B.A. | 2006
University of Maine School of Law
J.D. | 2020
Maine | 2020
Emily joined Perkins Thompson in 2020 as an associate in the firm’s Trust and Estate practice group, where she assists individuals in creating estate plans built around their specific needs and goals. Emily also works on immigration matters, assisting individuals in gaining and maintaining status in the United States through employment-based and family-based petitions.
Emily graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law. She was the 2020 Immigration Law Fellow, a Chair of the Multicultural Law Society, and, upon graduation, a recipient of both the Scholastic Achievement Award for Immigration Law and the Faculty Award for Community Service. During her time at Maine Law, Emily focused on gaining practical experience through working as a student attorney in the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic, where she represented clients in affirmative applications for various immigration benefits as well as defensively in the Boston Immigration Court. She was also part of a coalition that worked to successfully pass legislation to benefit special immigrant juveniles in Maine, and she travelled to Laredo, Texas on numerous occasions to assist immigrants detained at the southern border. In the summer following her first year of law school, Emily received a Maine Association for Public Interest Law Fellowship, which allowed her to complete an immigration policy internship with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.
Emily was a recipient of the Hon. Daniel E. Wathen First-Year Legal Writing Prize, and assisted faculty in researching and writing their scholarly work. Emily was also a Case Note and Comment Editor of the Maine Law Review, and she served as a Teaching Assistant to first-year legal writing students.
Prior to attending law school, Emily spent ten years as an award-winning bilingual teacher and as the director of an English language learning program in Chicago. She moved back to Maine to be closer to family. Emily loves travelling, photography, and checking out new restaurants with her husband. She also enjoys giving back to the legal community through her service as an Alumni Representative for Maine Law’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce. Emily is fluent in Spanish.
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Dear Clients, Partners, and Friends:
Perkins Thompson and Maine Center for Elder Law are excited to announce their recent combination. Established in 1871, Perkins Thompson has been providing outstanding legal services to U.S. and Canadian businesses, institutions, governmental entities, and individuals for nearly 150 years. Maine Center for Elder Law, led by attorneys Barbara Schlichtman and Marty Womer, is a highly regarded elder law, trusts and estates, and special needs planning practice based in Kennebunk, and will continue as a practice of Perkins Thompson. The knowledge and expertise of Maine Center for Elder Law’s attorneys and staff are a wonderful addition to Perkins Thompson’s well-established trusts and estates practice.
This combination brings together the strengths of two dynamic firms, creating greater value for current and potential clients by offering expanded services and community engagement, and convenient office locations in both Portland and Kennebunk.
Please reach out to Tim Benoit, Phil Hunt, Barbara Schlichtman and Marty Womer for your trust, estate and elder law or special needs planning.