Seth began practicing law in 2003 and since that time has become an experienced trial attorney who is a strong advocate for his clients. He has not followed the traditional path of a lawyer but has looked beyond the courtroom to find ways in the legal system to improve the lives of his clients and also the larger community. In addition to sitting on the Co-Occurring Disorders and Veterans Court he has been a vocal proponent of restorative justice, not just for juveniles, but for adults as well.
His practice includes criminal defense (for adults and juveniles) and veterans’ defense. He has been the Defense Counsel for the only Co-Occurring Disorders and Veterans court in Maine since its inception in 2011.
Seth graduated from the Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco and did his undergraduate degree at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Seth also is a Certified Mediator who specializes in mediating divorces and other disputes. He received his training at MWI in Boston.
Patricia Pyle is a Certified Mediator who specializes in mediating divorces and other disputes. She did her mediation certification training at the University of Southern Maine. She and Seth have been mediating divorces since 2012. Patricia received her undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University and has been with the Law Office since 2011.
Patricia does criminal and civil case analysis, working with attorneys to analyze the strengths, weaknesses and issues in their cases. She also consults with sole proprietors on putting in place organizational processes that work for them.
In The News
April 10, 2017, Morning Sentinel
Augusta woman completes special court, avoids prison term
'(...)Her attorney, Seth Levy, said that when Barto first came to his office in 2015, “Her life was really a mess. She was not seeing her kids, her housing was sketchy, she was really struggling. She had to change and she recognized that.”
He said she had “a real issue with addiction” which she has since conquered with counseling and treatment, and that she persevered with the assistance of the Co-Occurring Disorders Court team. “She sees her kids now on weekends and she’s working,” Levy said. “I’m glad to be a part of that.”'
September 15, 2016, MPBN
Maine Calling: Restorative Justice
"Restorative justice is gaining more and more followers and making the news across the country. We discuss this system of criminal justice that focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community at large and how it is playing out in Maine.
Guests: Seth Levy, trial attorney who has represented clients involved with restorative justice (...)"
March 31, 2010, BDN
Off drugs, and off the criminal path
"Justice Mills spearheaded the Co-Occurring Disorders Court four years ago but said she couldn’t keep it going without help from people ranging from lawyers to probation officers to counselors to police officers. (...)
“It’s because we are able to have all the ducks lined up for re-entering society that lets our clients succeed,” said Mills, who recognized several agencies who help support the program’s clients.
(...)Three lawyers, Lisa Whittier of Augusta, Seth Levy of Brunswick and Steve Bourget of Augusta, were recognized for being outstanding advocates for people with disabilities."