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Solving problems is our mission.

We aim to help families, veterans and small businesses deal with the challenges they face by listening to our client’s needs and providing over 50 years of legal experience to resolve the conflict.

Changing Lives for the better, one client at a time.

Change can be good especially when it makes your life better.  At Cartier & Bower, LLC we work with our clients with individual attention to ensure that the change to their lives places them in a better place than when they started.

Innovative Solutions.

Utilizing a variety of resources and partnering with other professionals, we will solve your problem and change your life for the better.



The Law Office of Cartier & Bower, LLC was formed to provide quality legal services and holistic solutions for people facing challenges in their daily lives. Attorneys Cynthia Cartier and Raymond Bower have combined over 50 years of legal and corporate experience and are available to assist you in life’s challenging times and important moments to solve your problems.

Simple Reasons

Why Hire Us?

If you have a legal matter that needs to be resolved, we at Cartier & Bower, LLC are the kind of reputable and reliable law firm you need on your side. Whether we are handling a family law case, preparing your estate plan, filing a Title XIX application or guiding a family through the probate process, we always adopt a team-based approach in order to create the most effective and results-driven strategies possible. We always put the needs of our clients first and foremost.

We proudly offer our clients the following:

  • Compassionate advocacy
  • Decades of combined experience
  • Personalized, results-oriented representation
  • Well-versed legal insight gained from the thousands of cases we have handled
  • Full legal guidance through each stage of your case
We always put the needs of our clients first and foremost.
Built from the ground up

Solid reputation

Cindy and Ray have established a strong reputation among their colleagues and client’s alike for assisting clients with the highest degree of professionalism. They also have significant experience and recognition in the municipal and nonprofit arena having served on a number of boards and commissions on the shoreline and throughout the State. Through their relationships and commitment to the community, they can offer innovative solutions and a variety of resources to solve your problems.

One of a kind

Personalized attention

We believe that when you hire an attorney, you should be able to communicate directly with that attorney. You’re not treated like a number at our firm- we work hard to understand the specifics of your situation and to craft a compelling case to fight for the best outcome for you.

What our clients say

Client Testimonials

If you’re not convinced that you’ve found the right place to handle your case just yet, we’ll let our clients do the talking. Our business has grown by the referrals we receive from our clients. See below what our clients have to say about the quality of services we provide.

My family is so grateful to have found Cartier & Bower. Ray and Cindy are so professional and kept us informed concerning out legal issues.


Attorney Cartier was my collaborative divorce counsel. I initially had reservations, but she held my hand throughout the process empowering me to stand up for myself. We secured the resources that I needed to take care of my children and achieve financial independence. I could not have done it without her!


Ray and Cindy have helped out entire family from aging issues with my mother to updating my father's estate plan and handling real estate, probate and family law matters. They are the only attorneys we would ever consider using - compassionate, knowledgeable and always there when we need them.


Our family was struggling and fighting after the passing of our mother. All I could think of was how sad my mother would be if she knew my siblings and I were not able to resolve the estate. We were recommended to Attorney Bower and he was not only able to resolve the legal issues, he brought us closer as a family to the point that we are able to enjoy ongoing relationships. We owe him a debt of gratitude and my mother would be proud.


Ray Bower has been very helpful and knowledgeable during the trademark process. He is thorough as well. Thank you Ray!


Cindy's approach in solving a problem can be best described as follows - if she sees a 10-foot wall in front of her, she gets a 12-foot ladder. There is no conflict that she cannot resolve.


Attorney Ray Bower was a lifesaver for our entire family. He helped us manage the legal issues surrounding my mother's declining health including helping her to stay in her home until her final days. He was there after her passing to help us with the probate. He was a blessing and we are so fortunate to have him as our counsel and friend.


Thank goodness for Attorneys Bower and Cartier, they helped us in all areas of my in-laws estate. From start to finish they were by our side and made the process easier.


My experience with Cindy was fantastic. She was patient and instructive when explaining contracts. As a multiple business owner herself, she provided me with overall perspective and was a tenacious advocate during negotiations.


Attorney Cartier mediated our divorce. Her compassion, thoughtfulness and care was immense. She went beyond just mediating the legal issues and really worked to improve our communication skills to ensure that we would be able to co-parent our children. Over the year since the matter has ended, we get along better than when we are married and we owe it to Cindy.

Joe and Kathy

Cindy is a heavy hitter! She is amazing, tough, reasonable, fair, great mediator, understanding, great listener, and a prize fighter. She can put together a dream team in a snap and seeks Justice, nothing more. She is my go-to.


Cindy and her staff mediated our divorce. As a same sex couple, we had initial concerns about the process. However, this was immediately addressed and our matter was handled with tremendous care and our legal concerns as we have since moved to another State were addressed. They are truly a wonderful company to work with and we wholeheartedly recommend them.

Scott and Gary

Raymond Bower handled the complicated estate of our Aunt for our family. We found him to be professional, detailed, patient and honest.


Cindy is very caring and has a lot of experience in family matters. She is the kind of lawyer I need now and for any other legal matter in the future.


I am so grateful that we found Cynthia to work with. She is compassionate, realistic and motivated. We met with lawyers previously who always seemed guarded and closed off. Cynthia is open and honest and says it like it is and I appreciate this realism as it helps us plan to move forward appropriately. Working with her in the courtroom she is precise, knowledgeable and knows how to advocate for her clients. However, what I most appreciate, is working with her pre and post court dates because when she encourages you or looks out for you, it is evident that she means it. I appreciate that she clearly sees those she works with as people first and clients second. I cannot thank her enough.


Only the finest

Meet our Attorneys

There’s a reason that our reputation precedes us: our combined 50 years of legal experience and decades of service to our community has garnered us some of the top reviews in the elder and family law industry. We work hard to ensure that the problems that face our clients and their families are resolved in the most efficient and respectful manner..

Cynthia DeMatteis Cartier, JD, LLM

Partner Lawyer
Cindy Cartier has been practicing law for over 25 years. She received her BA from Upsala College, JD from Widener Law School and LLM from UCONN Law School where she was the recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Insurance Finance.

Raymond Bower, JD, MS

Partner Lawyer
Ray Bower has been practicing law for over 25 years. He received a BA in Chemistry with a minor in Computer Science. He was graduated as an American Chemical Society Certified Chemist. He received his JD, cum laude, and was on the Executive Board of the Law Review as Research Editor. He was also a recipient of the prestigious American Juris Prudence Award. Ray also received his MS in Molecular & Cell Biology with Distinction and the Academic Excellence Award with High Honors.

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