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Zack Paakkonen


Zack  Paakkonen

Address:
PO Box 8585
Portland, Maine 04104
United States

Telephone: 2075188663
Firm: Portland Legal, LLC
Practice Overview:
Portland Legal, LLC is a law firm that believes legal services should be cost effective and convenient to you. We are located in Portland, Maine and provide legal services throughout Cumberland, York, Sagadahoc, and Androscoggin Counties, including the cities and towns of Portland, South Portland, Westbrook, Scarborough, Cumberland, Falmouth, Gorham, Brunswick, Yarmouth, Buxton, Standish, Windham, Freeport, Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Kennebunk, Lewiston, and Bath. Please explore this site to learn more about the areas of law that we can help you with.
Give us a call to ask about a consultation for your family matter, criminal matter, parenting matter, separation, divorce, custody, child support, litigation, same-sex marriage questions, or many other legal problems or questions you have. Please see our practice areas page for information on the specific areas of law we handle.

Our experienced attorney offers flat fees for most types of matters, and will consider payment plans. We can make our fees fit your budget so that you can afford the legal help you need. Please email or call for more information.
We now accept Visa and Mastercard.

Call us today at (207) 518-8663 or e-mail us at info@portlandmainelegal.com to set up an appointment.

Jurisdiction(s):
Maine

Professional Profile:
Zack Paakkonen has represented clients with excellence in state courts and before administrative agencies in family matters, criminal proceedings, child protective matters, and civil litigation since 2005. Before resuming private practice, Zack was an attorney at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, where he successfully advocated for civil rights before courts, legislatures, and governmental agencies in impact litigation and policy advocacy throughout New England.

Zack knows what it is like to work hard, and will work hard for you. He is from Bucksport, Maine, and was the first person in his family to go to college. He is a 2005 graduate of Cornell Law School. He also holds a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Southern Maine. In 2008, Zack co-founded a general practice law firm in Portland. His work included criminal defense, work with the foster care system, and work as a rostered Guardian ad Litem, as well as representing clients in matters of family law and other probate matters, advising clients regarding discrimination matters in school and employment, handling matters involving youth in a variety of contexts, and advocacy with state government on public policy matters. Zack also contributed a chapter on legal protections for transgender youth to Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective Advocacy, published in 2012. He is a member of the National LGBT Bar Association and its Family Law Institute, where he serves on the Executive Committee. He also serves as a Board Advisor to the Trans Youth Equality Foundation and currently sits on the board of Equality Maine.

Outside of work, Zack is a serious baseball fan, and follows the Boston Red Sox, the Portland Seadogs, the World Baseball Classic, and whatever baseball game he can find to watch.

Education:
LevelSchoolDegreeYear
UndergraduateUniversity of Southern MaineB.A.2002
LawCornell Law SchoolJ.D.2005

Affiliations & Memberships:
Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Maine Guardian ad Litem Institute, National LGBT Bar Association, Family Law Institute, Transgender Law Institute

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