Sally J. Daggett

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

As Chair of Jensen Baird’s Government Services Practice Group, Sally shares her extensive experience and municipal acumen.  She concentrates her practice in all areas of municipal law and has provided representation on zoning, land use, tax assessments and exemptions, the Freedom of Access Act, town meetings and elections, contracts, road disputes and dispositions, personnel and litigation matters to a wide range of public and private clients.  She regularly appears before administrative boards, either as counsel to the board or as counsel for one of the parties.  She has handled all types and phases of litigation, from pretrial discovery to trial through appellate review.  Sally serves as the municipal attorney for over 15 municipalities and serves many others in a special counsel capacity. 

“There is never a dull moment in the municipal world and being able to navigate different areas of the law is essential to addressing the variety of interesting, challenging, and seemingly unending issues confronting local governments.  I like to help clients identify their issues, understand their options to achieve their goals, and instill confidence in their decision-making.  We have a team of attorneys committed to serving the public sector at Jensen Baird, and our expertise in this area is second to none.”

Sally frequently provides training for elected and appointed officials and municipal employees on electronic communications and the Freedom of Access Act, administrative boardsmanship, zoning and planning law, poverty abatement appeals and tax lien foreclosures.  In addition, she is a frequent presenter at MMA/MAAO seminars for local assessors and boards of assessment review on tax abatement appeals and charitable and benevolent institutions.

EDUCATION

  • Bowdoin College, A.B., magna cum laude
  • George Washington University Law School, J.D.

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • State of Maine
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

MEMBER

  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Cumberland Bar Association
  • Hospice of Southern Maine, Board of Directors (9 years)
  • Friends of Baxter State Park, Board of Directors (7 years)
  • Maine Special Olympics, Volunteer and Coach (10 years)

HONORS

The Best Lawyers in America© for Municipal Law, Land Use & Zoning Law and Administrative/Regulatory Law