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Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorneys

Here at Maine Elder Law Attorneys, we understand the challenges that come with legal matters related to aging, and we are here to provide Full-Circle Planning, Probate, and Estate Planning for you and your loved ones.

Whether you are seeking assistance with estate planning, long-term care, or guardianship, our dedicated team is committed to helping you navigate the complexities of elder law.


Full Circle Planning

Expert guidance for legal challenges related to aging, estate planning, long-term care, guardianship & MaineCare services (long-term and community-based care). We can help you navigate the complexities of elder law.



Navigate the ins and outs of the probate process for guardianships, estate settlements, and other matters involving fiduciary duty relationships.


Estate & Asset Protection Planning

Including the creation of individualized estate plans, asset protection, and supplemental needs trusts & transitional planning for family-owned businesses.

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Our story

About Maine Elder Law Attorneys

Our Value Proposition:


Our goal is to understand your objectives; plan into the objectives and implement.

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Claudia Raessler

Founder and Managing Member of Maine Elder Law Attorneys

Expertise and empathy are the descriptors Claudia hopes are the takeaways for anyone she has had the chance to work with in providing legal services. Whether assisting a client or collaborating with another attorney, financial consultant, or industry expert, her goal is always to achieve the client’s objectives.

The proactive nature of Elder Law – transitions in lifestyle and managing the accompanying financial impact – are core concerns when a client talks with Maine Elder Law Attorneys, P.A. To be of value in this practice area requires a high degree of expertise balanced against life experience. At the end of the day, the practice is about individuals.

In 2019, Claudia elected to combine her healthcare background with her legal knowledge to establish Raessler Law, P.A. – evolving very quickly into Maine Elder Law Attorneys, P.A. with the addition of two legal assistants developing their own areas of expertise – by understanding access to healthcare and the organizational skills for navigating the probate process. In addition, MELA provides a range of legal services based on Claudia’s business law skills and by collaborating with other Firms and attorneys having experience and skill in complementary areas of practice.   

In 2023 we are continuing to grow Maine Elder Law Attorneys in size and experience while providing additional space for collaboration through a co-sharing environment for legal professionals.

When she is not practicing law, Claudia thinks about “daughters” – there are six, grandchildren, is an avid reader, known to binge-watch on occasion almost any Britbox mystery series and claims she is going to learn chess in 2023-2024.   Along with husband Ken, the COVID addition to the family is FINN, a high-energy Irish doodle.

Melissa Kinney

Melissa Kinney

Office Administrator

Patricia King

Patricia King

Client Support Services

Why Choose Us?


Proactive Approach to Estate Planning


Personalized Trust Solutions


Client Services Coordinator on Staff


MaineCare (Medicaid) Advocacy

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