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Maryellen Sullivan

Estate planning Attorney at Portland, ME

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also known as Port City Legal, LLC

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State ME
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Maryellen

Learn Maryellen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Work closely with clients to identify their goals and values, and then craft personalized documents to meet their needs and goals. Documents include simple or complex wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills.

    16 years, 250 cases

  2. Probate
    Assist excecutors or heirs during the difficult period after a loved one's death with the probate process and distribution of assets; also provide representation and guidance for guardianship and adoption proceedings.

    16 years, 50 cases

  3. Guardianship
    Assist clients in obtaining guardianships and conservatorships for minors and incapacitated adults, as well as ongoing assistance in managing such guardianships.

    16 years, 10 cases

  4. Trusts
    Draft and assist in administration of trusts, including credit shelter trusts, special needs trusts, life insurance trusts, minor trusts, and revocable trusts.

    16 years, 20 cases

I specialize in probate administration and estate planning.  Assisting people in dealing with the difficulties following the death of a loved one, and planning for the future to protect and care for their families is a very gratifying practice for me.  I welcome the opportunity to meet new clients. 


Port City Legal
10 Moulton Street
4th Floor
Portland, ME, 04101

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Mark Standen
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Powers & French, P.A.
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Maine Superior Judicial Court
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Law Clerk
  • Maine Unemployment Insurance Commission
  • 1992 - 1994
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  • University of Maine School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Burnell v. Burnell
  • The trial court's grant of pension benefits was vacated.


  • Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Women's Law Section, MSBA
  • Program Commitee
  • 2009 - Present
  • Maine Estate Planning Council
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Association of University Women
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • member attorney
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence
  • Board of Directors
  • 1999 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • West Award for Admiralty
  • Excellence in Admiralty Law
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • Probate Boot Camp
  • Ethics in Probate Practice
  • 2014
  • Probate Boot Camp
  • Post-Mortem Planning, Trust Administration
  • 2014
  • Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Tenant Default and Lease Termination
  • 2013
  • Estate Planning: What You Need to Know
  • Estate Planning
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
Endorse Maryellen
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO subscribers. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. She is an asset to the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Sullivan is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a true credit to the legal profession. If I needed a lawyer in Maine, she is the one I would choose."