Attorney Thomas L. Richard has significant experience representing Maine parents facing the difficult challenge of navigating Maine’s child protection system.
The stakes in these cases could not be higher: Parents can ultimately face the loss of their parental rights if they fail to successfully engage in and complete rigorous, year-long (at a minimum) programs of family rehabilitation and reunification. Attorney Richard has advised these parents on the best course of action to regain custody of their children.
When necessary, he has litigated these serious matters in the Maine District Courts at jeopardy and termination of parental rights trials.
Attorney Richard graduated from the University of Maine School of Law in 2014. During law school, he served as a student attorney in the law school’s prisoners’ assistance clinic, assisting incarcerated Mainers with civil matters, including issues of family law He was also a competitor in the National First Amendment Moot Court Competition, hosted by the First Amendment Center and the Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville.
He also clerked for a Maine criminal and family law attorney while attending law school. Attorney Richard graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in Political Science.
Tom is deeply-rooted in the State of Maine. Growing up in the Androscoggin River valley, he developed a great appreciation for the state’s beauty while skiing, hunting, and fishing. Tom spends most of his free time with his family, and is near the ocean or the lake whenever possible.
Bill is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law where he received his J.D. in 2004 and Rutgers University, where he graduated with honors in 2000, majoring in Political Science. He genuinely cares about his clients and as a good listener, is able to help the client blaze a trail out of the wilderness of their problems.
Laura received her Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish & English with a minor in psychology from Skidmore College and received a Masters Degree in Social Work from Rutgers College in New Jersey. During her earlier post-undergraduate years, Laura worked in a variety of fields from legal to sports marketing, eventually finding herself running one of the largest grant programs in the state of Maine as the Executive Director.
Mia Gauthier joined the team at The Maine Divorce Group in 2019. We’ll have more to share about Mia soon.
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