A weekly invitational profile series on professionals demonstrating excellence in the fields of law, healthcare & medicine,
social services, business, finance, technology & education.
Produced by Proactive Resources.


Attorneys Thomas F. Hallett & Michael B. Whipple at THE HALLET LAW FIRM concentrate primarily in criminal defense, with a strong emphasis on the trial phase of legal advocacy. They know that being charged with any criminal offense is a frightening experience. Defendents need to know their rights under the law and act to protect them immediately -- before memories fade, evidence is lost or witnesses disappear.

Tom has 28 years of experience representing clients in high profile criminal trials, and Mike is a former Assistant DA (Cumberland County). As trial lawyers, their philosophy is grounded in the strong belief that their clients should be fully informed about every aspect of their case as the case progresses. Their areas of interest include homicide & all violent crimes, sexual assault, OUI & traffic violations, drug crimes, child abuse & neglect, white-collar crimes, armed robbery & burglary, domestic violence & assault and probation & parole violations. For general civil litigation matters, they handle personal injury, medical malpractice, business, divorce & real estate litigation. Tom & Mike are members of NACDL & MACDL.

The Hallett Law Firm
75 Market St, Ste 502, Portland, ME 04101


With 21 years of professional experience in mediation, facilitation & training, DEBORAH BELANGER, M.ED, LCPC at MEDIATION FIRST OF ME emphasizes that there is an effective alternative to settle differences other than a costly courtroom battle. Couples can control the decisions that affect their family, children, finances, business & life through mediation; a voluntary settlement process. Deborah is a neutral dispute mediator who helps people in conflict make practical, informed decisions to resolve the issues before them.

Mediation promotes communication & cooperation, allows you to control the decisions that affect your life, is less costly than litigation, benefits children & others by reducing conflict and can be completed in less time than litigation -- so you can move ahead with your life. With Deborah's help, temporary agreements can be reached to handle immediate concerns. Couples may then negotiate long-range agreements. Deborah recommends an independent attorney review of any agreement before seeking a judgment. She also uses mediation for a variety of family disputes involving parenting & elders, as well as work place disputes. As a mental health professional, Deborah counsels a variety of clients with a strong emphasis on relationships.

Deborah Belanger, Mediator
131 Ocean St, South Portland, ME 04106


Dr. Curtis Libby & the LaserVision staff invite you to come in for a FREE screening with one of their lasik technicians to determine if you may be a candidate for one of the refractive procedures that they offer. If you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, you could be among the millions who now experience better vision with laser surgery.

LASERVISION AT MAINE EYE CENTER is the first ophthalmology practice north of Boston to use the VISX Excimer laser and is the first in Maine to offer customized Intralase Bladeless iLASIK technology. Dr. Libby applies his extensive surgical experience to obtain quality results in refractive surgery. These strengths, along with his philosophy on individualized patient care, have enabled Dr. Libby to approach laser vision correction with focus & precision. Dr. Libby and the experienced staff at LaserVision are proud to be local leaders in their field of laser vision correction.

LaserVision at Maine Eye Center
15 Lowell St, Portland, Maine 04102


MARSHWOOD IMAGING CENTER, a division of Insight Premier Health, consists of Board Certified Radiologists -- Spectrum Medical Group -- and a highly qualified technical support staff who are all committed to being in the forefront of diagnostic MRI breast imaging and patient care.

Jennifer Caron, Director of Operations, states that Breast MRI is used in conjunction with mammography to provide additional valuable information for the detection & characterization of breast disease. MRI technology has proven itself to be a partner along side traditional mammography, creating a three-dimensional rendering of the affected area, providing a complete picture of hard-to-see cancers and helping improve treatment options. It may also be helpful in patients recently diagnosed with breast cancer who desire breast conservation therapy or where there is concern for tumor recurrence versus scar. Breast MRI is also the best test to evaluate breast implant integrity, monitoring chemotherapy treatment & contralateral breast examination in patients with breast malignancy. Because of Marshwood Imaging Center, women classified at high-risk for breast cancer now have the chance to find the smallest abnormality at the earliest possible state of development, without undergoing surgery for a diagnosis.

Marshwood Imaging Center
33 Gorham Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074


Attorneys James F. Molleur -- Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, Tanya Sambatakos, Andrea Bopp Stark & Jennifer G. Hayden at MOLLEUR LAW OFFICE provide comprehensive bankruptcy advice & stellar foreclosure defense. Whether you are an individual struggling with overwhelming debt, or have just suffered the loss of your job, spouse, or are in failing health and having trouble making ends meet, they are committed to getting the maximum benefit for each client. They will examine & utilize creative options to keep you in your home and keep your assets secure. Contact them to schedule a free initial consultation to explore bankruptcy or other alternatives.

