Caleb Gannon brings his in-depth legal research and writing skills, analytical abilities, and trial advocacy experience to his position with Lipman & Katz. Caleb has developed a multi-faceted practice that includes personal injury, as well as both family and criminal matters. Notably, Caleb served as co-counsel in several recent murder trials. Caleb has also presented arguments to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on a number of occasions and is a graduate of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association College of Trial Advocacy.
Caleb has long demonstrated his deep commitment to advocacy and public service. In high school, Caleb interned and participated in public outreach initiatives with Massachusetts State Senator Michael Knapick. At St. Lawrence University, Caleb obtained a B.A. in Government and served as an intern to U.S. House Representative John Olver while spending a semester at American University in Washington, D.C. Having been introduced to and intrigued by the intricacies of the federal legislature, Caleb immediately enrolled at Western New England College School of Law to obtain a law degree and maximize his ability to serve the public. While at WNEC, Caleb conducted research and wrote for nonprofit organizations such as the Connecticut River Watershed Council and The Nature Conservancy.
Caleb is currently serving a term on the board of directors of the Children’s Discovery Museum in Augusta. His wife, Ariel, is an assistant attorney general for the state of Maine, handling matters related to child protection. Caleb and Ariel live with their son and Newfoundland puppy in Hallowell. In his free time, Caleb enjoys fly fishing, home brewing and walking the Newf.
Recent Cases in the News...
Jason Cote’s lawyers file motion to withdraw from case
Stephen Smith and Caleb Gannon, who appealed Cote's 45-year conviction for killing Ricky Cole of Detroit, ask to be released, and police say nothing has come of Cote's 'ramblings' about the disappearance of Waterville toddler Ayla Reynolds.
(4/22/16) — The two attorneys representing Jason Cote, who was convicted in December of beating a Detroit man to death in 2013, have asked to withdraw from the case.
Court-appointed attorneys Stephen Smith, the lead defense lawyer in the case, and Caleb Gannon filed a motion April 13 to withdraw, even as an appeal of Cote’s conviction awaits action before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Smith, of Lipman & Katz of Augusta, wouldn’t comment Thursday on why they are withdrawing.
Palmyra man gets 45 years in pipe-beating murder over drugs
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (2/12/16) — A Palmyra man was sentenced Friday in Skowhegan Superior Court to 45 years in prison for murder in the beating death of a Detroit man more than two years ago over drugs.
A Somerset County jury found in December that Jason Cote, 25, killed Ricky Cole, 47, of Detroit on July 17, 2013. Read the article in the Bangor Daily News...