About Attorney Graybeal
Lee Anne has been providing legal services to individuals and businesses since she entered private practice in 1983. During her years at Rutgers University School of Law – Newark she was an Editor of the Law Review and participated in legal clinics. After graduating in 1982 she spent a year clerking for a trial court judge in New Jersey.
In the fall of 1983 she joined a firm of ten lawyers and began representing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee. This association resulted in her administering hundreds of bankruptcy cases and gave her the opportunity to deal with a wide variety of bankruptcy issues. In addition to her trustee work, she has represented many debtors in bankruptcy proceedings, in Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13.
Other significant aspects of her practice have included representing buyers and sellers in real estate transactions; banks in connection with large numbers of residential mortgage transactions, and commercial real estate and loan transactions; small businesses in collection actions; and individuals in business creation.
She was associated with one of the largest law firms in New Jersey, then formed a two-member partnership, and finally, established an office as a solo practitioner in New Jersey. She moved to Maine in September 1999 and started her practice in York County. She prefers the flexibility and control of a solo practice, which lets her provide direct attention to the legal needs of her clients. She prides herself on accessibility and the ability to provide competent, compassionate representation.
Born Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1951
Law Degree: J.D., Rutgers University School of Law – Newark, 1982, Editor Law Review.
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. Political Science, Drew University, Madison, NJ, 1975, Dean’s List, London Semester in Comparative Political Science.
Publication: Note, The Private Attorney General and the Public Advocate: Facilitating Public Interest Litigation, 34 Rutgers Law Review 350 (Winter 1982).
Appointment: 1992-1996 Member, District XIII Ethics Committee, New Jersey Supreme Court. Presenter, Maine State Bar Association educational programs on bankruptcy; 2004 District of Maine Judicial Conference panel on bankruptcy issues. Former Member, Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee, District of Maine
1982 New Jersey Supreme Court; United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
1985 United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
1996 United States Supreme Court.
1999 Maine Supreme Judicial Court; United States District Court for the District of Maine.
2011 New Hampshire Supreme Court; United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.