John M. Whalen
John M. Whalen, Esq. grew up in Watertown, Mass which explains his Boston accent.
He went to college at Boston College’s School of Management where he earned his undergraduate degree in economics.
While in college, he worked playing drums for several local bands and was a member of Boston College’s cross country and track teams, earning varsity letters in both. He also joined the Army R.O.T.C. program and was commissioned as an officer upon his graduation. The Army allowed him to continue his education to qualify for its Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
He attended the University of Maine Law School in Portland, Maine. While in law school, he was chosen to be an editor of the Maine Law Review. Upon his graduation with a J.D. and his admission to the Maine State Bar, he was selected for the Judge Advocate General’s Corp.
After basic training at Ft. Gordon, Georgia and advanced training at the Judge Advocate General’s School in Charlottesville, Virginia, he was assigned to the General Claims Division of the United States Army Claims Service at Ft. Meade, Maryland. His duties there included the defense of the United States Army from major negligence claims. Among other things, this posting caused him to be a member of the President’s Commission on Medical Malpractice and to be responsible for the administration of medical malpractice claims for many of the Army’s major hospitals, including Walter Reed Medical Center. However, his interest in business was not diminished; and, with the help of the Veteran’s Administration, he obtained a second law degree, a Master of Laws (taxation) from the Georgetown University Law Center.
He has been admitted into Maine’s Federal Courts, the Court of Military Appeals and the United States Tax Court. He has practiced law in Lewiston, Maine since his discharge from service in 1975.
John has taught tax law at St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine and is frequently asked to speak on his areas of practice: tax planning, business law, estate planning, elder law, transactions, probate, trust administration, and tax exempt entities. He enjoys assisting families and small businesses throughout Maine through his firm, the Law Offices of John M. Whalen, P.A., which he established in 1983.
His training at Boston College gave him a strong social conscience. He devotes a substantial amount of his time to local charities. His door is always open to a fellow veteran.
John and his first wife had three children. All three have moved out of Maine, but have produced grandchildren who visit frequently. Sadly, his first wife died of colon cancer. This has caused John to be active in the support of families fighting the disease.
John continues to enjoy sports and to play music. He and his wife love to hike and snow shoe with their children and grandchildren.
Tina M. Titus, Paralegal
Tina is a graduate of Lisbon High School, class of 1992. She
obtained a business administration certificate as well as an advertising
certificate while in high school. Tina immediately entered Mid-State
College in Auburn, Maine. Mr. Whalen hired Tina during her final year
of college. Later that year she graduated in the top 10 of her class
with an associates degree in paralegal studies. Tina and Mr. Whalen
have over 20 years experience together. She also serves as a Notary
In her spare time, Tina enjoys auto racing where she has received
three championships at Oxford Plains Speedway along with countless
wins. Tina and her father were the first father-daughter team to win
separate championships in Oxford’s history. Tina is an avid lover of
animals. She enjoys her miniature horses, goats, Italian Greyhounds and
all the other animals she raises on her small farm in Lisbon.
Tina lives in Lisbon with her daughter Mackenzie, her fiance Paul and his daughter, Hannah.