Family Law Attorney

My practice focuses on helping clients resolve disputed family matters in the district and probate courts of York and Cumberland County. I offer counsel to both married and unmarried parties, as well as to non-traditional family members seeking parental rights or guardianship. Multi-State Child Custody and Child Support Issues: In my former position as a Child Support Enforcement Agent at the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, I gained extensive experience dealing with out of state orders relating to child custody and child support. When parents reside in multiple states, the analysis to determine who has jurisdiction to modify or establish an order can be confusing and requires a careful analysis by an attorney with experience in this area. Appeals: Arguing before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court was an incredible experience that I look forward to doing again. I love family matter appellate work - having argued to undo a lower court's decision and also fighting to uphold favorable decisions issued by lower courts. Community Involvement: I am part of the Family Division of the American Bar Association, a member of the Family Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association, and also a member of the York Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

  • 2013 State Bar of Maine (Active)

Education

University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth St, Portland, ME 04103
BA - Bachelor of Arts - 2002
University of Maine School of Law, 246 Deering Ave, Portland, ME 04102
JD - Juris Doctor - 2013

Career Highlights

  • 2017 Katahdin Counsel Recognition - Maine Supreme Judicial Court - 2017
  • Katahdin Counsel Recognition - Maine Supreme Judicial Court - 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 - Martindale-Hubbell - 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction (Maine) - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys - 2016
  • Maine Top Ranked (Under 40) - National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys - 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40 - National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys - 2015
  • Pro Bono Service Award - University of Maine School of Law - 2013

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