Meet Abbey, a dedicated employment lawyer and Title IX independent investigator.
Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with her.
As a former Assistant Dean for Upperclass Students at Bowdoin College, Abbey knows the ropes. She has experience with the full gamut of Title IX issues as well as their interaction with the student discipline process. Abbey also has substantial experience counseling governments and educational organizations on civil rights and special education. She approaches every engagement with an open mind and open ears, and stresses fairness, both sides’ right to be heard, and the importance of due process, helping stakeholders find practical solutions to difficult and deeply personal events.
But that’s not all. Abbey is also very experienced in:
- Providing counsel on student discipline, employee nonrenewal/dismissal, and the constraints posed by collective bargaining agreements and academic tenure
- Drafting policies, handbooks, and manuals for education professionals
- Counseling clients on the IDEA, ADA, and Rehabilitation Act
- Harassment, libel, and invasion of privacy law
In her former life, Abbey was:
- Interim Assistant Dean for Upperclass Students at Bowdoin College
- A lawyer at another Portland-based law firm
- A paralegal / investigator with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
- Law clerk to the Honorable D. Brock Hornby & the Honorable George Z. Singal for U.S. District Court, District of Maine
When Abbey isn’t working, she is…
Capturing beautiful photos of her kids enjoying life in Maine, open-water swimming, and walking local trails with her Labrador retriever.
JD, Yale Law School
AB, Bowdoin College, summa cum laude
Admitted to practice
State of Maine
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Governance Counsel, Freeport, Pownal and Durham Education Foundation