Toby Hollander, Esq.
Guardian ad Litem, Parenting Coordinator
112 Ludlow Street, Portland, ME 04103
207.775.0721 phone
207.775.0722  fax




The role of the GAL


What to expect


Professional training

About me





TOBY HOLLANDER was appointed on his first GAL case 22 years ago, and has been appointed by the Court on over 200 cases, including both Family Matters (Title 19-A) and Child Protection cases (Title 22) and Probate Court guardianship (Title18-A).

He earned a degree in Civil Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1967. Toby served in the Navy until 1971 and is a veteran of the war in Vietnam. After his (honorable) discharge from the U.S. Navy, he attended Washington University Law School in St. Louis, graduating in 1974. After practicing law in St. Louis from 1974-1987, Toby moved to Maine and became the Directing Attorney of the Lewiston office of Pine Tree Legal Assistance. In 1991 he left Pine Tree for private practice, and in 2000 closed his private practice in Lewiston, and moved his office to his home and limited his work to that of a Guardian ad litem and Parenting Coordinator.

Toby is a founding member of the Maine Guardian ad Litem Institute (established in 2004) and was the organization's first President, serving for 10 years. As part of his work with the institute, he mentored newly rostered GALs, drafted legislation, and organized study groups, informational luncheons, and professional seminars. In 1994, the American Bar Association presented Toby with its Ann Leichty Pro Bono Award in recognition of his work on behalf of indigent families.

Toby is the father of three children and has been married for over forty-six years to Lucky Hollander, a social worker and child advocate.