PORTLAND – Attorney Chelsea E. Fournier, a native of Lewiston, has joined Preti Flaherty as an associate in the firm’s Portland office.

Fournier will practice in the firm’s business law group with a concentration in business planning and intellectual property law. A former Beliveau-McCarthy Fellow, she served as a summer associate at Preti Flaherty in 2006 and 2007. Prior to joining the firm, she worked with Gosselin & Dubord PA in Lewiston, and held law clerk positions with two Massachusetts firms.

Fournier received her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law earlier this year, where she received an Israel and Sumner Bernstein Memorial Scholarship. She is a 2005 graduate of Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Mass. During law school, she was an intern with the Legal Services for the Elderly in Scarborough. She also served as the research editor of the Maine Law Review and as co-chair of the Women’s Law Association.

Fournier lives in Portland and serves on the advisory board of the Bates College Dance Festival.

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