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Misha C. Pride

Estate planning Attorney at Portland, ME

5.0   12 reviews

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About Misha

Learn Misha’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    33%
    Including asset preservation, Medicaid/MaineCare Planning and Application, Guardianships, Conservatorships.

    10 years

  2. Estate planning
    33%
    Including wills, trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health-care directives, and related documents

    10 years

  3. Litigation
    15%
    Including probate litigation, trust litigation, property disputes, contract disputes, and other civil matters.

    8 years

  4. Probate
    14%
    Estate Administration.

    8 years

  5. Landlord or tenant
    5%
    Including evictions, lease reviews, and legal advice.

    7 years

Misha started practicing Elder Law in February of 2013. Misha has been an associate at Drummond & Drummond preparing estate plans and helping clients with asset preservation since July of 2016.

 

He​ has been married to his beautiful wife Jessica since 2007 and has two daughters. He likes to spend time in the summer and fall outdoors with his family and his dog Link and indoors during the winter with a good book or movie. 

 

Misha is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Elder Law Section of the Maine Bar Association, and the Maine Estate Planning Council.

Licensed for 14 years
State ME
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 01/29/2023
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/26/2022
State NH
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 03/27/2015

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

Contact Misha

Drummond & Drummond, LLP
One Monument Way
Portland, ME, 04101

Reviews

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Posted by Bernadette | June 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
In early 2016 I hired Misha to write an estate plan for me. This included a will, AHCD & FDPOA. I had some very specific concerns about underage nieces and nephews inheriting. He is a good listener, and I felt comfortable discussing my concerns with him. He was able to address my concerns well. He answered all my questions thoroughly, and I’m a person who likes to fully understand the details of anything that I sign. From his responses I felt confident that he knows this area of law. He also discussed with me some issues that I did not think of arising from his experience as an attorney, and I appreciated that. I thought the cost was reasonable. Shortly after executing the documents, it was necessary to make a small revision to the AHCD; he did not charge me. I have recommended him to friends and acquaintances that need legal services.
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Posted by Pam | March 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
We couldn't of asked for a better attorney. He explained everything so that we knew exactly what to expect from beginning to end. All that we needed done was handled quickly, professionally, and without issues. He was great about returning emails and phone calls. I wouldn't use any other attorney .
Posted by Stephen | March 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SEL Review
Needed a Will and Power of Attorney documents. Misha made this task easy and made me feel comfortable of taking care of my future. I would highly recommend Misha.
Posted by Celia | March 7, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Specializes in Elder Law
I contacted Mischa Pride regarding an issue with an estate matter currently in probate. He was very knowlegeable, patient, and helpful. Since I am from out of state, it was important for me to find an attorney to represent me in this matter. As it turned out, in my case, an attorney would be expensive and not necessarily helpful. A less scrupulous lawyer may have taken advantage of the situation, but Attorney Pride was honest, patient, and very knowledgeable. If you have any Elder law or estate planning needs, I highly recommend this firm.
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Posted by Stephen | August 9, 2015
Creation of Will.
Misha provided exactly what I was looking for. He was very clear in how everything would work and what would be done. This was all done for a very reasonable rate. Would highly recommend his firm to friends and family.
Posted by Richard | August 4, 2015
Review
Mr. Pride was very helpful during the free consultation and in providing me with the will and related documents that I needed. He explained everything clearly.
Posted by carlton | May 7, 2015
prep of wills
misha was upfront and very informative in providing info on the preparation of our wills and power of attorney paperwork. he was prompt and responsive in all correspondence. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Kevin | March 22, 2015
Highly recommend
We found Misha to be very helpful in assisting us with our estate planning. He explained things we did not understand in a clear, concise manner and was quick to respond to inquiries. We highly recommend Misha Pride.
Posted by Michael | February 26, 2015
Number One Pick!
Personally, I have used Misha"s services ranging from general advise to drafting contracts. As an insurance agency owner whose focus is the senior market (mostly Medicare beneficiaries), I only refer my clients to Misha because of his thoughtful approach, sense of urgency and overall passion for creating peace of mind.
Posted by Peter | February 25, 2015
Very Satisfied
I worked with Misha to help guide me through the public assistance process necessitated by a relative falling ill. He was proactive throughout the process, kept me well informed and was able to explain to me (in understandable terms) what was going on. He truly cares about the client not just getting the job done - which he did very well
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Posted by Raymond | February 19, 2015
Needed New Will after Spouse Passed
I met Misha in his office and discussed what i needed for a new will. He was verry understanding and with in less than a week presented me with what i needed. I read over the rough draft and called him and we met at my bank and signed the new documents. Was excptional service in very fast time.
Posted by Jay | February 19, 2015
Thanks to Misha Pride
While working with my usual attorney, it became clear that I would need to develop a new will, a service that she did not provide. She referred me to Misha Pride, and I was pleased with his approach from the very beginning of the relationship. My situation required some creative solutions to my specific problems, and Misha was more than willing to take the time to listen to my concerns and to develop appropriate responses to them. I was pleased and satisfied with the documents that our joint effort produced. I was also impressed with the amount of work he put into the project, compared to the amount he charged. (He had given me a quote during our first meeting, and always stuck to it.) I believe Misha's services represent excellent value, and I would recommend him without reservation.
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Cost

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

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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Drummond & Drummond, LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Morse & Pride, LLC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Misha Charles Pride, Esq., P.C.
  • 2013 - 2015

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of New Hampshire
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Davis v. Waltz
  • Summary Judgment in my clients' favor, affirmed by the Law Court

Associations

  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Maine Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017

Publications

  • Journal of Applied Social Psychology
  • Racial salience and racial bias in the courts: Do racial attitudes make a difference?
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • The Ugly Side
  • Elder Care
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Misha
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Misha since law school. I have no doubt that Misha provides quality legal assistance in the field of estate planning and elder law. Misha's focus on each individual client and their well-being is a strength. I would not hesitate to refer clients to him."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You will be hard pressed to find another lawyer who will provide you with the level of personal attention and excellent service as Misha. Misha really goes the extra mile for his clients, as evidenced by the many house calls he makes to clients who may have a hard time coming into the office. Misha is who I make a referral to whenever someone needs estate planning or elder law services."