Kristin Gustafson Attorney at Law


  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of New Hampshire, 1977, cum laude
  • Master of Education in Counseling, University of New Hampshire, 1984
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Maine School of Law, 1987, cum laude

Professional Honors

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2005 Recipient New England Bar Association Significant Achievement Award
  • 2007 Recipient Maine State Bar Association Family Law Achievement Award
  • Gustafson Family Law was named a Tier 1 firm in Maine for Family Law
    by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”
  • Kristin A. Gustafson has been listed in The Best Lawyers® in America in the specialty of family law
    every year since 2009.
  • Kristin has attained an AV® Preeminent™ rating in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register, was listed in the Inaugural Edition of the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™ in 2011 and was listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™ in 2012 and 2013.

Professional Service to the Legal Profession

  • Member, Advisory Committee on the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure (2010 to 2016)
  • Member, Advisory Committee on the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct (2011 to 2018)
  • Vice Chair, Family Law Advisory Commission (1996-2000)
  • Treasurer, Maine State Bar Asssociation, (1995-1998)
  • Director, New England Bar Association (1996 – 1999)
  • Chair, Maine State Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee (1997-2011)
  • Member, American Bar Association Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee (2003-2004)
  • President, Kennebec County Bar Association (1998-2000)

Continuing Legal Education Seminar Presentations

  • MSBA Family Law Institute: Spousal Support, 2000, 2006 and 2011; Marital Property, 2015
  • MSBA Legal Year in Review– Family Law, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2005-2012
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Assn. The Divorce Trial-2005