No Excuses For The Law Firm of Drummond & Drummond’s Pattern Of Unethical Behavior

PPH reports “Attorneys Paul Peck, Philip Mancini and Alexander Saksen of Pittsburgh, Pa. with the Portland (ME) law firm Drummond and Drummond are accused of failing to take “reasonable” actions after learning that GMAC Mortgage was signing legal documents to support foreclosing on people’s homes without checking if they were true and without appearing before a notary of the public to have the papers authenticated.  They “were shocked’ to learn of robo-signing.”

“The allegations against the lawyers, who represented GMAC, stemmed from their handling of Maine cases that brought attention to a national robo-signing crisis that caused temporary suspension of foreclosures by GMAC and other big mortgage lenders. They are accused of not doing enough under their ethical obligation to inform Maine courts in more than 100 foreclosure cases of the possible implications of the revelation. They are facing possible discipline by the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar.”

Read more HERE.

Atty. Robert Hirshon from the law firm of Drummond & Drummond, who represented Coastal Bank in a fraudulent foreclosure, failed “to take “reasonable” actions” in the theft of the home of Marion Lafortune.  Did he not check into the documented evidence? He apparently went along with the crooks. This law firm’s pattern of unethical behavior continues to exist today.

A fraudulent foreclosure was entered against Marion Lafortune  on August 24, 1993 by Coastal Bank, Robert Hirshon counsel at Drummond & Drummond and former President of the ABA. Marion fought to her death and died before seeing justice.  The accomplices in this theft by City of Biddeford officials, James Grattelo, Atty. Harry Center, are the same officials involved in the theft of her daughter’s home. Others involved,  Auctioneer William Zafirson, Atty. Jens-Peter-Bergen and York County Superior/District Court justices Fritzsche, Arthur Brennan,Robert E. Crowley and Christine Foster to name a few.

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Drummond & Drummond played “behind closed doors” with City of Biddeford officials.  August 26, 1994 confidential memo behind closed doors.

During the fraudulent foreclosure against Marion , Coastal Bank continued to accept her monthly checks.

Police Report on the arrest of Marion for criminal trespass upon her own property, August 8, 1994. No judgment, no writ of possession.

August 17, 1994 Marion filed an Injunction and it was denied by Judge Paul Fritzsche December 6, 1994, three months after the unlawful sale of her home.

September 1994 Notice and sale. The book and page registry of deeds numbers are not Marion’s property. Researching the records, people would find these book and page numbers referred to Kennebunkport Investment Corp. A great scheme to conceal the fraud and controversy surrounding this “taking.”

October 26, 1995 Deeds office – can’t find judgment.

September 16, 1994 letter from D.A. Michael Cantara to Biddeford Police Chief Roger Beaupre. (This is professional conduct?)

November 1, 1994 Not Guilty

June 30, 1997 Maine Treasury relative to the law firm of Drummond and Woodsom.

Marion was left with the clothes on her back (1994) as Southeast Moving removed all of her belongings from her home. The Bureau of Corporations shows that Southeast Moving had not filed as a business since 1992. All of her possessions were removed from her home, damaged or stolen, including the theft of her automobile which was never recovered.

Local banks/credit unions pull the same stunts…rubber-stamped by the courts.

Did Atty. Hirshon not view the evidence against his client, Coastal Bank?

Do you think Scott Davis, Maine BAR, will hold his “buddies” accountable? And Chief Justice Leigh Saufley will agree?

They are not above the law either!


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  1. Drummond and Drummond was involved in the theft of my home as well in 2012-13. BANK OF MAINE hired Michael Haenn of Bangor to start the foreclosure against me in August of 2010. After a tiff with BoM he withdrew. Lauren Thomas was then hired, she did nothing and withdrew. in May of 2012 BoM hired D&D and assigned Christopher Brooks to the case. A writ of possession was issued by the kourt on 17 May 2012 but not executed until 23 August 2012 giving me 48 hours to vacate nearly 20 years of life. Seven days later about 9am, 8 members of the Sagadahoc County Sheriffs department showed up on my doorstep. They proceeded to handcuff me, force me off my land and place me in the meat wagon for transport to the Sagadahoc County Sheriff office holding cell where they proceeded to extort information and bond $$ from me. I was allowed to return later that day to collect my pc and my 2 cats who had by then been terrorized by the sheriffs and the members of Mainly Inspections Security Company. I was denied access to my land for more than 30 days after this day. Being given a very limited amount of time to get my 20 years of life belongings out, which was not nearly enough, I contacted Brooks of D&D to demand more time and was told no. BoM with the aid of D&D effectively stole the remainder of my personal belongings as well as my home. The first scheduled sale of my home by Keenan Auction Co. was canceled due to my threat of law suit for attempting to sell a fraudulently foreclosed home. the second attempt to auction my home was done on 25 February 2013 by D.A. Folsom Auction Co. of Gardiner. D&D advertised this sale in Portland based news paper, not in the county where the home is located. My $190k home sold at this auction for $50k to Rodney Pratt (who was on the phone with the auctioneers wife who was relaying his bid) of C&R well drilling (who incidentally drilled my well a few years back. I was again handcuffed and arrested when i attempted to attend the auction of my home by Sagadahoc Sheriff Deputy Ian Alexander for allegedly being “on” the property when in fact i was still on the right of way.
    With the recent events of D&D being exposed, one must wonder of how much more there is that has yet to be exposed. These crooks are treading on thin ice and it will not take much more to bring them down for good. It would certainly make my day. Quiet title action anyone?


