A team of highly dedicated and skilled paralegals/assistants works with our attorneys and our clients to provide high quality and personalized legal services, with emphasis on trust, communication, and cooperation.
Janice E. Melcher has extensive experience in the field of immigration law, having joined Landis Arn & Jaynes in March of 1989. For many years, Jan worked as a paralegal for Peter J. Landis, providing assistance in all aspects of employment-based immigration. In her current position as Practice Administrator, Jan provides office management and administrative support
Carrie Austin-D’Arbustino received her Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies from Mount Holyoke College. She is fluent in Spanish and, after teaching the language for nine years, decided to embark on a second career. She joined Landis Arn & Jaynes as an office assistant in August 2007, and also provides Spanish language interpretation for the firm.
Craig Bellgraph moved to Portland, Maine from Syracuse, New York in 2012. In Syracuse, he studied languages and later undertook a paralegal studies program at Bryant & Stratton College. During this time, he also served as a General Manager/General Manager Trainer for a large local retailer. Upon arriving to Portland, Maine, Craig served several years as a vital member of a litigation team for a large national law firm specializing in employment-related matters. Wanting to pursue a career as a paralegal while leveraging his passion for language and culture, Craig joined Landis Arn & Jaynes, P.A. in late 2013. He quickly settled in and serves as a paralegal. Craig received his A.A. in Paralegal Studies from Bryant & Stratton and is fluent in French.
Shaun Baggitt received his Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Randolph Macon College in 2008 and a certificate in Paralegal Studies from Suffolk University in 2013. After six years as a carpenter, Shaun decided on a career change, joining Landis Arn & Jaynes as a paralegal in September 2014. Shaun is fluent in Spanish. and provides Spanish language interpretation for the firm.
Alanna received her Bachelor’s degree in economics and sociology from the University of Southern Maine. While at USM, Alanna held a research assistantship as part of the Querying the Past project to collect and preserve Maine LGBTQ history. Alanna spent several years working for Maine’s only refugee resettlement agency, and has also volunteered as an English language tutor and an intake volunteer at the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project. With a desire to help folks navigate complex systems while advocating for diversity and inclusion, Alanna joined Landis Arn & Jaynes as a paralegal in February 2019.