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Lisa J. Friedlander

Estate planning Attorney at Portland, ME

5.0   18 reviews
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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State ME
    Acquired 1992
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About Lisa

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I earned my J.D. Degree from Maine Law School in 1992. Since then, I have worked  in private practice, except for the five years I was a judicial officer in the Family Division of the Maine District Court where I presided over family law cases.  I am now back in private practice and feel I have been effective in helping people deal with a variety of legal issues with more flexibility.

I have represented numerous clients in Maine's District, Superior, and Probate Courts, both as an Attorney and as a Guardian ad Litem.  I work with families to set up wills and trusts, special needs trusts, and to address their other estate planning needs.


Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice

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Lisa J. Friedlander is an attorney in Portland Maine with over 22 years practicing law throughout Southern Maine.


Lisa J. Friedlander Attorney at Law
91 Auburn St Unit J #234
Portland, ME, 04103


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  18 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by L. | March 29, 2014
Great work at reasonable rates
Great representation at reasonable rates. Attorney Friedlander is smart and efficient. She handled multiple legal matters for me; all with good results
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2014
very smart, aggressive yet kind
Lisa represented me in my divorce. I could not have asked for a better attorney. I feel that I got the best possible settlement because she thought of things I didn't even think of and my ex had a bulldog for a lawyer and Lisa even out thought him. She is the BEST! thank you lisa.
Posted by Dana | February 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
I originally called Lisa with some general probate questions. She ended up not only fully answering all my questions but actually helping me solve my problem completely!! All in one phone call!! And I live in the Seattle area!! It was all wrapped up by the following day! The 1st attorney’s office I reached out to set me up for a video appointment for a month out for $425 for just the initial consult!!! Needless to say when I have further legal business in Maine I will be gladly looking up Lisa again! A+!
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Posted by Sally | August 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You wont be sorry for choosing Lisa
Lisa was extremely helpful from the minute I started speaking with her on the telephone. My husband had recently passed away and she helped me process my will. She was sincere and did not try to take advantage of a situation which I often felt from the few other lawyers I contacted. I highly recommend Lisa.
Posted by scott | August 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
good attorney
lisa did a great job advocating for me before the probate judge. very happy with the service she provided and would recommend her highly.
Posted by Betsy | March 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Plain and simple
Lisa explains everything in plain a easy to understand language. She is excellent at helping people navigate the legal system and doesn’t make things more complicated (costly) for her clients. Lisa is compassionate but also practical. I would (and have) recommend her to anyone in need of her services.
Posted by Kristeen | February 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fights for her clients all the way
I was fortunate to have chosen Lisa Friedlander as my divorce attorney. She exceeded my expectations and didn't take no for an answer many times. I have also referred her to several people who were also satisfied.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My partner and I needed to have our wills written. We called Lisa and found out what information she needed from us. She wrote them and came to our house to deliver. Very nice, reasonable.
Posted by Sue | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto accident representation and will
Lisa was responsive and listened to my needs. I was happy with the outcome of my case and the personal assistance she gave me with my will.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competently Managed my Complex Divorce Case
I can't say enough good things about Lisa's process and results in managing my complex divorce case from start to finish. My former spouse hired a supposedly high-powered (and I am sure very expensive) "star" attorney who was aggressive and forceful. Lisa turned the tables, set the tone, never backed down, and achieved stellar results in my case. I would recommend her without reservation.
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Posted by Emily | February 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Smart, no nonsense, compassionate approach
I retained Lisa for my parental rights and responsibilities case. She was honest, knowledgable and client-focused! She was always well prepared and relentless in the court room. Her straightforward approach helped me to gain a better understanding of what may happen and to feel prepared. I'm very happy to say that I had a great outcome to my case and would highly recommend Lisa. She always first looked at what was best for the child and gave me great advice which proved pivotal in presenting a compelling case. Thanks Lisa!
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Posted by Russ | October 31, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I highly recommend Lisa as a lawyer. Lisa is kind, compassionate, and very knowledgeable. Lisa gave me great advise even when she knew it may not lead to a paycheck. I found her very ethical and easy to talk to . Lisa was able to explain complex legal protocols pertaining to insurance companies in a way that made sense. She earned my trust and I would use her again.
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Posted by Debra | September 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Lisa is truly professional and has access to a superior network of professionals to assist her in getting the job done. Lisa was always there for me. I highly recommend!
Posted by Christina | September 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would use her again
I can't say enough great things about Lisa. She was so prompt with getting back to me. She represented me during my divorce and she thought of everything. She listened to me and represented me well. She balances professionalism while still being down to earth. I trusted her 100% during the process and was very pleased with the outcomes.
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Posted by Gale | March 31, 2015
Very quick response time.
Lisa was great about keeping in touch with me and answering my many questions about opening an estate. I had hired another lawyer and he never got back to me with my questions. Very glad I took a chance with Lisa.
Posted by Darcy | December 4, 2014
She is great!!
I really enjoyed having Lisa as my attorney. I had many questions and she always answered them promptly. She was very understanding with me and my lack of understanding the legal wording of things. I really appreciated her patience and her guidance, while I was able to work with her.
Posted by Carl | March 16, 2014
Very satisfied customer, strong recommendation to others.
Lisa Friedlander has worked for our family on four separate occasions over the last nine years, her professionalism, knowledge and dedication has exceeded our expectations each and every time. We hired Lisa for divorce, child support and child custody matters. Lisa knows her business, always has a detailed plan and is very clever in her timing and delivery of information. I will use Lisa if needed in the future and would highly recommend her services.
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Posted by Janis | March 14, 2014
Highly Recommended
I would trust Ms. Friedlander with any legal concern. She is aware, responsive, persistent and very caring. I was listened to, and heard, and my options were clearly explained to me, fairly and without judgment. I honestly can't think of anyone I would trust more.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Lisa J. Friedlander, Attorney at Law
  • 2000 - Present
  • Case Management Officer (Magistrate)
  • Maine Judicial Department - Family Court
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • a Solo Practice
  • 1992 - 1996


  • University of Maine School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Dartmouth College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985


  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Will Basics
  • Estate Planning
  • 2018
  • Special Needs Trusts and Your Child
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2018
  • Special Needs Trusts Presentation
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Lisa
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lisa is a strong advocate in the area of family law. I endorse and highly recommend this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Straight forward competent answers to difficult questions. Do listen to this lawyer"
Family Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with attorney Friedlander on several occasions, as opposing counsel and as guardian ad litem. She is experienced, knowledgeable, and most importantly, she puts her clients' interests first."
Divorce and separation
Criminal defense
Portland Estate planning Lawyer Lisa J. Friedlander
Lisa J. Friedlander
Estate planning Attorney
Portland, ME
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation