Jacqueline W. Rider

Partner
T: (207) 253-4612
  • Boston College Law School (J.D., 1993)
  • Tufts University (B.A., 1990)
  • Phillips Exeter Academy (1986)

Highlights

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Best Lawyers® 2018 Portland, ME Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year”
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Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.

Biography

Jackie is the Chair of the Private Clients Group, Chair of the Fiduciary Services Group, and Co-Chair of the Probate Litigation Group. Jackie's practice includes all aspects of probate litigation, estate planning, probate administration, and trust administration. 

Jackie is also a member of the firm's Higher Education practice group where she spends a significant amount of her time counseling colleges on student affairs issues including student disciplinary matters and compliance with applicable federal laws such as Title IX, FERPA, and the Clery Act.

Since 1993, Jackie has successfully litigated a variety of civil matters in federal, state, and probate courts throughout Maine and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. These have included probate matters, education law matters, and taxation matters.

Jackie is also the Chair of the firm's Diversity Committee.

Outside of the office Jackie enjoys playing golf and tennis with her husband and two boys.

Public Service

Former Director, Falmouth Education Foundation
Former Corporator of the Greater Portland (Maine) Boys and Girls Club
Former Treasurer and Program Coordinator and Former member of the Edward T. Gignoux Inn of Court
Former Special Assistant to the Cumberland County District Attorney in the "Lawyer on Loan" Program
Former Member of the Maine State Civil Service Appeals Board

Memberships

Maine State Bar Association 

Education

  • Boston College Law School (J.D., 1993)
  • Tufts University (B.A., 1990)
  • Phillips Exeter Academy (1986)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, 1993

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1996

Honors

Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2018 Portland, Maine Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year
Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2016 Portland, Maine Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates