkeeper and does estate work and residential and commercial closings. Julie also assists Attorney Philip K. Jordan with corporations and civil matters in the Houlton office.
Kinette Henderson has been with the firm since May of 2007. Kinette handles residential and commercial real estate closings in the Houlton office.
Liz joined Currier & Trask in January 2015. Liz assists in the preparation of title examinations and closing documents at NorStar Title Company.
Lisa Gravel has been with the firm since November of 2004. Lisa handles residential and commercial closings in the Houlton office.
Lori has been with the firm since 2018 and serves as the Bookkeeper and Business Manager at the Presque Isle office.
Marcinne (“Tomi”) Henderson
Tomi is an abstractor and has been with the firm since July 2015.
Mindy has been with Currier & Trask since August of 2000. Mindy is a Legal Assistant to Attorney Norman Trask.
Rachel joined Currier & Trask in July 2016. Rachel is the Legal Assistant to Attorney James Dunleavy.