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At a presentation on December 7, 2016, for the John Waldo Ballou Inn of Court, Sean Ociepka spoke to a group of attorneys about the ethics of representing individuals in adult guardianship proceedings. Adult guardianship proceedings take place in Maine probate courts and concern the fundamental constitutional rights of adults who are alleged […]

Sean Ociepka Presents on Ethics for Guardianship Attorneys


Attorney Elly Burnett knows first-hand how difficult it can be to raise kids while having a career. In addition to raising three kids, she has been a champion of working mothers in her employment law practice. Because of her extensive experience with the issues facing working parents, Elly has been […]

Elly Burnett to present on Family Leave for Maine’s Lawyers


A criminal case will be dismissed after Sean Ociepka prevailed on a Motion to Suppress evidence in the Waldo County Criminal Docket. In a written order following a hearing, a Waldo County justice concluded that law enforcement was not justified in stopping a vehicle leaving the entrance area of Belfast City Park […]

Motion to Suppress Granted



Ociepka & Burnett, P.A. has prevailed in an appeal before the State’s highest court. In an opinion released today, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court threw out a criminal conviction and sent the case back to the trial court for entry of a judgment of acquittal. Sean Ociepka successfully argued on […]

Criminal Conviction Thrown Out On Appeal


Elly Burnett has been selected to the 2015 New England Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice, and who have attained certain honors, results or credentials that indicate a high degree of peer recognition or professional competence. Elly was nominated for her work […]

Elly Burnett Selected as Super Lawyers Rising Star


On October 6, 2015, Sean Ociepka will argue an appeal before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in a somewhat unique setting. For the past 10 years, the State’s highest court has made it an annual tradition to venture out from its normal home at the Cumberland County Courthouse and travel […]

Sean Ociepka to Argue Supreme Court Appeal at Hermon High ...



On June 25, Elly Burnett will be on a panel of presenters speaking to Maine lawyers on the topic of Family Medical Leave: What it Means for You and Your Firm. With the changing demographics of the Maine bar and progressing notions of family and work-life balance, more and more […]

Elly Burnett to speak at MSBA Summer Meeting



Elly Burnett will be on a panel of speakers at Our Town Belfast’s Lunch and Learn seminar on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, from noon to 1 pm at Belfast City Hall. The topic for this month’s Lunch and Learn is “Personnel Policies.” Elly will give an overview of the employment […]

Elly Burnett to speak at Our Town Belfast Lunch & ...



This March, Elly Burnett will be presenting “Parenting and the Workplace: Employment Rights and Responsibilities from Conception to Adulthood” at the 14th Annual Employment Law Update, which is sponsored by the Labor and Employment Section of the Maine State Bar Association. Elly will be speaking to other attorneys about the […]

Elly Burnett To Present On “Parenting and the Workplace”