    • Handcuffs anyone?

      • I wonder if Ian Alexander is related to Judge Alexander?

        Marion’s 6 bedroom home was “sold” for $50,000…stolen by an unidentified person (sitting on the stairs behind ‘people’) who later was identified as John Binette. No one else made a bid on the property. HAZA auctioneer William Zafirson had knowledge of pending litigation in this matter. Handcuffs for him too! HAZA was also involved in the theft of my business property…along with Saco Biddeford Savings Bank, Saco city officials and the law firm of Smith Elliott and Garmey.

  2. Hi!

    Josiah Drummond of that very law office was one of the incorporators of the Maine State Bar Association, a private organization, and he is exposed in my book.

    Thank you!

    Lise from Maine

  3. Dottie,

    If you want a copy of the law (1881) regarding Josiah H. Drummond, I can send it to you to place on this blog.

    Let me know.

    Thank you!

    Lise from Maine

    • Yes, please get it to me. I’ll post it! Drummond has been getting away with it way too long! Expose!

  4. Hi Dottie,

    Josiah H. Drummond was ALSO an incorporator of the 1891 law regarding the “private” Maine State Bar Association.

    Do you want it?

    Let me know.

    Thank you!

    Lise from Maine

  5. Hi Tim,

    Suggestion: Separate your material into several paragraphs as it is much easier to read.

    Thank you!

    Lise from Maine

    • Hey Lise,
      thanks, i will try and do better next time. I’m not much of a writer. Most times i do well simply to get my thoughts on paper.


  6. Hi!

    In 1881 Josiah H. Drummond (he started the law office of Drummond and Drummond) was named an incorporator in the law regarding the Maine State Bar Association, and in 1891 his son, Josiah H. Drummond, Jr., was named as an incorporator in the “second” Maine State Bar Association. Josiah, Jr. was ALSO a member of the House of Representatives in 1891.

    Is this not a conflict of interest?

    Yes, it is.

    Can he lawfully use his public office to unjustly “enrich” himself?

    No, he cannot.

    He represents the people ONLY, and this Maine State Bar Association was incorporated for the benefit of the legal profession and to institute legal reform.

    Was it incorporated for the benefit of the people?

    No, absolutely not!

    This “private” organization would work over time to destroy the people’s court system (county courts) and the people’s law (common law), and they accomplished that and more working slowly and insidiously over time.

    All fraud.

    Did he use “the remedy” provided to him as a member of the House of Representatives as shown in Article VI, Section 3 and ask a “question of law” to the justices of the “original” Supreme Judicial Court as it relates to this conflict of interest?

    Apparently not!

    This fraudulent law passed so, therefore, it is not an actual lawful law.

    Thank you!

    Lise from Maine

  7. I am sorry for your loss as is everyone else! It appears as though there is a pattern! As can be viewed by any one! Very interesting.

  8. Tim,

    Your writing is great but difficult to read without separating some sentences into small paragraphs.

    Thank you!

    Lise from Maine

  9. That is horrible. You never think something like that can happen to innocent people. The attorney’s need to be held accountable. This is just one case I’m sure there are many more that just stop fighting and give up. Where is the justice?

  10. Hi!

    There isn’t any justice, and it is especially designed that way.

    1. No constitutional state (Maine) since 1875 “codification” of the
    2. No county courts, within and for the county (local control), using the
    common law jurisdiction.
    3. No commissions judges; they are “mere” employees enforcing the
    “will” of the state as opposed to the “will” of the people.
    4. No Jury selection by the people since 1935.

    The Maine State Bar Association, a private organization, worked their butts off to eliminate the county courts as well as the common law over time.

    They did it slowly and insidiously over time.

    Justice? There isn’t any.

    Your chances of winning is nil in these “fake” courts with no commission judges who enforce the “will” of the state, the dictator
    and tyrant.

    Thank you!

    Lise from Maine

  11. So whats to be done?

  12. Hi!

    The first thing that needs to be done is “exposure.”

    Secondly, the people need to learn “what happened” over time that they lost their “original” constitutional state, county courts, no Jurors selected by the people since 1935, no commissioned judges, etc.

    Thirdly, decide on a “peaceful” plan of action. This needs a lot of work
    of knowledgeable people who can come up with such a plan.

    My thoughts.

    Do you have any?

    Most people here in Maine are clueless to the fraud and treason that has taken place over time. When they get “tangled” into the fraudulent system, they are surprised that there isn’t any justice.

    Surprise! Surprise!

    A fraudulent system can ONLY operate in fraud and treason.

    Thank you!

    Lise from Maine

    • Maine’s legislators – and Governor – must get on board with this! There are no excuses for them either. They are being educated/informed on this most serious issue affecting the people of this state. If they turn a deaf ear…expose them!

  13. Hi!

    In that article regarding the attorneys at Drummond and Drummond there is mention the name of Jeffrey Stephan who was signing 6,000 to 8,000 documents (robo signing) per month without knowing if any of them were statements of truth.

    Was Jeffrey Stephan ever prosecuted for his involvement according to the article regarding robo signing?

    I do have to wonder.

    Is robo signing lawful?

    I think not.

    Did he injure some people by his involvement in robo signing?

    Appears that way since some people lost their property.

    Is Drummond and Drummond the ONLY law firm involved in this?

    Thank you!

    Lise from Maine

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