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About Me

I live in South Berwick, Maine, with my wife, Mary Kathryn Brennan, and our two children and our dog (and senior law partner), Ollie.  


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Practice Areas


  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    12 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    12 years
  3. Trusts: 15%
    12 years
  4. Tax: 15%
    14 years
  5. Elder Law: 10%
    2 years



Hourly ($250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Sarah W Peterson

    I recently had the pleasure of working together with Smilie and his wife, Mary Kathryn, on a Trust Administration matter. I found Smilie to be professional, smart, and caring. His legal analysis was thorough and reliable, and he had our common client's interests at the forefront of every discussion and decision. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Smilie again in the future.


    Sarah Peterson Guardianship Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • No photo

    I strongly endorse this lawyer. He is superb lawyer who gives excellent and timely service while being respectful of costs to the client. His work product is unsurpassed.


    Amy Bilyeu
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of Smilie G. Rogers, PLLC

279 York Street, No. 2
York, ME, 03909-1023

House calls available
Nights and weekend hours available
(same hourly rate applies), ME



MEAuthorized to practice law200609/13/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law200303/11/2014
WAResigned 200007/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Distinguished Service AwardKennebunk Rotary2009
Paul Harris FellowKennebunk Rotary2008
Order of the CoifOregon Charpter of the Order of the Coif2000
The Spirit of America - Volunteer AwardInternal Revenue Service2000
Estate Planning Program Statement of CompletionUniversity of Oregon School of Law2000
Pro Bono Certificate Program Statement of CompletionUniversity of Oregon School of Law2000
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/PartnerLaw Office of Smilie G. Rogers, PLLC2010 - Present
AssociateYork Law, LLC2009 - 2010
Associate attorneyBergen & Parkinson, LLC2006 - 2009
Associate attorneyYates Cambell & Yates (now Yates, Cambell & Hoeg), LLP2003 - 2006
Attorney advisorUnited States Tax Court2001 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
South Berwick ZBACo-chair2009 - Present
Child Abuse Prevention Council of York CountyBoard Member2008 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawTaxationLegal Masters2001
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of OregonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Probate Boot CampEducating the Personal Representative2014
Tax Planning For Trusts and EstatesEstate Tax Planning Considerations and Federal Estate Tax Return2013
Essentials for Solo and Small Firm PractitionersGoing Solo2012
Top Ten Estate Planning TechniquesAdvance Health Care Directives, Qualifed Personal Residence Trusts (QPRTS) and Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATS)2010
Sophisticated Probate TechniquesFunding formulas for trusts; tax return compliance issues; fiduciary compliance topics2010
Basic Estate Planning Issues For GrandparentsBasic Estate Planning2010
Top Ten Estate Planning TechniquesGrantor Retained Annuity Trusts ("GRATS"); Qualifed Personal Residence Trusts (QPRTS); and Health Care Directives2009
Basic Estate and Probate PlanningBasic Estate and Probate Planning2008