BEDARD & BOBROW, PC

 
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Attorneys/Staff

Patrick Scott BedardPatrick Scott Bedard  psbedlaw@bedardbobrow.com

Patrick Scott Bedard was born on September 7, 1963 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire while his father was working as a welder on submarines at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. When he was five, his family moved to Columbia, Maine, a small town of about 400 people in Washington County where he grew up raking blueberries every August since he was old enough to hold a blueberry rake. He graduated in 1981 from Narraguagus High School. In 1985, he graduated with high distinction with a double major in political science and philosophy from the University of Maine. He graduated from the University of Maine Law School in Portland, Maine in 1988. He was admitted to practice in the States of Maine and New Hampshire in 1988 and continues to practice in both states. He has practiced law as a sole practitioner since 1990. He practiced law for a number of years with Mark Lawrence before Mark became District Attorney in York County. He has actively practiced law in the states of Maine and New Hampshire for over 17 years representing thousands of clients in almost all areas of the practice of law, primarily in state courts, including divorce, civil litigation, criminal law, estate planning, real estate, probate, business sales, criminal defense, zoning and planning, entity formation (corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships). He lived in Kittery from 1986 until this past year and served on the Kittery Zoning Board of Appeals from 1992 until 2005, where he served as chairman of the Board of Appeals. He recently relocated to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He has three children, two sons, Derek and Andy, who attend the University of Maine and a daughter, Jessica, who attends Goldsmiths University of London, England. He is married to Abby Cohen, a personal trainer, and they reside in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

David Jesse BobrowDavid Jesse Bobrow  djblaw@bedardbobrow.com

David Jesse Bobrow, the son of Julie Sipser and Danny Bobrow, was born in Denver, Colorado and spent time in many states during his childhood years, including Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Maine. He graduated from Cony High School in Augusta and attended college at Loyola/New Orleans. Upon graduation he moved to Florida where he took the position of Director of Marketing for a national products company. He left that company in 1998 and to attend law school. In 2001, he graduated from George Washington Law in Washington DC and relocated to Kennebunkport, Maine where he became the first lawyer at Caring Unlimited, York County's Domestic Violence Program. Since returning to Maine, he has represented thousands of clients in family, civil, and criminal matters. He is an adjunct professor at York County Community where he teaches the family law section and the mock trial section of the paralegal program. He is licensed to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. David has published numerous legal and non-legal articles and is frequently asked to provide legal opinions and analysis on issues related to Domestic Violence. He has also prevailed several times at the Maine Judicial Law Court including the case of Currier v. Huron, YOR-07-196 (1998), as featured in the February 21, 2008 edition of Maine Lawyers Weekly. When he is not practicing law, he is an avid sports fan where he cheers primarily for the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, and Kansas Jayhawks. David also participates in numerous athletic leagues and enjoys traveling, music, and fine dining.

Janet P. Murray – Paralegal  jpmlaw@bedardbobrow.com

Janet M. Murray was born and raised in Kittery, Maine by Charles and Florrie Perry. She graduated from Robert W. Traip Academy in Kittery and Bay State Junior College in Boston, Massachusetts. She lived in Eliot, ME where she raised her two children, Jason and Nicholas Murray, until moving to Stratham, New Hampshire in 2002.

She joined Patrick Bedard’s Law Office in 1991. She has extensive practical experience in numerous areas including family law, civil litigation, criminal law, corporate law, and real estate. As a paralegal, some of her current responsibilities include: interviewing clients, drafting complaints, motions, subpoenas, summons, and letters. She also researches titles to property, drafts deeds, reads and interprets property surveys, and completes settlement statements. She has familiarity with the Courts in Maine and New Hampshire. During her free time, her many interest include traveling, shopping, spending time with family and friends, and making the world a better place.

Sarah A. Graffam- Legal Assistant

Sarah A. Graffam was raised in Rochester, New Hampshire. After graduating from Spaulding High School in 2006, Sarah attended the University of New Hampshire. During her studies, Sarah focused primarily on the legal system, political philosophy, and American politics. During 2008, Sarah spent four months at Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, studying comparative legal systems abroad. In 2009 Sarah interned as a private investigator for the New Hampshire Public Defender Office. Sarah graduated Summa Cum Laude from UNH in 2010, with a dual degree in political science and justice studies.
The newest addition to our office, Sarah's duties range from: assisting with legal research, helping to draft motions, to general office work.