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Heather M. Seasonwein

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lewiston, ME

5.0   19 reviews

also known as Heather S. Walker

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State ME
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Heather

Learn Heather’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%
    Family Law: including divorce, parental rights, custody, child support, division of assets and debts and protection from abuse & harassment orders. I also serve as a guardian ad litem.

  2. Mediation
    25%
    Serving as a mediator, my litigation experience and my relationships with my colleagues gives me the insight, knowledge and tools to help both the represented and unrepresented individual navigate their case to a final resolution at mediation.

  3. Criminal defense
    5%
    Represent clients charged with misdemeanors to felonies and juveniles. I strongly believe that everyone deserves a solid defense and to have an attorney who is not afraid to take a case to trial under the right circumstances.

  4. Personal injury
    5%
    In November 2018 my partner, Verne E. Paradie and I secured a $750,000.00 verdict after a jury trial on behalf of our client who suffered from a concussion. We have successfully settled hundreds of personal injury cases over the years.

  5. Probate
    5%
    Represent parents in termination matters, serve as a guardian ad litem, conservator and guardian for persons who need assistance.

For over 20 years, I have practiced in the areas of family law (divorce, parental rights and responsibilities, parent-child contact, child support and division of marital assets and debts), probate matters, personal injury and criminal defense. 

I am also a rostered guardian ad litem for children and a conservator for people who cannot make independant financial decisions.  

In addition to serving as an advocate, I provide mediation services in person and via ZOOM for family matter and personal injury cases.  As a litigator, I understand the importance and control a litigant can achieve by reaching agreements rather than engaging in protracted, expensive and bitter litigation.  I have extensive experience working with both represented and self-represented individuals.  A benefit of my services is that I can draft paperwork necessary to start and complete a family matter case, including initial complaints, motions to modify and judgments.  

 

Location

The Law Office of Paradie, Rabasco & Seasonwein, P.A.
472 Main St.
Lewiston, ME, 04032

