Perkins Thompson

Barbara S. Schlichtman, Attorney at Law

Barbara Schlichtman, elder and special needs law

Barbara S. Schlichtman helps clients prepare themselves and loved ones for life events by designing personalized legal documents to carry out their wishes and protect their assets.

Focusing on quality of life is important to Barbara's practice. She develops collaborative relationships with her clients, as well as their financial advisors and other professionals to craft estate plans that meet her clients' needs. Barbara also places a high priority on being available when crisis occurs.

Barbara is on the executive committee for Legal Services for the Elderly in Maine, the Maine Justice Action Group, a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, and an advisor to the Peaks Island Fund, a Maine Community Foundation fund. She also teaches elder law as adjunct faculty at University of Maine School of Law.

Barbara earned her Bachelor’s of Journalism degree (1989) and J.D. (1992) from the University of Missouri. She was a member attorney of the Maine Center for Elder Law, LLC prior to the Center merging with Perkins Thompson, P.A. in September of 2019.


The Maine Center for Elder Law is a practice of Perkins Thompson, P.A. The Center assists clients with Medicaid (MaineCare) Planning, Special Needs Planning, Estate Planning, and Probate, Estate & Trust Administration matters in York County, Cumberland County and nearby Maine counties.

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