Practical wisdom, trusted advice.

For more than 50 years, clients have appreciated our common-sense approach to litigation and alternative dispute resolution. We are dedicated and compassionate attorneys serving the legal needs of each of our clients.

Experience Matters.

Our firm includes attorneys listed in the Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms in America publications, a former president of a national organization, a former Probate Judge, a recipient of a Lifetime Legacy award from a trial lawyers association, and highly respected Guardians ad Litem.

We make the complex simple.

We will explain the legal process to you, review your options, and answer your questions…every step of the way. Allow us to guide you so that you can focus on what really matters.

Childs Rundlett & Altshuler

We are full service law firm located in Portland, Maine. We have been in business for 50 years and have over 100 combined years in the practice of law.  Contact us today if you need assistance with the following legal issues.

Whether you are looking for a top divorce or criminal lawyer, or need to consult with one of our knowledgeable personal injury or estate planning attorneys, Childs, Rundlett & Altshuler, LLC is committed to providing sound legal advice, comprehensive solutions, and zealous advocacy.

Attorneys in the firm are members of, or have been honored by, Best Law Firms in America, Best Lawyers in America, Law Dragon, Super Lawyers, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, International Academy of Family Lawyers, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and Maine Collaborative Law Alliance.

Our lawyers are among the most respected trial lawyers in Maine with decades of litigation experience. Whether in a courtroom arguing a complex case, or in a conference room negotiating a creative settlement, there is no substitute for experience and personal attention. At Childs, Rundlett & Altshuler, LLC, we have a degree of experience and specialized expertise to ensure your best interests are met.

Childs, Rundlett & Altshuler, LLC is a place of high energy and high expectations. Whether you are a current client or prospective client, we invite you to explore our site and see what makes us the right firm for you.

Experienced family law, criminal defense, and personal injury litigation and dispute resolution.

Representing men, women, and children; experienced defense against a wide range of criminal charges; zealous advocacy with insurance companies while you recover; assistance in probate court when your family circumstances require.

Practice Areas


Drug Possession, Felony Possession of a Firearm, Domestic Violence Assaults, Criminal Threatening, Embezzlement, Theft, Burglary


Representation of Victims and Defendants


Last Wills and Testaments, Trusts, Durable Financial Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, Family Camp Trust


Termination of Trusts, Contested Guardianships & Conservatorships, Disputes over Estate & Trust Administration, Will contests, Removal of Personal Representatives & Trustees, Claims for Breach of Fiduciary Duty