Janet K. Kantz
“My goal is to provide you with competent, compassionate legal counsel in a professional manner during a difficult time in your life. My legal assistant Lauren works closely with me as well as my clients and has been a member of my legal team since 1999. Lauren and I pay close attention to details and will work with you to achieve a favorable result. We take pride in responding to our clients promptly and professionally. We know that each of our clients has individual needs and unique circumstances and we work closely with each client to meet those needs.”
Specializing in the areas of Family Law including Divorce; Parental Rights and Responsibilities, Child Custody and Support. Janet is also a rostered Guardian ad litem for both private and child protective cases. We serve clients in all courts located in Cumberland and York Counties.
Education and Experience
- University of Maine School of Law
- UCLA, B.A. English Literature, 1983
- Admitted to the Maine Bar in 1992
Janet first joined Smith & Elliot in 1992 where she focused on a broad range of litigation including family law. In 1993 she joined the Tom Hallett Law Firm for three years practicing civil litigation and family law. In 1996 she became a partner in the law firm of Altshuler, Vincent & Kantz, concentrating on family law, Guardian ad litem and juvenile defense. The firm is now known as Vincent & Kantz, LLC.
- Maine State Bar Association, Family Law and Women’s Law Sections
- Maine Guardian ad litem Institute
- Cumberland Bar Association
- York Bar Association
- State of Maine GAL Roster for both Title 19-A and Title 22 cases
- Prior Board Member, Kids First Center
- Milestone Foundation, ten years on Board of Directors
Participant in numerous organizations and committees focusing on improving accessibility, access and ease for family law litigants, and children impacted by family law matters.
Lauren LaPlante began working for Janet Kantz as her legal assistant in 1999. She received her Paralegal Certificate from Andover College in 1998 and is a Notary Public. Lauren resides in Cape Elizabeth with her husband, and in her free time enjoys baking, gardening and kayaking.