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Practices predominantly family law in the counties of Cumberland, York, Kennebec, Androscoggin, and Southern Oxford.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
  2. Family: 30%
  3. Child Support: 10%
  4. Child Custody: 10%
  5. Adoption: 10%



Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jeanette M. Durham

    Matthew is an excellent family law attorney because he is very knowledgeable and thorough in his representation. He is also very responsive and well organized. For those reasons, I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Edward A. Brown

    I endorse this lawyer. He works hard, and has a vision of a better future for family law


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Contact info

Govan Law Office, P.A.

97 India Street
Portland, ME, 04101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
10 Best Attorneys AwardNational Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Katahdin Counsel AwardMaine State Bar Association2015
Katahdin Counsel AwardMaine State Bar Association2014
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy of Family Law Attorneys2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Top Lawyers In MaineThe Legal Network2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Katahdin Counsel AwardMaine State Bar Association2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerGovan Law Office, P.A.2007 - Present
Abstractor/AttorneyWarranty Title Company2004 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maine Collaborative Law AllianceChair2015 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2013 - Present
York County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Cumberland County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Maine State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Quillen v. CrossMaine Supreme Court- Appeal was successfully dismissed.
Freeman v. Daweaffirmed
Yap v. Vintonpending
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Publication nameTitleDate
University of Maine School of LawThe Rights of Parents to Make Medical Decisions for Their Children Based on Religious Preferences2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern MaineSocial WorkMSW2012
University of Maine School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Massachusetts, AmherstOperations ManagementBBA1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Maine Family Law InstituteCollaborative Divorce2015
Information for ProfessionalsSeparation, Divorce & The Very Young Child2011