Ms. Elizabeth J. Scheffee

Ms. Elizabeth J. Scheffee: Attorney with Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.


Liz focuses her practice on all aspects of divorce and family law, from premarital agreements to post-judgment disputes. Liz brings over 30 years of experience to provide her clients compassionate and comprehensive advice in domestic relations matters. In addition to being skilled in resolving conflict using alternative dispute resolution, she has experience litigating complex financial matters, as well as child custody. She has handled international and interstate matrimonial cases, including Hague Convention litigation and Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act cases. Liz also enjoys appellate work, having filed and argued several appeals during her years of practice in Maine.

Liz has been an active leader in the Maine Bar. She was President of the Maine Bar Association in 2001, and President of the Maine Bar Foundation in 2007. Liz was Chair of the Family Law Section of the Maine Bar Association in 1994. She was a member of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Advisory Committee on the Code of Professional Responsibility and subsequently a member of the Supreme Court’s task force reviewing adoption of the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Responsibility.

Liz has been an energetic participant in the American Bar Association, as well. She spent two terms with the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyer Referral and Information Programs and a subsequent two terms with the ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. Liz is currently a Maine Delegate to the American Bar Association.

In 2003, the ABA presented the Louis Brown award to Maine’s Self-Represented Litigant Task Force for work Liz did to develop and implement rules to allow lawyers to provide limited scope representation to litigants in Maine. Liz lectured throughout the country to regional and state bar associations about how to provide unbundled legal services to self- represented litigants who otherwise could not afford an attorney. Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Relations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
207-808-1968  Phone
University Attended:
University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction, 1980
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia, J.D., 1984
Year of First Admission:
1986, Maine and U.S. District Court, District of Maine; 1985, Connecitcut and U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; U.S. Supreme Court
Maine State (President, 2001; Member and Former Chair, Family Law Section) and American (Member: Family Law Section; Standing Committee in Lawyer Pretrial and Information Services) Bar Associations. Fellow: Maine Bar Association.
Birth Information:
Washington, D.C., May 20, 1958
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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Saco, Maine

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