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.


O'Donnell still has an open position for an attorney to practice in the areas of Estate Planning/Elder Law; Probate; Conflict Resolution and Litigation; and Municipal Law.

Here is a downloadable and printable version of our ad for this recruiting effort.

Central Maine has a lower cost of living than many areas of the United States, and even other areas of Maine.  Compare to your location with this Cost of Living comparison tool. 2023 Cost of Living Calculator


If you're relocating from out of state, and you've been actively practicing law 3 of the last 5 years, you may be able to motion into the Maine Bar.  However, this process can take 6 to 9 months.  Consider starting the process as soon as you decide that living in Maine is an objective.

Here is the link to the Maine Board of Bar Overseers information page:

And here are the specific requirements for Admission by Motion.

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O'Donnell Lee is located in the City of Waterville, Maine, home of Colby College, Thomas College, and Kennebec Valley Community College.  Surrounding towns 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.

Following are links from some of our area organizations describing opportunity in Central Maine:

Better Living In Mid-Maine guidebook
by Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce.

About Waterville
by City of Waterville - be sure to click the "Visit" menu