Boothbay region native Stanley R. Tupper III was one of two attorneys recently honored by the Maine Justice Foundation. Tupper, of Frederick, Quinlan and Tupper, and Nan Heald of Pine Tree Legal Assistance were honored for exemplifying the foundation’s mission to ensure that all Maine people have access to the justice system. Maine’s U.S. Senator Angus S. King Jr., presented the Howard H. Dana, Jr. Award to Heald and the New Lawyer Award to Tupper.
Established by the then-Maine Bar Foundation in 2011, the New Lawyer Award (also fondly known as the “Arnie Award” for Bernstein Shur attorney Arnold Macdonald) is for outstanding lawyers, licensed to practice in Maine for fewer than ten years, who: exemplify the ideals of increasing access to justice; make outstanding and recognized contributions to the legal profession and public good through pro bono service or other contributions; and demonstrate a strong commitment to the objectives and purposes of the Foundation.
The Maine Justice Foundation’s Board of Directors voted to present the 2018 New Lawyer Award to Stanley R. Tupper, III. A principal at Frederick, Quinlan and Tupper, Tupper earned his law degree from the University of Maine, School of Law in 2014 and was honored to deliver the valedictory address to the Class of 2014. At Maine Law, he participated in the Moot Court team and traveled to New Orleans for the Judge John R. Brown Moot Court competition. He also spent a semester at City University of Hong Kong, where he developed contacts and relationships with key players in the international trade community.
Since graduation, Tupper has made significant contributions to access to justice. Through MSBA’s New Lawyer Section, he has taken on the leadership role for Lawyers in Libraries and the annual Pro Bono Fair. He also serves on the Campaign for Justice Cabinet and Steering Committee.
Before law school, Tupper had 10 years of experience running a slip-cast ceramics production business. He also worked as a general contractor on residential construction projects, managing teams of tradesmen to complete projects correctly and on time. He also has constructed boats and experimental aircraft. He is a licensed pilot with a seaplane rating.