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Mark J. Nale, Esq.

Phone: 207-660-9191

Attorney Mark Nale grew up in Central Maine with his brother and law partner John. Like his brother, Mark took to heart his family’s lessons about service to others and compassion for those facing struggles, and went into the practice of law so that he could to protect people’s rights and well-being.

With that mindset, he became a criminal defense attorney. But when he and John helped some aging relatives with some legal issues connected with their long-term care, they realized that they might be able to do even more good as attorneys by helping other seniors with estate planning, long-term care, Medicaid planning, and similar needs. Accordingly, they shifted the focus of their practice to elder law.

For over two decades, Mark has devoted himself exclusively to serving the legal needs of older residents of Waterville and Central Maine. Clients appreciate Mark’s depth of knowledge of the laws that directly affect them, as well as his honesty and personal service. He believes educating seniors and their families about the resources available to them is an important part of his responsibilities as an attorney. With his focus on the issues that matter to seniors, Mark is also deeply involved in numerous local community organizations serving the elderly.

He regularly speaks to both community and professional groups about legal issues of interests to seniors, including long-term care planning, estate planning, advance directives, and MaineCare and Medicaid planning. Mark’s practice embodies the core values of the law firm: experience, integrity, and compassion. He treats every client with the care and dignity he would want his own family members to receive, and he proudly imparted those values to his son, Matthew, who followed him into the legal profession.

When not in the office, speaking, or volunteering, Mark enjoys backpacking, hiking, canoeing, and spending time with his wife and two adult children.

Practice Areas

  • Elder Law
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Long-Term Care Planning
  • MaineCare/Medicaid Planning
  • Trusts and Trust Administration


  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D. (1984)
  • University of Maine at Orono (1980)

Admissions to Practice

  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine

Professional Memberships and Community Involvement

  • Maine State Bar Association (Elder Law Section, Trusts and Estates Section)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Alzheimer’s Association (Board President, Maine Chapter)
  • Alfond Center (Heritage Board)
  • Hospice Volunteers, Waterville Area (Past Board President)
  • Waterville Area YMCA (Past President)