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Heather Whiting

I sincerely enjoy the connection I have with my clients. I strive to listen to their needs, inform them of their legal options, and provide them personalized attention during difficult times. Building relationships during the process of representation is the most rewarding part of my job, knowing that I am helping and touching a person’s life along the way.

Biography

Heather’s practice concentrates in family law. She handles all matters that fall under this umbrella, including divorce, parental rights, separations, guardianships, adoptions, grandparent rights, de facto parentage, and prenuptial agreements. Heather also acts as a neutral, conducting private mediation services as a divorce mediator.

Heather brings a breadth of knowledge to her practice. She began her legal career as a corporate lawyer, working for large firms in Washington, DC and Portland. She also owned and operated a small business with her husband, an art gallery and picture framing shop in Brunswick, Maine. She is a mother to three children. She has represented children in court as a Guardian ad litem. Her life experiences allow her to counsel her clients on a myriad of issues that may arise during a contested family law matter.

Heather also provides estate planning, probate administration services, and represents clients in probate litigation matters, such as will contests and breach of fiduciary duties.

Heather is a member of the Cumberland County Bar Association, the Edward Gignoux Inn of Court, and the Women’s Law and Family Law Sections of the Maine State Bar Association. She is past Chair and Secretary of the Family Law Section. Heather is the editor and contributing author of A Practical Guide to Divorce in Maine, published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education New England. Heather is a member of Lawyers of Distinction, Recognizing Excellence in Family and Divorce Law, 2021.

Heather’s volunteer activities include the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) domestic violence panel and the Homeless Legal Aid Clinic. She was recognized by the Katahdin Counsel for her dedication to providing pro bono legal services to low income Maine residents and is a past recipient of a VLP Pro Bono Publico Award in the area of family law. Heather has served on executive committees for Kids First Center the Maine Collaborative Law Alliance. Heather lives in Falmouth with her family. She enjoys skiing, running, hiking, and watching her kids play hockey.

Education

  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D.
  • Allegheny College, B.A., summa cum laude, phi beta kappa

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Washington, DC
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine