Drummond & Drummond Welcomes Newest Attorneys
Drummond & Drummond is very pleased to introduce our two newest attorneys to our clients.
David J. Marchese joined the firm on January 1, 2017. He received his undergraduate degree at Hobart College, and obtained his Juris Doctorate at the University Of New Hampshire School Of Law. Dave has practiced law in Maine for thirty years, starting as an adviser with the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, after which he was an Assistant Attorney General advising the Department of Human Services (now DHHS), litigating cases and assisting with appeals to the Law Court. Dave went into private practice in 1990, after which he was self-employed from 1991 through 2016, initially as a general practitioner doing a substantial amount of litigation. In 1999 Dave began focusing his practice almost exclusively representing injured Mainers, helping them with wrongful death claims, personal injury motor vehicle claims, product liability, premises liability/slip and falls, dog bites, assaults, workplace injuries, professional liability, Social Security Disability and other tort matters.
He believes that clients must be heard and understood, as the first step in leading them successfully through the legal and insurance system. Using a caring, savvy and disciplined approach, Dave identifies the unique strategies that work for each client. With persistent and strong advocacy, in addition to smart application of the law, Dave encourages clients to be their own best medical care advocate, as well as helping them regain control over their lives after their traumatic experience.
Thomas E. Shoening has joined the firm after over two years of residential and commercial real estate title insurance and closing experience with Two Light Settlement Services, LLC and New England Title, LLC in southern Maine. Tom graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY in 2009 and Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2013.
He also has worked in the social security disability field and EEOC employment discrimination mediations. Tom’s own words demonstrate his high personal and professional standards:
“During my time practicing in the title business I gained extensive experience in a wide range of title and real estate matter. In my “old school” training regime I spent much of the winter of 2014-15 abstracting hundreds of titles. I was simultaneously thrown into a ring of demanding real estate agents, hard money lenders and mortgage bankers, and tasked with leading them all through a smooth closing process. Having conducted well over 500 closings, I am used to staying calm in highly contentious situations and solving problems under pressure. Approximately one quarter of my practice involves representing non-institutional lenders in transactions with real estate developers and investors. This dynamic position has allowed me to function as a lawyer and entrepreneur. For example, last summer I taught a series of continuing education courses to real estate agents outlining key details of the TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rules that went into effect in October, 2015.”
“In my practice I especially value the strong professional relationships I formed with clients, real estate agents, and lenders in the southern Maine real estate community. My professional relationships with clients outside the office spur my commitment and work ethic to go the extra mile for all of my clients.”