Jill is a former prosecutor turned cannabis attorney and has been practicing since 2001 when she first became licensed in Georgia. Serving as a public defender, then as an Atlanta felony prosecutor, Jill then joined Andy in private criminal defense practice in 2012. She served as a Visiting Professional in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. She co-founded a criminal justice non-profit, The Georgia Innocence Project, which over the past twenty years has worked to exonerate the wrongfully convicted.
With nearly two decades of experience and a track record of success, Jill has been peer-nominated to SuperLawyers three years in a row. She has earned a 10.0 rating on Avvo.com. She is a fierce advocate described by many as a “force of nature”. Jill is relentless in leveling the playing field for her clients and securing the best possible outcomes. She is detail-oriented, ahead of the curve, tenacious and passionate about supporting her clients as they grow their cannabis businesses in Maine.
Jill is a member of the Maine Cannabis Industry Association, Maine Municipal Association, Cumberland Bar Association, International Cannabis Bar Association and NORML and has worked diligently to stay current on the ever-evolving changes in Federal and State cannabis law. She understands that anyone operating in the cannabis space is not in the cannabis business but in the compliance business. She partners with her clients to assure compliance in a complex uncertain regulatory environment. When it comes time to secure state and local licenses for your business, Jill has the knowledge, experience and patience to work through the rigorous licensing process with you.