B.S., Chemistry | 1975
University of Maine School of Law
J.D. | 1997
Marty assists clients with Medicaid (MaineCare) planning and applications, planning for VA Pension with Aid and Attendance eligibility, trust and estate planning and settlement, and related probate matters.
Marty received his Bachelor’s degree, Cum Laude, from Colby College (1975) in Chemistry, and his J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law (1997). He began his career as a research chemist, and later worked in the field of land conservation. After attending law school in his early 40s, Marty was a Senior Planner with the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission, and then entered private practice of law. Taking care of his mother after the death of his father exposed him to elder law, which has been his focus since 2002.
Marty founded the Maine Center for Elder Law, LLC in 2007, and served as its President and Managing Attorney for the first 10 years, prior to the Center’s merger with Perkins Thompson in September of 2019.
Articles written by Marty have been published by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, most recently “Private Loans and Reverse Mortgages in Medicaid and VA Pension Planning” published in the spring 2019 edition of NAELA News.
Marty is active in ElderCounsel, LLC, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Elder Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association, which he has chaired or co-chaired several times since 2002. He is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (Veterans Administration).
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© 2019 Perkins | Thompson.
© 2019 Perkins | Thompson.
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.