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Molly Barker Gilligan

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Meet Molly, Maine native and employee benefits pro.

Molly Barker Gilligan

207 228-7344 direct
207 774-1200 main
207 774-1127 facsimile

100 Middle Street
PO Box 9729
Portland, ME 04104-5029


Recognized in Super Lawyers


Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with her.

Molly offers her clients a dynamic blend of government, healthcare, and litigation experience. When working with Molly, clients can expect a comprehensive understanding of the intricate legal and regulatory issues impacting healthcare providers, which Molly pairs with her extensive experience defending clients before state and federal administrative agencies. This experience positions Molly as a highly valued counsel to employers on a wide spectrum of matters.

Molly’s employee benefits practice focuses on group health benefits including self-insured plans, cafeteria plans, health reimbursement arrangements and health savings accounts, and advising clients on compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Continuation of Health Coverage (COBRA).  Molly is also well-versed in retirement plans, specifically 401(k) and 403(b) plans, as well as stock and stock-based compensation programs, non-qualified deferred compensation, and plans for non-profit and government entities.

But that’s not all. Molly is also very experienced in:

No matter the area of law, Molly is committed to fully understanding her clients’ unique business and professional goals. With her robust background and adaptable skillset, she provides employers with sound advice and innovative, efficient solutions to their most pressing challenges.

In her former life, Molly was:

  • A clerk in the Maine Legislature and an aide in the Connecticut Legislature
  • An attorney in a small firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, focusing on administrative law and appellate litigation
  • A consultant providing training to law firms to enhance efficiency and productivity through innovative technology

When Molly isn’t working, she is…

On a beach or at a lake, camping, reading, and spending time with her family. She can also be found flexing her green thumb in her flower and vegetable gardens.


JD, Quinnipiac University School of Law
BA, University of Maine, Honors Program

Admitted to practice
State of Maine
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


Maine State Bar Association

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