Our Team

Top Row left to right: Joseph Carey, Sheila Smith, Attorney Renée Harvey, Attorney Timothy Caldwell, Pamela Lain and Brenda Johnson
Bottom Row left to right: Jaclyn Hatt and Candice Gates


Our Attorneys

Estate Planning Attorney Tim CaldwellTimothy W. Caldwell, Counselor at Law, has 23 years of experience in the Upper Valley and since 1997, has concentrated his practice on estate planning and settlement. He graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College and earned his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. He served as chair and member of the Lyme School Board, the Upper Valley Planned Giving Council, and was instrumental in establishing LeaveALegacy®NH/VT. 

Prior to practicing law, Tim was a competitive cross country skier. He competed in four Olympics and three World Championships. He and his wife, Margaret, a long-time Social Studies teacher at Hanover High School, and their three children, Lucy, Heidi and Patrick, have lived in Lyme Center, New Hampshire, since 1989. They enjoy a variety of activities including skiing, hiking, swimming and spending time with friends and relatives.


  • New Hampshire State Bar
  • Vermont State Bar
  • WealthCounsel Professional Organization
  • ElderCounsel Professional Organization
  • Upper Valley Planned Giving Counsel
  • LeaveALegacy®NH/VT

Estate Planning Attorney RenĂ©e A. Harvey Renée A. Harvey, Counselor at Law, joined Caldwell Law in August 2014.  Renée is a graduate of Vermont Law School and is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of Vermont and New Hampshire.  She has worked in the New York, Vermont and New Hampshire legal systems since 1990.  Her legal practice focuses on estate planning and settlement, and she is an experienced mediator and a collaborative law practitioner.  Renée also serves on the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Committee and teaches diverse legal courses at local institutions.  She and her husband, Mark live in Norwich, Vermont and enjoy spending time in coastal Maine.

Our Estate Planning and Administrative Staff

Pamela E. LainPamela E. Lain, Legal Assistant, joined Caldwell Law in March 2012.  Pam has a strong background in estate planning, probate and trust settlement in New Hampshire and Vermont.  She assists clients with trust and estate settlement, accountings, ongoing trustee services, funding trusts, retitling assets, including real estate transfers, and estate planning interviews.
Her email address is: pam@estateandelderlawgroup.com.
Brenda L. JohnsonBrenda L. Johnson, Legal Assistant, joined Caldwell Law in December 2012.  Brenda has over 20 years of experience working in the legal arena in both New Hampshire and Vermont.  Her primary role is assisting clients with trustee services as well as estate settlement and trust settlement.

Her email address is: brenda@estateandelderlawgroup.com.

Candice D. Gates, Administrative and Legal Assistant, joined Caldwell Law in May 2015.  Her responsibilities include welcoming visitors, providing customer service, organizing Tim's schedule, coordinating and executing special events and drafting legal documents.

Her email address is: candice@estateandelderlawgroup.com.
Jaclyn Jaclyn "Jackie" R. Hatt, Administrative Assistant and Legal Assistant, has been with Caldwell Law since 2008. Her responsibilities include welcoming visitors, providing customer service, organizing Tim's schedule, drafting, coordinating and executing special events. In 2008, she earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Paralegal Studies from Champlain College. 

Her email address is: jackie@estateandelderlawgroup.com




Estate Planning and Settlement is All About Your Needs

When you become our client, you join our extended family. We meet from time to time to work on estate plan maintenance. We also get together to have a good time at annual social events.