On Tuesday, January 9, 2024, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court appointed a receiver to wind down the law practice of Attorney James P. Dunleavy following his death.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of James P. Dunleavy.”

Dunleavy, a solo practitioner based in Presque Isle, passed away on December 10, 2023, according to the filing. He had been practicing law in Maine since 1968 and also served as a Probate Judge.

Concerned about protecting Dunleavy’s current and former clients’ files and matters, the Board of Overseers of the Bar filed an expedited petition with the high court seeking a receivership. The court granted the request on January 8th, appointing Jed Davis, Esq. Davis had previously been designated by Dunleavy as his proxy. He will secure Dunleavy’s office, notify clients, inventory open and closed files, and ensure any time-sensitive client matters are addressed in a timely manner.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Dunleavy is an attorney in Presque Isle, Maine. He attended the University of Maine School of Law, graduating in 1968. He acquired his law license in Maine in 1968.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.