Mary C. Toole, Attorney at Law
Mary is a shareholder in the law firm of Toole and Powers, P.A., specializing in the practice of elder law: helping older persons and their families with issues of illness; placement and financing for long-term care; guardianship; estate planning and probate. Mary has been practicing Elder law since 1979. Mary is a Commissioner of the Maine Civil Legal Services Fund, member of the Board of the Justice Action Group, and a Trustee at Park Danforth. Mary has served on the Boards of Directors of the Southern Maine Agency on Aging; Legal Services for the Elderly, Inc.; Maine Bar Foundation; and is the 2010 winner of the John W. Ballou award. She is a native of Bangor, Maine and is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and Maine. Mary and her husband enjoy cooking and traveling.
Victoria Powers, Attorney at Law
Victoria is a shareholder in the law firm of Toole and Powers, 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. Victoria currently serves 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 joined the law firm of Toole and Powers, P.A. as an associate attorney in 2015. 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.
Jeannie M. Thomason, Paralegal
Jeannie Thomason has been working as a Paralegal to Victoria Powers since 2000 and has over 30 years of legal experience in the areas of workers’ compensation, civil litigation, family law, estate planning, probate proceedings and elder law. Her responsibilities include drafting estate planning documents and assisting clients in the administration of decedent estates, guardianship and conservatorship estates, and gathering documentation for long-term care MaineCare applications. She also assists Victoria in the everyday management of ward estates in which Victoria is the guardian and/or conservator. Jeannie is a graduate of Westbrook College, a native of Maine and lives in Harpswell with her husband.
Jordan M. Ash, Paralegal
Jordan Ash has been with the firm since 2011. She works closely with all three of the attorneys drafting estate planning documents and assisting with the administration of decedent estates. She also assists with the everyday management of the attorneys’ ward estates. Jordan grew up in Connecticut, but now lives in Portland and enjoys living on the coast.