Shelley P. Carter
The boring required part: I was born and raised just outside of Washington D.C. in Falls Church, Virginia. I finished college at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and graduated with honors. I graduated from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota with honors and was on Law Review.
The more interesting part: I was born south of the Mason-Dixon Line; however, I made it to Maine as soon as I could. I am grateful to be a Yankee by choice! I have been a practicing attorney for just over of two decades and I can safely say having spent the majority of my career in Maine, I am here to stay. Maine is definitely the way life should be!
It helps that the loves of my life, my husband Jonathan, my daughter Willow and my four-legged best friend, Baxter live with me in Fryeburg, Maine. If you are willing to indulge my mama bear pride, please check out my singer-songwriter daughter’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/willowcarter. Please also check out my husband’s music website where you can hear covers by both of them, individually and together as well as enjoy Willow’s originals: bluewillowtreestudio.com/music.
While my office may be small, I can help you with a wide range of legal matters. Often it is easier to say what I do not handle since my practice is varied as a rural country lawyer, which keeps my legal skills sharp. I am the only female attorney practicing in my town and for a radius of approximately twenty-five miles. If I had to describe the majority of cases I handle, it would be family law and criminal defense matters. I also handle business formations, landlord/tenant and simple real estate and estate planning matters. I do not handle real estate litigation, personal injury, workers compensation, social security disability or bankruptcy matters.
Give me a call today at 207.935.1950 if you’d like to schedule a consultation to discuss your legal matter. My practice is client oriented, providing compassionate and dependable direction you can rely on with honest advice and tenacious representation. You should be prepared to tell me all of the facts surrounding your legal matter and feel safe in doing so; I keep secrets for a living and promise not to judge you.