Kathleen E. Kienitz, Esq., CELA, has practiced elder law and estate planning in Lewiston since 1991. Her firm, Elder Law Offices of Kathleen Kienitz, PA, concentrates in elder law and disability planning, estate planning and probate. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and is a certified elder law attorney (CELA) through the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). She served on the board of Directors of National Law Foundation, and serves on committees on occassion. She is a board member and current vice chair of Maine Legal Services for the Elderly. She was selected as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters Business in 2013. She has been the past chairperson of the Elder Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association. She is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and has been a frequent planner and faculty member of New England regional and statewide continuing legal education seminars. As as a public service in the local community, she writes and speaks extensively on the topics of elder law and estate planning, and also serves as a trustee of the Woman's Literary Union of Auburn, Maine. Ms. Kienitz graduated from Michigan State University summa cum laude with a B. Mus., and from Northeastern University School of Law.