Jim & his team focus on bankruptcy & foreclosure defense because it keeps families & relationships together through a difficult period in their lives. The attorneys & their staff pride themselves on the unique & personal approach they provide to each client. They fight to save your home & protect your assets. Jim has 32 years of bankruptcy experience in Chapters 7, 11, 12 & 13. Molleur Law Office is a debt relief agency. They help people file for bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code.

Molleur Law Office
537 Congress St, Ste 401, Portland, ME 04101
419 Alfred St, Biddeford, ME 04005


is dedicated to helping you understand the choices that are available to you in estate planning & probate and will recommend the plan that he believes is the best for you.

Prompt delivery of work product is Paul's priority, as is responsiveness to clients' concerns & inquiries. His services include: preparation of a variety of wills & trusts, health care proxies & disability planning, reviewing trust documents, estate planning, asset protection planning, durable powers of attorney, probating estates, trust counseling & administration and all related tax filings, and long-term care planning as it relates to estate planning. Paul also creates plans for disabled children & adults and related settlement trusts. He has 26 years of experience and believes that whether you have a large or modest estate, most people want to control how it will be managed during their lifetime, in the event of their disability and how it will be distributed upon their death. Paul will take the time to help you understand your estate planning alternatives and provide you with the estimated costs before you make any decisions.

Attorney Paul S. Bulger
477 Congress St, Ste 1104, Portland, ME 04101


Drunk driving ATTORNEY WILLIAM T. BLY is devoted exclusively to the field of criminal defense with a strong concentration in drunk driving defense (OUI). He has successfully defended persons charged with a myriad of crimes, from Class A felonies to Class E misdemeanors. Bill defends clients charged with refusing to submit to a breath test; charged with aggravated OUI; charged with OUI with test results exceeding .15% BAC; charged with Operating After Suspension; charged with Operating After Revocation; charged with DOT violations and clients charged with felony crimes resulting from traffic accidents involving serious bodily injury.

Bill is a member of the National College of DUI Defense and is Certified as an Instructor for Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and Certified by the USDOT as an Intoxilyzer 5000EN Operator & Technician. As a result of his training & background with the Cumberland County District Attorney's office, he reviewed & charged numerous criminal cases, as well as conducted evidentiary hearings & trials. This experience gives Bill a unique insight into the arguments, methodology & trial strategy of the various District Attorneys' offices throughout Southern Maine. Bill was nominated as a "Rising Star" by the New England Super Lawyers magazine.

50 Adams St, Biddeford, ME 04005


ATTORNEY GUY D. LORANGER of Nichols, Webb & Loranger, PA has 22 years of experience in the area of civil rights, which involves fundamental issues of human rights and freedoms. He represents clients who believe that they have been the victims of police misconduct, sexual harassment & discrimination: age, disability, national origin, sex, race & religion - in employment, public accommodation, education, housing or voting under federal or state law. Attorney Loranger is experienced in discrimination & sexual harassment and brings a full perspective approach to litigation in the area of civil rights.

Based on years of experience in the courtroom, trial practice & administrative procedures, Attorney Loranger incorporates all of these into effective legal advocacy. If your civil rights have been violated, he will see to it that the party responsible for the violation is held accountable. He believes that freedom and personal liberty are the cornerstones of the American way of life. If someone in a position of authority violates your civil rights, you may have a cause for action. Attorney Loranger is available for a free initial consultation. No recovery = no fee. Nichols, Webb & Loranger also handles cases of personal injury and criminal defense/OUI. Find them on Facebook.

Nichols, Webb & Loranger, PA
477 Congress St, Ste 800, Portland, ME 04101, (207)879-4000
110 Main St, Ste 1520, Saco, ME 04072, (207)283-6400


With more than 50 years of combined experience, Joseph L. Long, DDS, Blair Van Nostrand, DMD & their staff at FALMOUTH DENTAL HEALTH are committed to promoting dental health and well-being among their patients and to serving as a model in the community for comprehensive dental health care. Their warm, communicative approach involves a thorough consultation & examination, followed by a discussion of recommendations prior to the beginning of any treatments.