Reviews

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Posted by Bond | August 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true advocate
Heather was a true advocate for my best interest. Her experience and confidence got the results I needed in my case. Heather is easy to talk to and listens, gathers information then puts an ethical, winning case together. She treats all parties respectfully. She was very responsive to any questions or concerns. I would highly recommend Heather for your attorney needs.
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Posted by Emily | August 8, 2023
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Professional, knowledgeable and kind
Heather has been my attorney for several years and continues to deliver. She works diligently to understand exactly what your goals are and always follows through. Her communication and delivery are top notch. I consistently refer her to anyone in need regarding family matters (that’s what she has worked with me on). As far as I’m concerned, client for life!
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Posted by William | September 2, 2022
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Awesome. Takes care of business and to the point
Heather was awesome in finalizing my case in every way. Took care of the last part from my past and handled the entire thing with the utmost professionalism. This is the second time that Heather has helped my family and both times we were extremely satisfied. Thanks!!!!!
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Conscientious & Diligent Attorney
Heather Seasonwein consistently displayed excellence — going above and beyond the call of duty —throughout a complex and protracted case, and as a result, obtained a highly favorable outcome. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Posted by Jessica | January 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Heather gets the job done
Heather took on my case on short notice and she gathered a lot of information and was dedicated on assuring me that everything would be ok! She took time on her personal days when I had any questions and there were many questions even on her days off she is very passionate to her clients when it comes time for her to do what she is great at she gets the job done she won my case and for that I will be forever thankful for Heather and her assistant Becky my case was a very difficult one and very emotional and overwhelming but with the two of these ladies they work as a team and they are there for you no matter what I would definitely have their services again if I would ever need them in the future thank you so much ladies you are a great asset to the firm
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Posted by Nicole | December 31, 2021
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Highly recommended!
I highly recommend Heather Seasonwein! She has significant experience in Maine and is an exceptionally skilled and precise attorney. Heather kept my priorities front and center throughout my entire divorce and her expert opinions gave me reassurance that we were always making the best possible decisions in my case during such a challenging time in my life. Heather is efficient, dependable and very good at what she does. She is such a brilliant negotiator that we were able to settle my case without a hearing- which saved me a lot of money. Her priority in making that happen and recommending we go that route, was certainly with my best interest at heart, as her client. When really serious issues are at stake, particularly during a tumultuous time in your life, you really want to make sure that you have the most capable and highly skilled attorney by your side. Heather is that person. She came highly recommended to me from several friends, as well as other Maine attorneys. I am now among those that will glowingly recommend Heather so very highly! Additionally, I know that she has done a lot of pro bono and public service work in our community, which says a lot about the kind of person she is and her character. Thank you for everything, Heather!
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Posted by Darrin | December 1, 2021
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I’d hire her again!
Heather wasn’t only my attorney but she was also my friend during the entire process of family court. If it wasn’t for Heather, I wouldn’t have the relationship I have with my daughter. Heather stepped in and took control of the nonsense PFAs, all the false allegations against me and proved to the courts what type of a father I really am. Heather thank you for everything! I’d recommend her to anyone
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Posted by Dawn | December 21, 2020
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Hard worker and knows her Stuff
When you are going through a really hard time. Heathers has your back and knows what she is talking about. Trust is a big thing with me. Heather knew how to work with my legal obstacles. Thank you is not enough to say when working with Heather.
Posted by Sean | December 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer and Really good Person!!!!
As a counselor of the law Heather is a good attorney. I have nothing but the up most respect and highest recommendation for Heather M Seasonwein. Heather represented my case with my best interest as her first priority . Divorce is ugly no mater what. There are no winners or looser only a hopefully fair outcome. I'm internally grateful Heather provided me with that results. Looking for a good attorney? My personnel opinion, Heather M Seasonwein is the best. If i might add as personnel note. Heather and I would discuss current events from time to time and we totally disagreed (LOL) But we never would be confrontational or disrespectful towards one another. This gives me hope at this difficult time in are political atmosphere. Thank you again Heather. Job well done. Sincerely Sean A Wilson
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2020
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Courteous and knowledgable
I didn't know what to do or actions to take and she was so helpful and informative.ive never talked to a lawyer before and she has made a great impression on me and i will not hesitate to call her if i need more help.it was nice to talk to someone who listened and i feel she really cared.Its obvious she is passionate about her career and helping familys.
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Posted by Angelo | November 9, 2019
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Heather Is A Great Lawyer
Heather is a great lawyer and if you have any legal issues, especially family law, Heather can help you. I retained Heather services 2 months prior to going to court and it was the best phone call I ever made. Heather is also an excellent divorce attorney.
Posted by Michelle | August 26, 2019
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Director Engineering
Heather was my divorce lawyer, she was an excellent advocate for me during a difficult time in my life. Heather was always available for all of my questions and concerns, day and night. She gave me incredible insights and advice to help guide my decisions, and I felt empowered to make decisions throughout the process. Heather was highly professional and empathetic at the same time. My divorce was settled in less than 3 months, Heather's focus and follow through was a key factor in a quick process. I was very pleased with the outcome and would recommend Heather to anyone who is looking for a Divorce Lawyer.
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Posted by Katie | August 13, 2019
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Amazing
Heather was absolutely wonderful. She was very professional and present at all times with my case. This was my third time fighting for my daughter and without Heather I truly believe I wouldn’t have gotten very far; but, we won! I cannot praise her enough for her hard work and reliability. She is very knowledgeable in her field and her confidence is visible and contagious.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2018
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Expert Guidance During Difficult Times
Heather took my divorce case and her expert and pragmatic advice kept me from wasting time and money. She understands divorce is an emotional time, but helped me segregate those emotions and get things done. Her work during arbitration was excellent and resulted in a satisfactory outcome for me. I can't recommend her highly enough.
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Posted by Nicole | March 29, 2018
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Heather will represent you Honestly and integrity
Heather was very conscientious.. knowledgeable.. & accurate.. when it came to legal proceedings in my Parental Rights and Responsibilities case.. All her legal menuvers were carried out correctly & in good taste.. she did not once take a false step or make a misrepresentational bluff on my behalf.. As can be true in any.. our custody situation could have easily developed any ugly shade from any angle.. but i feel it did not because of Heathers dedication to upholding my integrity.. & i truly appreciated her ability to outmaneuver some of the oppositions attempts at deceit & manipulation.. I believe Heather possesses a great ability to balance her qualities to your needs.. as it were for mine.. I would recommend Heather to anyone who wants to be represented Honestly & Integrally
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Posted by Lisa | August 18, 2017
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Divorce
Heather is AWESOME. She put her whole heart into my case. I would Highly Recommend her. I will surely use Heather again.
Posted by Larry | December 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great advocate.
We had a difficult custody issue with my Granddaughter. Heather handled this professionally and to a great result for my Granddaughter. Communications were easy, and her representation of our concerns in court was excellent. Heather's suggestions of the path to follow were spot on.
Posted by Denise | March 4, 2015
Emphatically Recommend
I was given Heather Walker's name regarding a child custody case after the first attorney I used blew it (the attorney showed up at court without the necessary documents!). Heather represented me in the custody case, Contempt charges against my ex, his Appeal and recovery of my personal property all with an outrageously great outcome. Throughout the entire process, Heather was very professional, attentive, and focused on achieving a favorable outcome. She gave honest, frank, and realistic advice and feedback during the entire process and was very easy to work with. She is very prompt and responsive when answering e-mails and calls. She is very well known and respected in the Lewiston district court which is very helpful when interacting with various clerks, magistrates, mediators, etc. I would highly recommend Heather Walker.
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Posted by Scott | February 25, 2015
Talented Lawyer
Heather represented me in a very contentious divorce case involving children and a request for alimony. Heather was always available to answer questions, she was compassionate, and she was very knowledgeable about family law and court proceedings. Heather was able to get me custody of my special needs son who now lives with me full time. Heather is a talented lawyer who is a hard worker that strongly advocates on behalf of her clients. Heather is an asset to her firm and the legal profession as a whole.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Paradie & Rabasco, PA (f/k/a Paradie, Sherman, Walker & Worden)
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Partner
  • Paradie, Sherman, Walker & Worden
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Douglas, Denham, Buccina & Ernst
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Laskoff & Associates
  • 2001 - 2011
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Education

