Elizabeth F. Stout: Bio
Elizabeth received her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law in 1990. After law school, Elizabeth worked for several years as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting criminal cases in Cumberland County. She then worked for Bernstein Shur as an associate in family and business litigation. In 1998, Elizabeth joined the Office of the Attorney General as an Assistant Attorney General representing the State of Maine in child protective matters. She represented the Attorney General in legislative hearings on reform of the Department of Human Services and in negotiations with the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians regarding child protective matters. In 2002, Elizabeth opened her own solo practice, and has focused on family law, mediation and service as a Guardian ad litem since then. In March of 2011, Elizabeth became a partner in the firm of Givertz, Scheffee & Lavoie, P.A. In 2015, she started the first legal residency program in the state of Maine, the Maine Community Law Center, where she served as Executive Director until 2020. In 2020, Elizabeth joined the Volunteer Lawyers Project as Interim Executive Director. She was an adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law from 2013-2018, and is a member of the Maine State Bar Association.
Elizabeth is the parent of two children and two step children. She lives in Portland with her husband, John Robinson.