Biography

Jackie's practice includes all aspects of probate litigation, estate planning, probate administration, and trust administration. She has successfully litigated a variety of civil matters in federal, state, and probate courts. Besides probate matters, Jackie has been involved with education law and taxation matters.

Jackie is the Chair of the Private Clients Group, Chair of the Fiduciary Services Group, and Co-chair of the Probate Litigation Group. She is also a member of the firm's Higher Education Group, through which she spends 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. As noted in the Chambers 2019 High Net Worth Guide for Private Wealth Law, where she received market acclaim for probate litigation, one interviewee stated, "Her reputation is fantastic," and "I was really grateful that she was involved because I found her influence to be practical and instructive."

Jackie serves as Chair of Verrill's Diversity Committee.

Services/Industries

Education

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

Public Service

  • Former Director, Falmouth Education Foundation
  • Former Corporator of the Greater Portland (Maine) Boys & 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

Bar Admissions

  • Maine

Memberships

  • Maine State Bar Association

Honors

  • Recognized in Chambers 2019 High Net Worth Guide under Private Wealth Law
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2018 and 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

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Court and Other Admissions

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

Firm Highlights

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...

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...

Publication/Podcast

2020 Annual Employment Law Update Materials

On Thursday, January 30, members from Verrill's Employment & Labor group, as well as some from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group, conducted a full-day seminar full of employment law related topics that...

Blog

Maine Solar Boom: Over 1.5GW of Distributed Solar Capacity in the Queue

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...

News

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

Matter

Power Purchase Agreements

Represented a New York wind developer in proceedings in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island to obtain regulatory approval of power purchase agreements with utilities in those three states pursuant to their tristate clean energy...

Publication/Podcast

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

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 &...

Matter

Change of Control of Emera Maine

Verrill represented Emera Maine, and its affiliates Chester SVC Partnership and Maine Electric Power Company (the “Utilities”), before the Maine PUC with respect to the Utilities’ request for Commission approval of the change of...