Sarah A. McDaniel

(207) 591-5747

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (2003)
  • Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Master of Environmental Studies (1995)
  • College of the Atlantic, Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology (1993)

 Bar Admissions

  • State of Maine, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Maine, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2004

Memberships & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Maine Land Conservation Attorney Network (2008-present)
  • Cumberland County Board of Assessment Review, Vice Chair (2014-present)
  • College of the Atlantic, Board of Trustees (2004-2015); Chair of the Committee on Enrollment and Retention (2012-2015)
  • Edward T. Gignoux Inn of Court (2007-2010)

avvo-superbBadge in recognition of attorney Sarah McDaniel by the Katahdin Counsel, in honor of Attorney McDaniel's pro bono legal services in Maine.

Sarah McDaniel’s practice centers on legal issues relating to the ownership, management and use of land. Sarah embarked on a legal career as the natural progression of her love for wildlife and wild places, and she brings to her practice years of working in the land conservation field before attending law school. Prior to joining with her colleagues to co-found Douglas McDaniel & Campo LLC, PA, Sarah practiced civil litigation with a property law focus for a decade, including four years operating Maine Land Law LLC, PA, as a solo practitioner.

Sarah’s Maine Land Law practice has been incorporated into Douglas McDaniel & Campo LLC, PA, where Sarah continues to focus on property law: helping families plan for passing on summer camps and farms to the next generation; answering questions regarding permissible land uses and municipal regulation; resolving disputes among neighbors concerning boundaries, access and other easement rights; and guiding clients through real estate transactions. More information on Sarah’s background and approach is available at www.mainelandlaw.com.

Publications & Presentations

  • McDaniel, Sarah A. “Chapter 14: Private Access Rights” in A Practical Guide to Land Use in Maine, edited by Matthew D. Manahan, published by MCLE / NE, 2016.
  • Maine Land Trust Conference, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (“Rights and Responsibilities of Owning Land,” “A Step-by-Step Guide to Land Acquisition,” “Stewardship of Land Boundaries and Ownership Rights,” “Managing Access and Right of Way Issues,” “Basics of Conservation Easements”).
  • Half Moon Education Inc (Attorney CLE), 2015 (“Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements,” “Avoiding, Identifying and Resolving Ethical Issues in Land Transactions and Disputes”)
  • National Business Institute CLE Seminars, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014 (“Title Law Update,” “Understanding Easements,” “Litigation Disputes over Easements and Restrictive Covenants,” “Ethics and Land Disputes”).
  • “Access Issues for Land Trusts,” published online in 2012 by the Maine Land Trust Network available here.

Recognition

  • Certificate of Recognition, 2013. Recognized by Board of Overseers of the Maine Bar and Maine Supreme Court for services as a Receiver.
  • Katahdin Counsel, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016.   Recognized by Maine Supreme Court for donating more than 50 hours of legal services annually to low income individuals.
  • Selected as a “New England Rising Star” in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by Super Lawyers magazine (peer-rated to be in the top 2.5% of qualifying lawyers in New England).
  • Rated 9.5 “superb” (Nov. 2016) by AVVO attorney rating service based on experience, industry recognition and professional conduct.