The doctors provide up-to-date dental treatments to address your family's dental requirements. State-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry including bonding, bleaching & porcelain laminates, digital x-rays, microscopically monitored & modulated periodontal therapy (they emphasize non-surgical perio treatment), restorative work on implants, sports dentistry, dentures and full-service general dentistry are inclusive of the wide range of dentistry they provide to their patients. Their in-house dental lab technicians possess more than 50 years of combined experience and utilize high-quality porcelain & gold for work on crowns & bridges. They stand behind their work. Providing effective dental care, they bridge the gap between modern dental technology and caring, gentle dentistry.

Falmouth Dental Health
21 Northbrook Dr, Falmouth, ME 04105


CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY FRAYLA A. SCHOENFELD is ready to fight for your rights the moment she takes your case. She believes what's most important in an attorney/client relationship is knowing that your lawyer is going to be there for you: to look out for your best interest, respond to your questions, be available and bring some level of comfort to you as you go through the justice system.

Frayla practices throughout Cumberland County handling misdemeanor & felony cases involving drugs, drug trafficking (and forfeiture of assets/unlawful search & seizure), domestic violence, violent crimes, gun charges, theft, fraud, aggravated assault, sex crimes and most other criminal charges. These cases are handled from the time of arrest, preliminary hearings and pre-trial hearings to trial & post-conviction issues (direct appeals, habeas corpus, expungement & probation). In addition to criminal defense, she also handles cases involving divorce & family law.

Law Office of Frayla A. Schoenfeld, LLC
95 Whites Bridge Rd, Windham, ME 04062


It's all about language & communication. Since 1976, WORDS FOREIGN LANGUAGE TRANSLATION & INTERPRETING SERVICES, INC. has provided full-service translations & interpretations for businesses, legal & medical practices. Top Maine law firms, insurance companies, hospitals & courts count on them when they want the best. WORDS provides Certified translation services that might include documents of all kinds for the Immigration Service or government agencies, including court reports, technical manuals, etc. and International service for law firms.

WORDS interpreters have advanced degrees and give you the results that you require from virtually any oral & written language -- from Amharic to Zulu. WORDS is one of the leading service providers in Northern New England in just about any subject and to any other setting where a professional interpreter may be required. WORDS is insured with Lloyds of London for errors & omissions and also assists private companies, government agencies, insurance companies, therapy groups & individuals with highly professional & culturally accurate translations & interpretations, as well as project management & foreign language publishing solutions. WORDS hires only the best interpreters and are always looking for people with good language skills to help with its expansion.

Words Foreign Language Translation & Interpreting Services, Inc.
500 Chestnut St, Manchester, NH 03101


Attorneys Charles Remmel & R. Terrance Duddy at KELLY, REMMEL & ZIMMERMAN have years of combined legal experience to aid you in pursuing legal matters within admiralty & maritime law. Their experience allows them to guide you through the legal process efficiently and to represent you effectively. They have decades of successful outcomes for hundreds of clients and would like to talk with you about your legal issues.

Chuck & Terry routinely represent persons who have suffered personal injuries & catastrophic losses as they relate to incidents occurring on or near the water. They concentrate in the areas of maritime law that apply to yacht clubs & marinas, boats, ships, jet skis, seamen, cruise & casino ships and any incident that occurs on the water. Maritime law is one of the most complicated areas of law, and it is important to retain an attorney who is familiar with the field. Chuck is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine Law School teaching Admiralty Law. The firm's clients run the gamut of the local fishing industry, including fishermen cooperatives, vessel owners, suppliers and other related fields.

Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman
53 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101


The doctors & staff at MAINE OPTOMETRY, PA offer comprehensive eye and vision services in a friendly and caring manner to adults & children. The doctors emphasize that throughout one's life changes can quietly & frequently occur in eye health, visual acuity, focus & coordination. These changes may occur in childhood, adolescence, adult & geriatric eyes. Early recognition translates to better results of treatment. The doctors also provide perceptual evaluations related to learning difficulties.

Full spectrum contact lens services are featured. Standard, disposable, astigmatic, bifocal & cosmetic soft and gas permeable lenses are available. Complete optical dispensary services are provided with an extensive selection of unique designer, sport & sunwear frames and lenses -- glasses for every budget. Maine Optometry offers thorough testing and treatment for glaucoma and other eye diseases, as well as low vision care. Refractive surgery consultation & management is available. The doctors & staff have a dedicated & genuine concern for their patients and take pride in the quality of vision care provided. Locations in Brunswick (729-8474), Freeport (865-2050) and:

Maine Optometry, PA
Gorham, ME (207)839-2638
Yarmouth, ME (207)846-3100


Since 1993, TOP OF THE HILL COUNSELING has provided hope and healing for individuals & families struggling with addiction. Executive Director Chris Coose and his dedicated team of clinicians care about your recovery and provide programs to meet your needs.

