Sonia Buck was born in Portland, Maine. She received her B.A. in English and Business from the University of Southern Maine (cum laude) in 2002 and her J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law (magna cum laude) in 2005. In law school, Sonia was the Production Editor of the Maine Law Review, which published her case note entitled Church Liability for Clergy Sexual Abuse: Have Time and Events Overthrown Swanson v. Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland? Sonia also participated in the Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court competition and received the Gignoux Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy at her law school graduation.
Her practice areas include employment law and commercial litigation, mortgage foreclosures, mechanics lien actions, bond claims, and construction disputes. She also handles unfair trade practice cases and other consumer matters.
She was named as a New England Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for the years 2011 through 2015.
Sonia lives in Auburn with her husband, Charlie and their chocolate lab, Murphy. She enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. A Maine native, she particularly enjoys all that Maine has to offer during the beautiful summer months, including boating, beaching, and camping.
MEMBERSHIPS AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Her memberships include the Maine Bar Association, the Androscoggin County Bar Association, the Maine Mediator’s Association, and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. Sonia has written several articles for American Bar Association publications. She is also a Dedimus Justice. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Kaplan University and serves on the Advisory Committee for Kaplan’s paralegal program.
She is also the President of the Board of Trustees for the Auburn Public Library.
Attorney Buck has also published a book for law students and legal professionals, Movie Therapy for Law Students. Her book surveys 35 courtroom dramas and comedies and discusses the substantive law raised in the movies. You may also follow Sonia’s Movie Therapy for Law Students Facebook page by clicking HERE.
Sonia Buck is also a trained mediator and handles both court-sponsored and private mediations. Having recently completed a 40-hour mediation training program, she has been added to several court mediation rosters, including Superior Court mediation and arbitration, family law cases, small claims, landlord-tenant matters, and foreclosure diversion mediation. She is a board member of the Maine Association of Mediators and was recently appointed to the roster for the Maine Real Estate Mediation Program.
Attorney Buck offers discounted hourly rates for local mediations; her private mediation rates range from $100 – $150 per hour.
Contact Sonia Buck
Phone: (207) 784-4563
Fax: (207) 784-1981
Linnell, Choate & Webber LLP
Attn: Sonia J. Buck
83 Pleasant Street
Auburn, ME 04210
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