Jacqueline W. Rider

Jacqueline W. Rider: Attorney with Verrill Dana LLP
  • Partner at Verrill Dana LLP (129 Attorneys)
  • One Portland Square, P.O. Box 586, Portland, ME 04112-0586
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  • Jackie specializes in all aspects of probate litigation, estate planning, probate administration, and trust administration. Jackie is also a member of the firm's Higher Education practice group where she spends a significant amount of 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.

    Since 1993, Jackie has successfully litigated a variety of civil matters in federal, state, and probate courts throughout Maine and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. These have included probate matters, education law matters, real estate matters, and taxation matters.

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Biography

Jackie is the Chair of the Private Clients Group, Chair of the Fiduciary Services Group, and Co-Chair of the Probate Litigation Group. Jackie’s practice includes all aspects of probate litigation, estate planning, probate administration, and trust administration.

Jackie is also a member of the firm’s Higher Education practice group where she spends a significant amount of 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.

Since 1993, Jackie has successfully litigated a variety of civil matters in federal, state, and probate courts throughout Maine and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. These have included probate matters, education law matters, and taxation matters.

Jackie is also the Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Outside of the office Jackie enjoys playing golf and tennis with her husband and two boys.

Honors

Recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2018 Portland, Maine Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year
Recognized by Best Lawyers as the 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

Public Service

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

Highlights

Best Lawyers 2018 Portland, ME Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year”
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019.

Experience

LUPC Ruling Reversal

Obtained reversal of 10-year-old Land Use Planning Commission ruling for Moosehead Lake landowner. New determination found that landowner’s property was consistent with LUPC rules and allowed landowner to convey family camp to another family member.

News

July 23, 2018
Verrill Dana Remains a Top Law Firm for Women
Press Releases
Keith C. Jones, Jacqueline W. Rider

August 7, 2017
Verrill Dana Ranks Among Top Law Firms for Women
Press Releases
Keith C. Jones, Jacqueline W. Rider

May 12, 2009
Verrill Dana Introduces Probate Litigation Group
Press Releases
William C. Knowles, Jacqueline W. Rider, Kurt E. Klebe

Publications

November 4, 2016
IRS Announces 2017 Inflation-Adjusted Gift and Estate Tax Figures
Alerts and Newsletters

November 4, 2016
The Latest IRS Attack on Family Business Succession
Alerts and Newsletters
Michael Fay and Sarah Grandfield

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Probate Litigation
  • Higher Education
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Private Clients & Fiduciary Services

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(207) 253-4612  Phone
(207) 253-4613  Fax
www.verrilldana.com/jrider
University Attended:
Tufts University, B.A., 1990
Law School Attended:
Boston College Law School, J.D., 1993
Year of First admission:
1993
Admission:
1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 1993, Maine and U.S. District Court, District of Maine
Memberships:

Memberships
Maine State Bar Association

ISLN:
900541894

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