Victoria Powers, Attorney at Law
Victoria is a shareholder in the law firm of Toole, Powers & Griffin, P.A. and has been practicing law since 1989. Over the past fifteen years, she has focused her practice on the areas of elder law, estate planning, probate, guardianship/conservatorships and long-term care/MaineCare planning. During the first ten years of her practice, she had an active statewide litigation practice with Erler & Powers. She is a frequent lecturer on the issues of elder law and ethics. She was the 2007 recipient of the distinguished Caroline Duby Glassman Award. She has served as co-chair of the Women’s Law Section and for many years as the editor of the Section’s Connections newsletter. As a Past President of the Maine Bar Foundation, and a member of the Justice Action Group, Victoria has also been a strong advocate for access to justice issues. She has also served as chair of the Board of Overseers of the Bar and served as a past chair of a disciplinary panel. Victoria received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1983 and is a 1989 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. She lives in Portland with her family and enjoys hiking and biking in Acadia National Park.
Katherine E. Griffin, Attorney at Law
Katherine is a shareholder in the law firm of Toole, Powers & Griffin, P.A. She graduated from the College of the Atlantic in 2000 and the University of Maine School of Law in 2008. Prior to joining the firm she clerked for a superior court judge in Ketchikan, Alaska and worked for Disability Rights Maine and Legal Services for the Elderly. She is a native of Maine and lives in Portland.
Elizabeth E. LaPierre, Attorney at Law
Liz joined our firm in 2019. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s Studies cum laude from the University of Maine in 2001. Liz graduated from the University of Maine School of Law in 2009 with a Pro Bono Publico Award and the Clinical Legal Education Association’s Outstanding Clinical Student Award. Before joining our firm, she worked for Caring Unlimited, York County’s Domestic Violence Program and Legal Services for the Elderly. She is a native of Maine and lives in Portland with her family.
Martha C. Hughes, Paralegal
Martha Hughes joined our firm in 2018 after serving the community at the Cumberland County Probate Court for many years. Her responsibilities include assisting both Victoria Powers and Katherine Griffin’s clients in the administration of decedent estates, everyday management of ward estates and trusts administered by our office and a variety of other duties. Martha lives in Freeport with her husband and her four-legged friends.
Katie E. Wallace, Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Katie joined our firm in 2019. Her responsibilities include answering the phone and assisting clients with scheduling of appointments and greeting and assisting clients as they arrive at the office. She also assists all attorneys with file management, the management of MaineCare cases and drafting of estate planning documents.
Mary C. Toole, Retired Attorney
After many years of planning, Mary retired from the firm on March 31, 2018. Before she left Mary said, “I will miss all of my wonderful, inspiring clients, but I am confident that they will find kind, competent legal services with Victoria and Katherine.” We are excited for Mary’s next chapter as she travels with her husband and enjoys her family. As one of the first specialists in Elder Law, her service to the profession has been significant and we feel very blessed to have had the joy of working together for so many years.