112 Silver Street
POB 559
Waterville, Maine  04903

Phone:  (207) 872-0112
Fax:  (207) 872-0002
O'Donnell Lee provides a full array of legal services, ranging from simple personal and family matters through complex business transactions, litigation, and planning issues.

We were founded in 1996 by Bill Lee and Tim O'Donnell because of a shared vision to provide comprehensive representation to clients with the highest professional standards and dedication to personal client attention. Tom McCowan joined the firm in 2001 and became a partner in 2006. Mike Phillips merged his real estate practice with the firm in 2006, expanding our capacity in real estate and commercial law. Our litigation associate, Bryan Ward was hired in 2009. Today, our lawyers take a team approach to client representation.

O'Donnell Lee is proud of its commitment to the local community and its ability to extend its client services from the Kennebec Valley to Maine, Florida, and beyond.


REVISED 1/3/2023.

O'Donnell Lee, P.A., a general practice law firm, seeks to expand our team of attorneys to better serve our existing clients and to develop new ones.


Areas of practice for the position may include the following, or a combination thereof:

- Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Probate

- Business and Corporate Law; Commercial Real Estate Transactions

- Litigation practice in various areas, including Divorce and Family Matters, Commercial and Real Estate litigation; Employment-related litigation; Probate litigation and Protective Proceedings; and Criminal Defense

- Residential Title Work, Closings, and General Real Estate

- Municipal Law


We maintain a friendly, fun, supportive environment, while working on the serious matters of our clients and community. Our close knit firm prioritizes a healthy work-life balance for attorneys and staff, and prides itself on offering responsive, exceptional legal services to our clients.  The senior attorneys are enthusiastic mentors, anxious to pass down their knowledge and act as an ongoing resource.

O'Donnell Lee is more than just a law firm, we are members of the community, and as such the successful candidate will also be expected to take on non-billable work serving on non-profit boards and/or volunteering with organizations of their choice to develop connections and a presence within the Waterville community and/or that of surrounding towns.


O'Donnell Lee is located in the City of Waterville, Maine, home of Colby College, Thomas College, and Kennebec Valley Community College.  Waterville is within a short drive to Maine's largest cities and its rural outdoor recreation offerings.  The coast and the mountains are equidistant, with many lakes, rivers, and points of interest nearby, including an in-town walking trail network.  Waterville is currently undergoing a renaissance of new development, a burgeoning arts and restaurant scene, and influx of a new generation of residents.


A successful applicant will be an excellent communicator, even-tempered, analytical, attentive to detail, career-minded, and have a healthy sense of humor.  Applicants should be admitted to practice law in the State of Maine or have demonstrable plans to immediately become so.

The preferred candidate must be committed to living and working around Waterville, Maine for the long term, with the potential to become a partner in the firm once they have sufficiently developed their practice and client base.  Applicants of all experience levels will be considered and all inquiries will be treated confidentially.

Cover letters should express the preferred area of practice, if any.  Send resume and cover letter by email to: and        

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