Divorce Law and Family Law Options.
Attorneys Kimberly Weibrecht and Meegan Reis Experienced Attorneys Providing Divorce, Family Law and Mediation Services
Weibrecht & Reis, PLLC, provides specialized service in a few practice areas – family law and mediation – to ensure that you get the most focused and best legal problem solving available. Whether you need an experienced trial attorney to aggressively advocate for you or someone with expertise in mediation, Weibrecht & Reis, PLLC can help you get the results you deserve.
With over 40 combined years of legal experience in the New Hampshire Seacoast Area, including Dover, Rochester, and Portsmouth, the attorneys at Weibrecht and Reis, PLLC have tried and negotiated hundreds of civil and criminal cases. Their trial work has spanned District, Circuit, Juvenile, and Superior Court and has included dozens of jury trials and bench trials. Their experience holding positions in the NH Judicial Branch, and Strafford County, as a national justice systems consultant and facilitator, and prosecuting and defending criminal defendants has given them varied perspectives of the legal system and has provided them with deep ties to the local Seacoast legal community and justice system.
Weibrecht & Reis, PLLC is committed to serve and counsel you and will listen carefully, work tirelessly, and advocate zealously for you.
Meet the Attorneys:
- KIMBERLY A. WEIBRECHT, ESQ., CFM**
- MEEGAN C. REIS, ESQ.
- JESSICA L. ECKER, ESQ., CFM**
- CHRISTINE B. CHASSE, ESQ.
**Certified Family Mediator
♦ ♦ ♦
KIMBERLY A. WEIBRECHT, ESQ. AND CFM
With 16 years of legal experience in the New Hampshire Seacoast Area, including Dover, Rochester, and Portsmouth, I have tried and negotiated hundreds of civil and criminal cases. My work has spanned District, Juvenile, and Superior courts and includes dozens of jury trials and bench trials, including high-stakes, complex felony jury trials. I have also held several positions in the NH Judicial Branch and with Strafford County, and have worked as a national justice systems consultant and facilitator. My experience has given me varied perspectives of the legal system and has provided me with deep ties to the local Seacoast legal community and justice system. In addition to my legal experience, I have a strong dedication to leadership in my legal/mediation community. My recent roles have included: Board Member and Co-Chair of the Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire, Co-Chair of the New Hampshire Bar Association – Section of Dispute Resolution, Chair of the Seacoast Collaborative Divorce Professionals, President of the Strafford County Bar Association, Board Member of the Charles C. Doe Inns of Court, Board Member of the New Hampshire Public Defender.
- Trial Attorney for the New Hampshire Public Defender in Strafford County
- Attorney and Justice System advisor for Strafford County
- Judicial Law Clerk and Deputy Clerk of Court for Strafford County Superior Court
- Judicial Law Clerk for Honorable Joseph P. Nadeau at the New Hampshire Supreme Court
- National Consultant on Justice System Policy
- Author and Contributor to several nationally disseminated justice system publications
- Faculty Member, National Judicial College as an expert on judicial policy
- Trained in variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution methods, including:
- Mediation for Lawyers by the Harvard School of Law’s Program on Negotiation
- Advanced training in emerging practice of Collaborative Divorce Law
- Member, New Hampshire Bar Association, since 1998, including Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law practice sections. Member, Charles C. Doe Inns of Court for 13 years
- Graduated from Northeastern University School of Law, 1998, and University of New Hampshire, 1993, magna cum laude.
♦ ♦ ♦
MEEGAN C. REIS, ESQ.
I have been practicing law since 1998 and have been a trial attorney in the New Hampshire Seacoast for over 16 years. I have handled over two-thousand cases in the Superior, District and Family courts. During my career, I have enjoyed the rare opportunity to practice on both sides of the criminal bar, spending four years as a prosecutor with the Strafford County Attorney’s Office and seven years as a defense attorney with the New Hampshire Public Defender. As both a defense attorney and a prosecutor, trial was always the traditional way to resolve a case and in many cases, that was the best process. In many more cases though the client or the public was better served by striving to find a fair resolution. I learned to strike a balance between fighting hard and effectively for my clients but not making the case more contentious. In my most recent position at the County Attorney’s Office, I created and implemented an early case resolution program focused on alternative sentencing. This program thrives today as New Hampshire’s first alternative dispute resolution system of its kind in the criminal justice system. In my practice of family law and mediation, I draw upon both my extensive trial skills and my sense of when to compromise to provide you with the legal counsel that best meets your goals. By being flexible, I can ensure that my client’s interests are protected, and when necessary, vindicated, while being ever vigilant to exhaust settlement so that we can maximize the chance that you can resolve your case with dignity and compassion.
