Dawn Pelletier is a Madawaska, ME native. She received her B.A. with Honors in European History from the University of Maine. She graduated from Suffolk University Law School with Honors and served as a staff member and editor of the Suffolk University Law Review. Dawn worked as a Law Clerk for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court under Justice Gene Carter and Justice David Roberts. She has also worked for Rudman & Winchell and the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Dawn has extensive experience in family law. She is a frequent lecturer on the subject. Dawn is also an accomplished personal injury and general civil litigation attorney.
Professional Associations and Appointments:
- American Association for Justice
- Maine State Bar Association
- Penobscot County Bar Association
- Maine Board of Bar Overseers 2008-2014
Amy Faircloth was born in Brooklyn, New York. She received her B.A. in American Studies from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. She graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California after serving as a note writer for the Hastings Constitutional Law Journal and clerking for the state appellate court. Amy has lived in Maine since 1987 and served as a Law Clerk for the Maine Superior Court, Penobscot County. She worked for Vafiades, Brountas and Kominsky for seven years before starting Pelletier & Faircloth with Dawn in 1995.
Amy focuses her practice on family law, divorce law, probate matters including adoptions and guardianships, education law, and special needs issues. She is the child support enforcement attorney for the Penobscot Nation Child Support Agency, Indian Island, Maine and serves as the domestic violence legal advocate for the Penobscot Nation’s social services department.
Amy is a member of the Maine State Bar Association and Penobscot County Bar Association. She serves as a board member of the Bangor Humane Society and the school board in RSU 22. She has previously served as a board member of the Maine Parent Federation.
Amy is the co-author of the novel, Wicked Good, the story of a single mother and her teenage son with Asperger’s syndrome.
Audrey Braccio grew up in Yarmouth, Maine. She earned her B.A. with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University, and graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. Following law school, Audrey clerked for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Audrey has experience in a variety of civil litigation practice areas. She is admitted in the State, Federal, and Penobscot Tribal Courts. Audrey is also a rostered Guardian ad Litem. Audrey serves with a number of professional associations and is also active in the community as a past-President and Board Member for Literacy Volunteers of Bangor. Audrey has been recognized for her pro bono legal service by the Supreme Judicial Court’s Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program.
Professional Appointments & Associations:
- Maine Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors
- Advisory Committee on Civil Rules
- John W. Ballou Inn of Court
- Maine State Bar Association
- Maine Guardian ad Litem Institute
Katharine E. Hopkins
Katharine E. Hopkins was born in New York and has lived in Maine since 1970. She was awarded an Associate Degree in Business Science from Beal College. Kassie has been with Pelletier & Faircloth since 1998, and previously worked with another local firm. Kassie has over thirty years of experience as a legal assistant.
Dorine Jandreau Rackliff
Dorine Rackliff is a native of Millinocket, ME. She graduated from Northern Maine Technical College with an Associate Degree from the Legal Secretarial program. Dorine has been with Pelletier & Faircloth since 2005. Dorine previously worked eleven years as a Legal Secretary for another local attorney and has over twenty years of total experience in the field.
Megan Buhl was born and raised in South Dakota. She graduated from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi with a degree in Spanish and Business Administration. Megan has worked in the legal field since 2011.