  • University of Maine School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Hamilton College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • Androscoggin and Cumberland County Bar Associations
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Past Governor of Board
  • N/A
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Maine State Bar Association, Women's Law Section and Family Law Section
  • Member
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  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Maine School of Law Alumni Association
  • Past Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Edward Thaxter Gignoux Inn of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Judicial Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Volunteers of America
  • Past Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Boys To Men
  • Past Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2016
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Honors and Awards

  • Katahdin Counsel Recognition
  • State of Maine Judicial Branch
  • 2017
  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (10)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Heather in family matter cases. I have also observed her work in criminal cases. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and works hard to achieve their goals. I recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is a very talented, dedicated and caring attorney. She believes in her clients, and will fight to the end for them. For parties who want to pursue dispute resolution in any divorce or family matter case, Heather would serve as a fair and impartial mediator She is at the top of her profession, and I highly recommend Heather ."
Family Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Other
"Heather is one of the best attorneys handling complicated and contentious family law cases in Maine. She has a special ability to carefully guide clients through the most emotional, difficult times. When it comes to trial, she comes prepared and advocates with great skill for her clients, which, I know, has gained her the respect of many judges and magistrates in Maine."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather and I worked together on several highly contentious family law cases. She is an effective and efficient advocate for her clients. She is also compassionate and pragmatic. I highly recommend Heather Walker."
Family Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Heather for three years and cannot say enough about her as an effective advocate and compassionate person. She is aggressive, smart and practical in her approach. I routinely refer clients to her."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Seasonwein; Heather is an experience litigator who works diligently for her clients. Heather is conscientious and intelligent, she works hard, and she achieves great results for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather is a great advocate for her clients. She is knows what she is doing and is a good negotiator and an accomplished litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Lewiston Divorce and separation Lawyer Heather M. Seasonwein
Heather M. Seasonwein
Divorce and separation Attorney
Lewiston, ME
Licensed for 22 years