- Completed 70 hours of training in New Hampshire Family Mediator Certification, Collaborative Divorce, and Neuroscience and Family Law.
- Trained both prosecutors and defense attorneys in negotiations, cross examination and advanced trial skills
- Trained Police Departments on Legal Issues and Investigation
- Implemented an alternative case resolution program in Strafford County meant to facilitate early negotiation and resolution of Superior Court Cases
- Selected to attend the National Criminal Defense College’s Advanced Trial Skills training and completed an intensive week long litigation skills class
- Member of the New Hampshire Public Defender hiring committee
- Member of the Governance Committee for the Strafford County Family Justice Center
- Admitted to the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire State Bar and the Virginia State Bar
- Judicial Law Clerk for the Circuit Court of Richmond, Virginia- worked on cases involving the tobacco settlement, harness racing, and death penalty trials
- Graduated Cum Laude from T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia in 1998, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania in 1995, Attended University College Dublin, Dublin Ireland in 1994
♦ ♦ ♦
JESSICA l. ECKER, ESQ.
I joined Weibrecht & Reis after spending close to eight years working at a larger firm where I focused on family law but also handled real estate matters, probate litigation, guardianships, and commercial transactions. Spending time working in other practice areas has made me into a well rounded family law practitioner and mediator, as family law often intersects with bankruptcy, business law, estate planning, and other areas of the law. I am a Certified Marital Mediator and trained collaborative law practitioner and am licensed to practice law in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts. My experience also includes complicated divorce and parenting cases involving multiple day trials and family business division. While I believe settlement through mediation or collaborative law is always preferable, I understand that there are times when, for one reason or another, it is not an option. In those cases I am ready, willing, and able to aggressively litigate. I have lived in and worked in the seacoast area since I graduated law school and I enjoy giving back. I have served as President of the Rockingham County Bar Association and continue as a board member, I am a member of the New Hampshire Collaborative Law Alliance, and I also volunteer with the Seacoast Kiwanis Club, a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of children.
- Private practice attorney
- Member, New Hampshire Bar Association, Family Law Section
- Member, Maine Bar
- Member, Massachusetts Bar
- Awarded Superlawyers “Rising Star,” 2013
- Awarded New Hampshire Bar Association Pro Bono Rising Star, 2012
- Graduated from Albany Law School in 2006 and University of New Hampshire in 2002, Magna Cum Laude.
♦ ♦ ♦
CHRISTINE B. CHASSE, ESQ.
I began the practice of law in New Hampshire after having graduated cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law in 2004. I practiced at Mulvey Professional Association in Portsmouth in the field of civil litigation representing both plaintiff and defendants in personal injury, insurance defense, real estate transactions, will preparation and estate administration. I also spent a year practicing immigration law in Manchester. I have worked exclusively in Family Law since 2012 and currently represent family law clients seeking unbundled representation, probate administrations, and quitclaim deed preparation, all while serving as the Operations Manager for Weibrecht & Reis.
Prior to attending law school, I received a B.A. with distinction in Political Science in 1991 and an A.S. with highest distinction in Legal Technology in 1989 from the University of Maine at Orono. I worked as a paralegal for for Ebitz & Thornton, PA in Bangor, Maine and Mulvey Professional Association in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for almost 10 years. I also spent 3 years in Heidelberg, Germany working as the executive secretary to the U.S. Army Commander of the Europe Regional Dental Command.
My vast array of legal experience has given me valuable insight into all aspects of client representation and efficient law firm operations. I have negotiated settlements, prepared complex medical and employment record analysis and conducted in-depth discovery and case investigations. I have extensive project management skills and IT knowledge and have implemented two new case management and docket systems (Prolaw and Practice Master). I have also been responsible for conducting employee training on those new systems as well as training of new paralegals and interns.I have been a member of the New Hampshire Bar since 2004 and am admitted to the state court and federal court in the State of New Hampshire. I grew up in Maine and have been a New Hampshire resident since 2000. I currently live in Greenland with my husband, two children and two Siberian huskies.