Richardson, Whitman, Large & Badger
Betsy E. Wakefield

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Betsy joined our firm after graduating from the University of Maine School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree in 2016. She works in all of the firm’s practice areas. She is admitted to practice in the State of Maine and the United States District Court for the District of Maine.

During law school, Betsy represented clients as a student attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic in various civil matters, including real estate, debt collection, protection from abuse and Social Security disability. Selected as the clinic’s Homeowners’ Assistance Project Attorney, she also assisted homeowners facing foreclosure actions. In addition, Betsy worked at the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar, in TD’s Commercial Agreements’ and Credit Card Merchant Services’ Divisions, and at a Portland-based personal injury law firm. She served as Treasurer of the Women’s Law Association and as Chair of Parents-In-Law, a group Betsy created to assist law students with children. Based on her dedication to volunteer in the legal community, she received a Pro Bono Publico Distinction Award upon graduating.

Prior to attending law school, Betsy worked as a disability and life insurance underwriter for over 10 years. In this position, she analyzed group employee demographics and assessed benefit plan risk. Betsy also obtained a Certificate in Project Management from the University of Southern Maine. Betsy is a graduate of Brandeis University, where she received the Jane E. Rubenstein Scholarship for Leadership and Community Involvement. 

After college, Betsy discovered an unusual talent: she participated in several charity tractor trailer driving rodeos, consistently placing in the top four. Born and raised in Maine, she currently resides in the Portland area with her husband, daughter and golden retriever. When not practicing law, you can find Betsy outside camping. swinging her golf clubs or playing poker with friends.