Biography

Danielle is committed to serving the Maine community through her work in the Real Estate and Private Clients groups of Verrill, as well as through her volunteer and public service efforts around Portland. She is dedicated to providing attentive and personalized representation to clients, and she remains accessible and knowledgeable on current law.

Danielle focuses her practice on all aspects of residential and commercial transactions, estate planning, estate administration and prenuptial agreements.

Prior to joining Verrill, Danielle worked as a family law attorney in Boston for six years. She was deeply involved in the family law community there, serving first as Treasurer and then as Vice President to the Greater Boston Family Law Inn of Court and serving on the Boston Bar Association Family Law Section Steering Committee. Danielle also dedicated significant time to the Lawyer of the Day program, where she provided pro bono legal representation in the Family and Probate Court for low-income individuals.

While in law school, Danielle served as a law clerk to the Honorable Randy J. Kaplan of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court first in Middlesex County and then in Suffolk County. In her capacity as a law clerk, Danielle worked on a variety of complex family law, probate, and equity matters.

When she is not in the office, Danielle enjoys walking her dog on the beach, yoga, cooking, and exploring Maine's hiking trails and skiing. Danielle also loves to travel, both domestically and internationally.

Services/Industries

Education

  • New England Law | Boston  (J.D.)
    • Honors Judicial Internship Program
  • Skidmore College  (B.S.)
    • Class of 2008 Fund Chair
    • Recipient of The Candace Carlucci Award
    • Class of 2008 Social Chair

Public Service

  • Maine Women's Fund Volunteer
  • Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland Volunteer

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Family Law Section Steering Committee, Boston Bar Association (2018-2019)
  • Vice President (2018-2019), Treasurer (2016-2018), Greater Boston Family Law Inn of Court

Honors

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers under Family Law (2017-2019)
  • Top Women Lawyers in Massachusetts, Boston Magazine (2018-2019)

Clerkships

  • Massachusetts Probate and Family Court

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

Two Proposed Rules Aim to Increase Organ Donation in the U.S.

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...

Publication/Podcast

2020 Estate Planning Update

SECURE ACT What you need to know : The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act went into effect on January 1, 2020. The most significant provisions of the SECURE Act involve...

News

Verrill Again Honored for Commitment to Pro Bono Service

(February 19, 2020) – Verrill is honored to receive the 2020 Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) Firm Pro Bono Achievement Award, presented by VLP during the Maine State Bar Association Annual Business Meeting &...

Blog

Supreme Court – Updates for 2020

We are barely two months into the new year and already there are significant updates to the 2020 Supreme Court Preview included in our December 2019 Client Advisory (available here ). Below are updates...

News

Verrill-law.com Earns Gold in the 2020 AVA Digital Awards Competition

Blog

SECURE Act: Change to RMD Trigger Age Should Trigger Your Attention Now

As summarized in our January 7 Client Advisory , the SECURE Act includes many changes that affect the design and administration of retirement plans. One of those changes is the increase to the trigger...

Matter

T&D Utility Ownership of Generation

Verrill represented Emera in a lengthy case addressing the extent to which the Maine Restructuring Act prevents affiliates of a Maine T&D utility from acquiring ownership of generation facilities. In 2011, Emera sought approval...

Matter

Maine's First Private Natural Gas Pipeline

Assisted a large pulp mill secure legislation to authorize building a private natural gas pipeline that tapped into the Maritimes interstate pipeline to lower the mill's energy costs. To meet the client's schedule, we...

Event

Northeastern University RISE Expo

Verrill is sponsoring Northeastern University's RISE Expo on April 9, 2020. Our attorneys, Rob Hover, Dean Phelps, Lin Hymel, Beverly Hjorth, and John Powell, will attend and judge student's work, as well as interview...