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Barbara Schlichtman, Esq., helps clients design a plan that maintains their quality of life as they age. 
Barbara is a member of the Elder Law Section of the Maine State Bar, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and ElderCounsel.  She serves on the boards of Maine’s Legal Services for the Elderly, Maine’s Justice Action Group, the Portland Education Foundation, and the Peaks Island Fund.
Barbara earned her Bachelor’s of Journalism degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri in Columbia.  Barbara, her husband and two sons live on Peaks Island. They enjoy Casco Bay in the summer and Maine’s mountains in the winter.


Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 40%
    6 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    6 years
  3. Probate: 10%
    6 years
  4. Trusts: 10%
    6 years
  5. Medicaid & Medicare: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Maine Center for Elder Law, LLC

3 Webhannet Place, Suite 1, Kennebunk, ME 04043
One Monument Way, 2nd Fl., Suite 401, Portland, ME 04101
Kennebunk and Portland, ME


MOGood Standing, Active199201/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
GraduateLeadership Baton Rouge2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant Director Student MediaUniversity of Alabama2007 - 2009
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Hawaii - Hilo2004 - 2006
Legal News EditorCnn2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
No Place Like HomeBoard Member2014 - Present
Maine Justice Action GroupBoard Member2013 - Present
Academy of Special Needs PlannersMember2013 - Present
Legal Services for the ElderlyBoard Member2012 - Present
Peaks Island FundAdvisor2012 - Present
Portland Education FoundationBoard member2012 - 2014
Publication nameTitleDate
Senior Source BookEnd-of-life Planning Decreases Anxiety2013
Gray Matters Journal of UMaine Center on AgingUtilizing special needs planning in the estate plan2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of MissouriLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of MissouriJournalismB.J. Bachelor's of Journalism1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Business Institute2013 MaineCare Update2013
Maine Center for Elder Law, LLCMaineCare Eligibility and Documents Everyone Should Have2013
Post DRA Planning OpportunitiesMaineCare Update 20112011