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Catherine C. Miller

Divorce and separation Attorney at Portland, ME

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Maine - ME 25 years
    New Hampshire - NH 25 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State ME
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NH
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Catherine

Learn Catherine’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Miller Law & Mediation, LLC’s experienced family law and divorce lawyers are equipped to handle complex property cases, along with our highest standard of integrity and compassion for you and your children and protect your future.

    26 years

  2. Mediation
    30%
    Catherine Miller is certified and has completed the 40-hour training program. She will work with you and your spouse through a series of 90-minute long sessions to resolve all the issues in your divorce or post-divorce in a fair and equitable manner. She will prepare a settlement agreement to memorialize the final agreement to be approved by a court.

    15 years

  3. Uncontested divorce
    20%
    Divorce does not have to be expensive. If you and your spouse are able to reach agreements without having to litigate, an uncontested divorce may be a cost effective option for you.

  4. Child custody
    10%
    Parenting disputes sometimes cannot be resolved by agreement. If you need to change the existing parenting plan or establish custody, Miller Law & Mediation can handle the most complex matters.

Catherine C. Miller, Esq. is the Founder of MillerAsen, P.A., Maine's premier family law firm. 

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 Bar Associations.  She formally served as a member of the Cape Elizabeth Zoning Board of Appeals, a Board Member to the Cleaves Law Library, Executive Board Member to the Maine Guardian ad Litem Institute, Maine State Bar Association Family Law Section (Chair), (Vice Chair), the Parent Coordination Legislative Subcommittee of Family Law Advisory Commission, a Board Member to the Thomas Memorial Library Foundation  and a volunteer supervising attorney at the Maine Lawyers Project Family Law Helpline.  She is also the former President of the Kids First Center.    Presently,  Catherine is  a Fellow with the American Academy of Matriomonial Lawyers and a member of the Maine Family Law Advisory Commission.

Catherine has presented on numerous topics pertaining to Family Law, including Marital Property (MSBA’s Family Law Institute, , Bridging the Gap, Spousal Support Seminar, and Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute. 

Over the past two decades, 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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Miller Law & Mediation, LLC
75 Pearl Street
Suite 400
Portland, ME, 04101

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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2015
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As time goes by I look back at the stress of separation and divorce, and I realize exactly how much Catherine Miller helped me make good decisions and land squarely on my feet. It has been over 4 years since I hired Catherine Miller to help me at the worst time of my life. I am beyond grateful for Catherine's kind guidance and firm advocacy. If you have children, Catherine Miller will be completely focused on their well being. During our initial conversation she recommended Kids First, a non profit program from which my children each benefitted. There was no pressure from her to settle on divorce, but in the interim between separation and divorce she provided an excellent custody agreement that spelled out clarity for living in a co-parenting family. As a professional, the separation and divorce was overwhelming given my need to balance single parenting and a demanding work schedule. Catherine provided excellent advice related to my personal circumstances. I had no idea how my decisions would impact my future security and she provided outstanding guidance and expertise. Most importantly, Catherine remained a resource to me when a few issues arose years later. She responded within 24 hours and provided insight and clarification on my rights and choices given the new circumstances and the existing settlement agreement. She has always asked me within the first few minutes of any conversation, "and how are the kids?". Having experienced it firsthand, I am saddened to think of what families go through during divorce - once the reality of separation hits you, having Catherine Miller as a supportive lawyer can help with the transition into a peaceful and healthy family. Today my life is peaceful and productive. My children are well adjusted. We consider ourselves a very happy close knit family.
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Posted by Yvonne | June 29, 2015
Unflappable
Any time someone has to engage the services of a lawyer, the stress level is high. We owe Catherine our appreciation, not just for her unflappable and tenacious approach to a steady stream of legal challenges and complexities, but for her steady hand with us, the family. She helped us to find some sense of normalcy in the midst of often overwhelming fear and sadness. There were times when there were more hands in our lives than we could have imagined. Someone from an agency or a court or any one of a series of therapists would impact my niece's and nephew's lives with a slight shift in perspective. Very often it was somebody's subjective interpretation and not always in the children's best interest. Catherine was "on it" all, she kept us steady and hopeful. Catherine is exactly the lawyer we needed in the courtroom. She handled herself with grace a power. Hard combination in my book. She was on point throughout the trial. She walked into the courtroom prepared and everyone knew it. She is honest and demonstrates calm and confidence. At the end of the day, most of what a great lawyer has to do is support a client in doing the right thing. Catherine did all of that and more. And the outcome! Our entire family will be forever grateful for what she has made possible. With her support and knowledge, we are now on the "other side". Returning to life that is settled and filled with normalcy. Pretty outstanding accomplishment. If you are needing the services of a lawyer, then I strongly encourage you to consider Catherine. Equally important in my book is an efficient staff that works behind the scenes. Catherine's staff is strong and super efficient. Always kind and very respectful whenever we called or needed help. They are wonderful and work well as a team.
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2015
Outstanding Lawyer.
Catherine was recommend to me by Kids First of Maine and she is an outstanding lawyer. She is extremely professional, knowledgeable and assertive. While being attentive, Catherine genuinely seems to care about her clients on a personal level. She helped me explore the best possible solutions for my situation and everyone involved, well before we had to go into the court room.
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Miller Law & Mediation, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Givertz Hambley Scheffee & Lavoie
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Friedman Gaythwaite Wolf & Leavitt
  • 1997 - 2004

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Le Moyne College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Lynch v. Lynch, 158 A.3d 1, 2017 ME 38 (Me. 2017)

Associations

  • York County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Maine Association of Mediators
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Maine Board of Bar Overseers, GAL Review Board
  • Committee Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maine Guardian ad Litem Institute
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Maine Board of Bar Overseers
  • Grievance Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Maine Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Cumberland Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015

Publications

  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education New England
  • A Practical Guide to Maine Divorce
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law and Bench Trial Institute
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 2018
  • Legal Year in Review
  • Updates in Family Law
  • 2018
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Maine Family Law
  • 2018
  • Trends in Family Law
  • Discovery in Divorce
  • 2017
  • Maine Bar Association Family Law Institute
  • Maine Property Law
  • 2011
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Mediation Attorney | Sep 22
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"I endorse Attorney Miller. Catherine is diligent, knowledgeable and thoroughly experienced in all aspects of family law, which enables her to effectively mediate cases to help parties avoid litigation."
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Portland Divorce and separation Lawyer Catherine C. Miller
Catherine C. Miller
Divorce and separation Attorney
Portland, ME
Licensed for 25 years