Clark & Howell

The Attorneys

Maine Lawyers

Meet the attorneys: Jeffery J. Clark | Matthew W. Howell | James B. Bartlett

Attorney Jeffery J. Clark
Attorney Jeffery J. Clark

- Partner -


Areas of Practice:

  • Residential & Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Title and Examination
  • Contract Review and Negotiation
  • Business Organization
  • Condominium Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Will and Probate Matters
  • Foreclosure
  • Mediations

Admitted to Practice: Maine 1980; U.S. District of Maine 1980.

Education: University of Maine School of Law, J.D. 1980; College: Bucknell University, B.A. 1977 (Magna Cum Laude).

Jeff Clark is a long time resident of York and has raised his family in this community. Jeff has been an active participant in the community and his profession.

Town of York Charter Commission - 1982
Town of York Board of Appeal 1994-2000
Board of Dirctor for Old York Historical Society 1990-1994
Board of Trustees for York Hospital 1994-2004
Boy Scout and Cub Scout Leader
Coach of York Recreational Dept. Tennis
Rotary Club member, Pass President 1980-87 and Paul Harris Fellow
Board of Trustte of Donato Tramuto Foundation 2001-Present
Treasurer York Bar Association 1993-2008
Currently Jeff is an Elder at Bethany Congregational Church in Greenland, NH

Jeff's practice includes all facets of residential and commercial real estate transactions, including the negotiation and drafting of real estate contracts, the preparation of loan closing documents and conducting closings. Under his management, Clark & Howell’s real estate department provides title search and title examination services, escrow services and title insurance for your real estate closing.

Attorney Clark provides practical and useful advice to business owners, small and large, in setting up and maintaining business organizations such as corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. Clark & Howell has more than 300 corporate clients, representing business organizations in every segment of the economy.

Attorney Matthew W. Howell
Attorney Matthew W. Howell

- Partner -


Areas of Practice:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Landlord & Tenant matters
  • Criminal Defense

Admitted to Practice: Maine 2007

Education: University of New Hampshire School of Law (f/k/a Franklin Pierce Law Center), J.D. 2006; Pepperdine University, B.A. 2000.

Attorney Howell received his undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and worked in the entertainment industry and news broadcasting before attending law school at the University of New Hampshire School of Law (f/k/a Franklin Pierce Law Center) in Concord, New Hampshire. His practice at Clark & Howell focuses on civil litigation and criminal defense. Specifically, attorney Howell focuses on handling cases involving personal injury, contract, construction, land dispute, landlord/tenant issues, and family matters.

Attorney Howell has strong ties to Maine, dating back two generations, and he now resides in York with his wife and four children. He is an active member of the community and currently volunteers as a mentor with the Jumpstart program, which is an organization through the York Police Department that provides guidance to first-time, juvenile, non-violent offenders. Attorney Howell is also on the board of the York Education Foundation (YEF), where he serves as the vice president. YEF is an independent, non-profit organization that raises money and provides grants for the benefit of York schools, teachers and students. Attorney Howell dedicates countless hours to pro-bono representation for individuals unable to afford legal counsel, and is an active member of the York County Bar Association and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.

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Attorney James B. Bartlett
Attorney Jeffery J. Clark

- Associate - 


Areas of Practice:

  • Mediation/dispute resolution
  • Family law
  • Personal injury law
  • Property, zoning, and land use

Education: Suffolk Law School; University of Massachusetts.

James B. Bartlett has established a proven reputation for successful representation of clients for over 25 years in Maine.

He concentrates his practice primarily in mediation/dispute resolution, family law, personal injury law, and property, zoning, and land use law. As a seasoned negotiator, Attorney Bartlett’s most effective work is often done outside the courtroom, working out settlements that are both effective and fair for his clients.

Well recognized for his skills as a trial lawyer, Jim also has achieved much success before the Maine Supreme Court. Recently, he won several significant appeals in the areas of property law and family law.

Known as a skilled mediator, Jim understands the benefits of resolving disputes without the cost and time of going to trial.

Having served on the York Board of Selectmen and numerous non-profit boards, including Make A Wish Maine, Rotary Club of York, and Museums of Old York, Jim is well known for his leadership and community service.

Jim attended University of Massachusetts and Suffolk Law School. He resides in York with his wife, Susan Christmas.