Isabel B. Ekman


207.253.0540 Direct
207.772.3627 Fax

84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480

Assistant: Grace Herrick


  • University of Maine School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014
  • Mount Holyoke College, B.A., 2009


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


  • Maine State Bar Association
    New Lawyers Section, Board of Governors

Isabel is a member of the firm’s School and Local Government Group. Isabel provides counseling and litigation services on all aspects of school and education law, including special education and disability rights, student discipline, student rights, employment disputes, and investigations. She also reviews and writes policies and procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal law and best practices. Isabel represents school districts in administrative hearings and complaints before the Maine Department of Education, as well as in discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases before the Maine Human Rights Commission and state and federal courts. Isabel is a frequent presenter at conferences and events related to special education and general school law.

Before joining the firm in 2014, Isabel attended the University of Maine School of Law where she graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, Isabel served as Managing Editor for the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal, worked as a student attorney in the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, and received both the Maine Association of Public Interest Law fellowship and Cumberland Bar Association fellowship to work with low-income Mainers at the Volunteer Lawyers Project. Isabel grew up in Vermont, and, having also spent significant time living in Paris, brings a proficiency in French with her to the firm. She lives in Portland with her husband, also a lawyer.