J. Michael Talbot, ESQ.
J. Michael Talbot was born in 1948 and is a native of Waterville Maine and continues to reside in Waterville with his wife, Cindy. He graduated from Waterville Senior High School in 1967 where he was involved in various school activities including Senior Class President, baseball and ice hockey and being Captain and Most Valuable Player of his Ice Hockey team, and a member of the National Honor Society.
Mr. Talbot is a proud 1971 graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he majored in Government with a minor in French. He is a member of the Alpha Kappa Sigma fraternity, and played Goalie for four years on the Bowdoin Ice Hockey team.At graduation, he held four Bowdoin College goaltending records and the Bowdoin and ECAC season goals against average of 1.75, which continues to be the Bowdoin record.
Mr. Talbot was a commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Army ROTC program and resigned his commission after receiving the rank of Captain. Mr. Talbot taught U.S. History and Government and was an Assistant Ice Hockey coach at Waterville High School prior to attending Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, NH, and graduating with a Juris Doctor degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1977. In 1977 he also married Cynthia A. Blanchard of Rumford, Maine. Mike and Cindy have a son, Jonathan Gedeon Talbot.
While his son Jonathan was growing up, Mr. Talbot was actively involved in coaching baseball, ice hockey, basketball and soccer. Mr. Talbot continues to be very active in his Waterville High School and Bowdoin Class reunions and is a Co-Chair of the Bowdoin Alumni interview committee for high school students. Mr. Talbot has been the Public Administrator for Somerset County since 1984 and has been a Justice of the Peace (authorized to issue search warrants and involuntary placements) since the early 1990’s. Mr. Talbot is a former Adjutant instructor at Thomas College.
Mr. Talbot was in private practice for a short period of time before he became the First Assistant District Attorney for Kennebec-Somerset County in 1979 and continued in that position until 1981. At that time, he joined the firm of James MacMichael in Skowhegan, Maine and that firm later became MacMichael & Talbot (until James MacMichael became a Maine District Court Judge in 1996.) At that time, J. Michael Talbot continued the solo practice of law until January, 2000 when he merged with the firm of Perkins, Townsend & Shay. Mr. Talbot is a member of the Maine State Bar Association, the Waterville Bar Association, the Somerset Bar Association, and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Talbot is a former member and Chair of the Waterville Board of Education as well as a former member and Chair of the Waterville City Council. Mr. Talbot has been a Trustee of the Kennebec Water District since 1990 and served as its Treasurer for a number of years. Mr. Talbot formerly served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Notre Dame Federal Credit Union, now known as New Dimensions Federal Credit Union, and a Director of the former Waterville Boys/Girls Club.
Mr. Talbot is fluent in French and welcomes any French speaking clients. Mr. Talbot has an active practice including the following areas: probate, domestic relations, criminal, real estate, personal injury, corporations, estate planning, landlord/tenant, and elder law.