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
Kristin A. Gustafson has been listed in The Best Lawyers® in America in the specialty of family law every year since 2009.
Gustafson Family Law was named a Tier 1 firm in Maine for Family Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2014
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.
Selected to Super Lawyers® 2008-2010; 2020-2022.
2005 Recipient New England Bar Association Significant Achievement Award
2007 Recipient Maine State Bar Association Family Law Achievement Award
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 Association (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