Margaret E. Machaiek, Esq.

Margaret E. Machaiek, Esq.: Attorney with Briggs & Wholey, LLC Statewide Trial Attorneys


Attorney Machaiek joined Briggs & Wholey in January 2015. Attorney Machaiek, a mid-coast native, received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law in 2013. While a student at Maine Law, Attorney Machaiek prosecuted criminals in the Cumberland County District Attorney's office, assisted in encouraging and promoting the competent and ethical practice of law as an extern at the Board of Overseers of the Bar, and honed her appellate advocacy skills as a competing member of the Maine Law Moot Court Team. Following graduation, she had the distinct honor of serving as a Law Clerk to Justice Warren Silver of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

At Briggs & Wholey, Attorney Machaiek represents plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Her background in legal research and writing, as well as her intimate familiarity with the appellate process, allow her to bring a fresh and creative legal perspective to each case she handles.

Attorney Machaiek is a member of the Maine Trial Lawyers' Association, the Maine State Bar Association, the Knox County Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. She serves on the MTLA Amicus Committee and the Maine Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee.

Awards and Recognitions

Named as a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" 2017

Named as a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" 2016


Law Clerk to the Honorable Warren M. Silver, Associate Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court (2013-2014)

Student Attorney, Cumberland County District Attorney's Office, Portland, Maine (2012-2013)

Student Liaison to the Maine Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee (2012-2013)

Legal Externship, Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar (2011)


Maine State Bar Association

Knox County Bar Association

Maine Trial Lawyers Association

MTLA Amicus Committee

American Association for Justice

Maine Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse
  • Slip and Fall
  • Unsafe Premises
  • Medical Malpractice

Education & Credentials

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University Attended:
Brown University, B.A., Sociology, 2009
Law School Attended:
University of Maine School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
Year of First admission:
2013, Maine; 2015, United States District Court for the District of Maine
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