Sara Hellstedt Sara Hellstedt

Sara Hellstedt


Meet Sara, a veteran education lawyer and a skilled Title IX and workplace independent investigator.

Sara Hellstedt

207-228-7124 direct
207 774-1200 main
207 774-1127 facsimile

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


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

Having fought for both schools and institutions, students and families, Sara knows employment, student rights and the education system like the back of her hand, with years of experience on both sides of the bench. Sara has represented public and private sector education clients on a variety of matters, and has handled complaints before the Maine Human Rights Commission and the federal Office for Civil Rights.

Sara has also received training on sexual misconduct investigation by United Educators and provides consulting services and training on sexual misconduct issues to school administrators throughout New England. In addition, Sara’s experience as a Labor Relations Manager for the University of Maine System gave her crucial on-the-ground experience in collective bargaining, grievance resolution and workplace and sexual misconduct investigations.

Sara has dedicated her skills to volunteering hundreds of hours of pro bono legal service to the community and received the Katahdin Council Award from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court for her efforts in 2013. Whether she is in the courtroom or the classroom, Sara is a proven and passionate advocate for her clients.

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

  • Conducting independent Title IX sexual misconduct and workplace investigations
  • Advising education clients, both private and public, on general employment matters
  • Providing guidance to education clients regarding special education and other civil rights matters

In her former life, Sara was:

  • A labor relations manager at the University of Southern Maine
  • An associate at a local law firm
  • A Spanish teacher

When Sara isn’t working, she is…

Enjoying family time with her husband and three small boys. She is an avid cyclist, skier and runner and also loves gardening, cooking and especially, eating food.



JD, University of Maine School of Law, 2007, magna cum laude
BA, Middlebury College, 2000, cum laude

Admitted to practice

State of Maine
State of Vermont