Melissa Muirhead Charpentier has a B.A. from the University of Connecticut, a Master's degree in Counseling from Springfield College and her J.D. from Western New England College School of Law.
Attorney Charpentier has practiced family law since 2004. She has been an associate at Mester, Grabow & Miller, LLC. for over 6 years and her practice is primarily limited to divorce and custody. Prior to attending law school, she was employed as a social worker at Catholic Charities for more than ten years. There, Attorney Charpentier worked with children and families therapeutically and specialized in adoption services for birth parents and adoptive families. She supervised adoption services for the Archdiocese of Hartford while attending law school.
She is a member of the Connecticut Bar and the Hartford County bar association. Attorney Charpentier is a member of the Family Law Sections of both the Connecticut and Hartford County bar associations.
She accepts Guardian ad Litem appointments in criminal and family matters and completed the GAL/AMC training held by the CT Commission on Child Protection.
Attorney Charpentier resides in Portland with her husband and two sons. She currently serves on the PTO boards for Portland schools and is involved with Cub Scout Pack 15.
B.A. from the University of Connecticut
Master's degree in Counseling from Springfield College
J.D. from Western New England College School of Law