Catherine C. Miller, Esq. is the Founder of MILLER LAW & MEDIATION, LLC. Catherine is a former partner with the firm of Givertz, Hambley, Scheffee & Lavoie, P.A. in Portland, Maine, where she practiced exclusively family and divorce law.
Catherine is a graduate of Le Moyne College B.A. (1993) and the University of Maine School of Law, (J.D. 1997). She was admitted in 1997 to Maine, New Hampshire, U.S. District Court, District of Maine and U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire.
Catherine is a member of the Maine State and New Hampshire Bar Associations. She formally served as a member of the Cape Elizabeth Zoning Board of Appeals (2000-2003), a Board Member to the Cleaves Law Library (1998-2001), Executive Board Member to the Maine Guardian ad Litem Institute (2004-2005; and 2014 - present)), Maine State Bar Association Family Law Section (Chair 2006 – 2008), (Vice Chair 2005 – 2006), (Secretary 2004-2005), the Parent Coordination Legislative Subcommittee of Family Law Advisory Commission (2007-2008), a Board Member to the Thomas Memorial Library Foundation (2008 – 2010) and a volunteer supervising attorney at the Maine Lawyers Project Family Law Helpline (2008-2009). Presently, Catherine is a Fellow with the American Academy of Matriomonial Lawyers and a member of the Maine Board of Bar Overseers Grievance Commission.
Catherine has presented on numerous topics pertaining to Family Law, including Marital Property (MSBA’s Family Law Institute, September 2006), Bridging the Gap (MSBA, November 2004 - 2008), Spousal Support Seminar (MSBA’s Winter Conference, January 2007), and Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute (MSBA, September 2007). She has also been a guest speaker at different non-profit groups, including Divorce Perspectives, a support group to help individuals going through divorce in Portland, Maine.
Over the past decade, Catherine has continued her studies with issues pertaining to children and families, taxes, finances, alternative dispute resolution, and conflict management. She is trained in the Collaborative Law model, a registered Guardian ad Litem, and a Certified Mediator.
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|ME||Authorized to practice law||1997||01/13/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Overall Peer Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Owner||Miller Law & Mediation, LLC||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Givertz Hambley Scheffee & Lavoie||2004 - 2010|
|Associate||Friedman Gaythwaite Wolf & Leavitt||1997 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Fellow||2014 - Present|
|Maine Guardian ad Litem Institute||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|Maine Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education New England||A Practical Guide to Maine Divorce||2016|
|University of Maine School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Le Moyne College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Bridging the Gap||Maine Family Law||2013|
|Maine Bar Association Family Law Institute||Maine Property Law||2011|