Jaime’s favorite part about her job is creating genuine connections with her clients, and helping them navigate a turbulent and emotional time in their lives. Her goal as an advocate is to help lead clients through a stressful time and give them the closure they need to start a new chapter in their lives.
After law school, Jaime worked for five years as a regulatory compliance officer for two major investment banks. During her tenure in finance, Jaime began practicing family law as a pro bono attorney through the Women’s Bar Foundation and Volunteer Lawyer’s Project. She felt a great sense of fulfillment and joy, particularly helping domestic violence victims, and decided to pursue her calling, leaving the banking industry to devote herself full-time to practicing family law. Jaime now focuses her practice in divorce, custody, paternity, child support, modification, and guardianship matters.
Domestic violence is a carefully laid physical, financial and psychological trap, often times leaving victims who survive scarred by the trauma. Jaime finds deep satisfaction helping women use their wounds as a source of growth and to regain control in their lives. Jaime tells her domestic violence clients up front: “You are in control now. You’re calling the shots. I’m here to advise and execute, but the decisions are yours.” For most of these women, control over their lives and their bodies was taken away from them by their spouse, and Jaime feels deep gratification helping them take it back.
Growing up in a small town in Maine, Jaime’s upbringing instilled in her the importance of creating meaningful personal relationships and community connections, a philosophy she continues to abide by in her practice. In her free time, she enjoys watching baseball, reading, and cleaning up fruit flung across the room by her young daughter.