Amy Phalon is an attorney admitted to practice law in the State of Maine. Her practice includes special education advocacy, land use law and wills and trusts, including special needs trusts and trusts for inheritance of family camps.
Amy graduated from Colby College (BA,) Middlebury College (MA,) and University of Maine School of Law (JD.) Prior to attending law school, Amy had a successful career as a journalist and teacher. She taught English in secondary school and as an instructor of English at York County Community College. Amy has represented youth as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in district courts throughout Maine. She also serves on the Planning Board for the town of York.
During her teaching career and as a CASA, Amy assisted teenagers in the transition from high school to college. As she observed students with disabilities graduating from high school without having received an appropriate education, she decided to go to law school to advocate for the younger children. She represents students with a variety of disabilities and has a particular interest and expertise in helping students with their post-secondary transition. She has personal experience in parenting a child with autism.
Recently, Attorney Phalon drafted an an amicus curiae brief (“friend of the court” brief) for the United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, on behalf of the International Dyslexia Association and other advocacy groups regarding the legality of Maine’s regulations pertaining to students with specific learning disabilities. The case is currently pending on appeal.
She also assists clients with estate planning, including special needs trusts and inheritance issues regarding family camps. She also has particular interest and expertise in land use law.
Amy Phalon is a member of the Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys.