Who We Are
Judith W. Andrucki, A specialist in family law and litigation, received her J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law in 1979 and practiced with the firm of Marshall, Raymond and Beliveau, as well as its successor firm, Isaacson & Raymond, until she formed her own firm of Hark Andrucki. In 1999 Hark Andrucki merged with Troubh Heisler where she practiced until July 2007 when she opened The Law Offices of Judith W. Andrucki. She is now the managing partner of Andrucki & King, Attorneys at Law.
In 1991, in addition to practicing law, Judith supervised the Family Law Clinic and taught Family Law and Evidence at the University of Maine School of Law. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the Maine Bar Association and has presented numerous Continuing Legal Education programs on issues concerning the litigation of custody disputes, alternate dispute resolution and mediation, the role of the Guardian ad Litem, and the determination of employability and income capacity. In 1997, Governor Angus King appointed Judith to serve on the University of Maine System Board of Trustees where she served two full terms, concluding in 2007. Judith also serves as a mediator and referee with respect to family law disputes. Judith currently serves on the Board of Directors of St. Mary’s Health System and the Maine Music Society. In addition, she serves on the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Maine Bar Association and on the Friends of Pettingill Park.
Judith is especially well known among her peers for her professionalism and ethics, earning an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry.
Mara R. King is a partner at Andrucki & King. She received her J.D from the University of Maine School of Law in 2007. She has been practicing Family Law with Judith Andrucki since she was admitted into the Maine Bar Association. Mara’s areas of practice include Divorce, Parental Rights and Responsibilities, Guardianship of Minors, Adoption, Protection from Abuse, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and in addition to other areas relating to domestic disputes. She is a rostered Guardian ad Litem. She practices in Central, Southern, Western and Midcoast Maine.
Mara has been a member of the Maine State Bar Association and the Androscoggin County Bar Association since 2007. She currently serves as a member of the general committee and the vice president of the Androscoggin County Bar Association.
Mara is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Wisdom’s Women. She previously served as a member and vice chair of the Board of Directors for the Central Maine YWCA. She is a founding Board Member of the Maine Alliance for Drug Treatment Courts and was an active Member of the Board of Directors for six years, and continues to provide support to this organization. She is a volunteer attorney at the Court House Assistance Project (CHAP) at the Lewiston District Court, which provides free legal services to low income individuals. She has volunteered with this program since its inception in January 2009. Mara was also a member of the Justice for Children Task Force from 2007-2010.
Mara has been identified several times as a Katahdin Counsel member for providing over fifty hours of pro bono legal services to the community in a year, most recently in 2019. Mara was recognized by the Maine State Bar Association on January 23, 2015 for contributing the highest cumulative number of pro bono hours on cases closed between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 in Androscoggin County.
Mara grew up in Bangor, Maine. In 1994, she graduated from Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Prior to working in the legal field, she worked in the political and non-profit sectors. She worked for the New York State Office of Federal Affairs in Washington, DC; and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial in Washington, DC and San Francisco. In 1999, Mara returned to Maine where she worked in Lewiston for New Beginnings Transitional Living Program and the State of Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services as a children services casework.
Mara lives in Androscoggin County with her husband and children.
Elyse B. Segovias is a partner at Andrucki & King. She joined Andrucki & King in 2011 as an associate attorney. She received a B.A. from the University of Maine at Farmington and received her J.D., with honors, from the University of Maine School of Law in 2010. During Law School, Elyse was an editor of the Maine Law Review. Her article titled: “Examining the Board of Immigration Appeals’ Social Visibility Requirement for Victims of Gang Violence Seeking Asylum” was selected for publication in the Maine Law Review and was awarded the Wernick Prize for Legal Writing.
Elyse’s practice focuses on divorce, parental rights & responsibilities, guardianship of minors, adoption, Protection from Abuse, and preparing Qualified Domestic Relations Orders. She practices in various counties throughout Southern, Western and Central Maine in the district and probate courts.
Elyse is admitted to the Maine Bar, and is a member of the Androscoggin County Bar Association. She is also the vice-chair of the Family Law section of the Maine Bar Association and is on the board of the Lewiston Auburn Children’s Foundation. She has been selected for inclusion in Maine Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Editions for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. She is a volunteer attorney at the Court House Assistance Project (CHAP) at the Lewiston District Court, which provides free legal services to low income individuals.
Raised in Saco, Maine, Elyse now lives with her wife and children in Cumberland County.
Elliott L. Epstein has been a Maine trial and appellate lawyer since 1978, handling a broad spectrum of complex cases in courts and before administrative boards involving divorce and custody, business and contract disputes, employment discrimination, personal injury and professional malpractice, intellectual property, securities broker-customer disputes, probate contests, and real estate and land use issues. He has also acted as a mediator and arbitrator. He holds the highest (“AV”) attorney peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Elliott received his law degree from the Maine School of Law in 1978, a master’s degree from Imperial College of the University of London in 1971 and a bachelor’s degree from the Georgetown University Foreign Service School in 1969. He is admitted to practice in Maine state courts and before the Maine U.S. District Court and U.S. Supreme Court.
Elliott is a past member of the editorial advisory committee of the Maine Bar Journal and has contributed numerous articles to that publication. He has been a frequent presenter at continuing legal education seminars and was formerly a member of the Civil Rules Advisory Committee to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
Elliott lives in Auburn and has been active in civic affairs and non-profit organizations in the Lewiston-Auburn area, including membership on the board of Museum L-A which he founded in 1994. He writes “Rearview Mirror,” an award-winning column on current affairs for the Lewiston Sun Journal, and in 2010 he published the book “Lucifer’s Child,” which explored the causes and implications of domestic abuse through a brutal 1984 child murder in Auburn. He formerly served on the Auburn School Committee and Planning Board. He is also a musician who plays trumpet with the Auburn Community Concert Band.
On May 1, 2015, Elliott joined Andrucki & King. In addition to his work on family law cases, Elliott will continue his general trial and appellate practice.
Jaime Shorter is an associate attorney at Andrucki & King. She received her J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law in 2017. Before being admitted to the Maine Bar, Jaime interned at Andrucki & King beginning in early 2016. Jaime is a rostered Guardian ad litem. Her practice primarily focuses on family matters, including divorce and parental rights and responsibilities.
Jaime grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. She attended the University of Maine in Orono, Maine where she graduated with Honors from the University's Honors College and a B.A. in Mass Communication. Prior to attending law school, Jaime worked at the Bangor Humane Society in Bangor, Maine.
She currently lives in Cumberland County.