MEET JENNIFER G. VILLENEUVE, PARTNER
Practice Areas:Real Estate (including purchases and sales), Business, Wills and Probate, Estates and Trusts, Municipal Law and Elder Law.
Jenny represents the diverse client base of the mid-coast region, striving to continue the legacy of her father, James W. Gallagher, and grandfather, Hon. Ralph A. Gallagher, of being a true "country lawyer" with a reputation for resolving legal matters with a strong dose of common sense.
She focuses on facilitating reasonable solutions for simple and complex property matters. She is skilled in the careful creation of long term plans based on each client's lifestyle goals and interests, enabling them to leave a well-crafted legacy for their loved ones. Jenny also enjoys practice management and is constantly reviewing internal practices to ensure our attorneys and clients have access to top-notch resources that generate excellent quality work in an efficient manner.
Jenny graduated from the University of New Hampshire with an undergraduate degree in Music in 1996 and a Juris Doctor degree in 2000 (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center). She began her practice in New Hampshire as an Assistant County Attorney, prosecuting in the Domestic Violence Unit in the Strafford County District Courts. She subsequently worked as a Staff Attorney for the New Hampshire Municipal Association where she provided legal counsel to over 200 member municipalities, provided educational seminars and trainings for municipal officials, and prepared Amicus briefs on important municipal issues for both the Supreme and Superior Courts of New Hampshire. Jenny returned to her hometown, Damariscotta, in 2004 to join in practice with her father, James Gallagher and his late partner Gordon Stein.
Jenny resides in Alna with her husband and two school-aged children. She is a member of the Maine State Bar, and the Lincoln County Bar Association. Outside of the office, she spends much of her spare time in outdoor pursuits with her family.