THERESA J. GRISEZ

ATTORNEY

Theresa Grisez (“Tracy”) joined Cooper Cargill Chant as an Associate Attorney in 2018.  Tracy practices in the areas of wills, trusts & estate planning, probate & trust administration, and real estate & title services.  Tracy hails from the Washington, D.C. area, where she had a successful prior career specializing in Human Resources and Revenue Cycle Management.  While working for a busy orthopedic practice in Annapolis, Maryland, Tracy completed her bachelor’s degree in Jurisprudence.

ABOUT

 

Theresa Grisez (“Tracy”) joined Cooper Cargill Chant as an associate attorney in 2018, and practices in the areas of estate planning, family law and general civil litigation. Tracy hails from the Washington, D.C. area, where she had a successful prior career specializing in Human Resources and Revenue Cycle Management.  While working for a busy orthopaedic practice in Annapolis, Maryland, Tracy completed her bachelor’s degree in Jurisprudence.  After serving as an executive with the practice for seven years, she began a Legal and Ethical Studies masters program intending to pursue a career in mediation.

During her Master’s program, Tracy came to understand the extent of the deficiency as it relates to affordable legal services inspiring her to enter law school immediately following graduation. During her law school years at the University of Baltimore, Tracy clerked for both an Administrative Law Judge on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as well as a Maryland Circuit Court Judge, interned with Kids in Need of Defense and served as a student attorney with the Pretrial Justice Clinic for three semesters.  Tracy graduated with high honors from the University of Baltimore School of Law in May 2018.  She was admitted to the Maine State Bar in October 2018.

PRACTICE AREAS

 

ADMISSIONS

 

Maine

New Hampshire

EXPERIENCE

 

Assisted with a full range of Estate Planning matters for a busy firm in Annapolis, MD.

Clerked for Administrative Law Judge for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Clerked for a Maryland Circuit Court Judge assisting with criminal and civil proceedings, including Drug Court.

Prepared Special Immigration Juvenile Status petitions and assisted with related family law matters for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND).

Represented indigent criminal defendants in challenging improper bail determinations. Drafted and filed petitions for writ of habeas corpus and represented clients in subsequent bail hearing when granted.

Founding Member of University of Baltimore’s Working Group on Legal Access Alternatives which developed the District Court Navigator Pilot Program in Baltimore City, MD.

RECOGNITION

 

Laurie A. Gibson Award, 2018 (Earned highest grade on essay portion of the July 2018 Maine bar exam)

Heuisler Honor Society – Top 10% of Graduating Class, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2018

 

Halcott Turner Award – Most Distinguished Graduate of Jurisprudence Program, 2013

COMMUNITY

 

Maine State Bar Association

Cumberland Bar Association

American Bar Association

Mount Washington Valley Leadership – Class of 2019

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EDUCATION

 

University of Baltimore, J.D., magna cum laude, 2018

University of Baltimore, M.A. in Legal and Ethical Studies, 2015, 4.0 cumulative GPA

University of Baltimore, B.A., summa cum laude, in Jurisprudence, 2013