The clinicians have personal experience in recovery issues that enhances their ability to educate clients, family members and the community about substance abuse disorders. The compassionate clinicians strive to create an environment that is confidential, safe & non-judgmental. Top of the Hill Counseling's comprehensive programs are successful in helping individuals reclaim their lives. Chronically relapsing patients have been successfully treated by their approaches. Outpatient services include: individual outpatient treatment, early recovery & after care groups, DEEP & court-ordered evaluation & treatment, out-of-state OUI offender treatment, family counseling, counseling for affected others and Interventions (low & high level). Opiate replacement therapy (Suboxone) is supported by this agency. Top of the Hill Counseling is a state-licensed outpatient agency and accepts Maine Care, private insurances and offers a sliding scale fee structure.

Top of the Hill Counseling
142 High St, Ste 416, Portland, ME 04101


An annual eye exam can be just as important as a routine physical in detecting & preventing disease. Drs. Tricia & Michael Pirone (husband & wife) of EYES ON ROSEMONT have more than 22 years of combined experience and can provide you with the correct prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Using state-of-the-art visual testing instrumentation, they evaluate your eyes for glaucoma, cataracts, retinal disease, macula degeneration, field of vision & muscle imbalances. They can treat most eye infections and glaucoma at their office. Their conveniently located practice offers quality service, a friendly staff & unique eyewear in a relaxing, modern setting.

Dr. Michael Pirone also specializes in low vision, which provides treatment options to the visually impaired. He has worked with area retinal specialists and the Iris Network to improve the quality of life of these special patients. Dr. Tricia Pirone also focuses on providing pediatric optometric services. She excels in the treatment of eye turns, amblyopia & learning disorders, and has a wonderful bedside manner. Daily wear, disposable & color-tinted contact lenses are available, as well as multi-focal contacts & lenses for astigmatism. An extensive selection of exclusive fashion frames (Lindberg, IC Berlin, Salt, Oakley, Tory Burch & more) to fit your eyes, your face and your fashion are also available at their boutique.

Eyes On Rosemont
595 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME 04102


The mission of MASSAGE ENVY is to make quality, therapeutic massage available to everyone. With convenient locations and hours that include nights & weekends, experienced & professional therapists and affordable rates, Massage Envy makes it easy to enjoy the on-going therapeutic benefits of massage in a clean, safe & friendly environment. Studies at leading institutions have shown that regular massage can lessen lower back pain, depression & anxiety, occurrence of headaches & sleep disturbances, improve range of motion and increase the beneficial levels of serotonin & dopamine.

Compassionate in their approach, Massage Envy utilizes a variety of massage modalities, including Swedish & Relaxation, Trigger Point, Craniosacral, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Sports, Pre-natal & Reflexology. Their therapists can customize each massage session to meet your specific needs. They know that massage therapy can help to lower stress & blood pressure, remove toxins from the system and relieve the symptoms of conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and many others. The therapists have a strong interest in the body/mind connection and have years of combined experience. Massage Envy is located across from the Maine Mall next to Panera Bread. Gift certificates are available. Contact them about their $39 introductory one hour massage session.

Massage Envy
343 Gorham Rd, S Portland, ME 04106


is a full-service marketing agency offering turnkey marketing & advertising strategy, PR support, graphic design, corporate identity, business development, event planning and Web planning & implementation. Contrary to popular belief, advertising does not have to cost you an arm and a leg! PRD offers affordable design services with strong creative, on-time & within your budget. Contact PRD today for $100 OFF your first graphic design project!

With 26 years of marketing industry experience, PRD is poised to offer innovative approaches to advertising for the busy business executive. They've helped many businesses sharpen their brand, refine their materials & present a strong consistent image. PRD takes an innovative approach on how to get things done for their clients, one great idea at a time. Affordable design services for: websites (one-page sites starting at $800), business cards ($325+), logos ($650+), stationary ($425+), brochures ($575+), print ads ($225+) and eblasts ($250+). Contact PRD for a FREE QUOTE on your next design project! See their portfolio on Facebook.

Proactive Resources Design Inc.
10 Moulton St, Portland, ME 04101