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Govan Law Team Profile

Attorney Matthew Govan
Paralegal Andrea Maillet
Legal Assistant Allison Johnson

Attorney Matthew Govan

Matthew Govan

A proud father and uncle, Attorney Matthew Govan lives in the greater Portland area.

Attorney Govan moved to Portland in 1999 to attend law school after graduation from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He obtained his law degree from University of Maine School of Law in 2003 and later obtained his master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Maine at Portland in 2012.

While at the University of Maine School of Law, Attorney Govan enrolled in every course offered in the areas of family law and children’s advocacy. Furthermore, he and a fellow student developed the curriculum for and led a class titled “The Child, Family and State.” After becoming a member of the Maine Bar in 2005, Attorney Govan took cases as a Guardian ad litem in child protective matters and as a parents’ attorney in various family matters. While still focusing mainly on family law, Attorney Govan has expanded his practice to include adoption and guardianship, adult guardianship and conservatorship, as well as collaborative divorce—all three additions in response to the needs of, and for the benefit of his clientele.

Professional Associations

  • Maine Collaborative Law Alliance
  • Maine State Bar Association
    (Family, Juvenile & Protective Custody)


  • University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine, MSW, 2012
  • University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine, JD, 2003
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, BBA, 1999

Additional Training

  • Mediation
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Florida Collaborative Trainers
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council

Paralegal Andrea MailletParalegal
Andrea Maillet

In 2009, Andrea Maillet obtained an Associate in Applied Science degree in Computer Technology from Central Maine Community College, giving her a valuable technical and problem-solving background.

Feeling pulled back to the deep fascination in forensics and true crime which began in her youth, Andrea headed back to school and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Studies from the University of Maine at Augusta, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2016. During that time she not only interned with an attorney specializing in criminal and family law, but she focused her studies mainly on domestic violence, hate crimes and criminal law.

Andrea has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity on Women Build projects, enjoys live music and whitewater rafting, and resides with her two sons in Brunswick, Maine.

Legal Assistant Allison JohnsonLegal Assistant
Allison Johnson

Allison graduated in 2013 with an Associates in Applied Science degree in Business Management and a Certificate in Medical Office Management from Columbia Greene Community College. While she originally majored in Accounting, she switched her major after being inspired by a First Aid & Safety course she attended. With over seven years of experience as an Administrative Office Assistant in the medical field, she truly cares about helping people from all backgrounds and lifestyles.

Allison has volunteered with Love146. She spends a lot of her free time running, crafting, and learning more about sustainable living.

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