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Personal Litigation

Braden M. Clement
Ronald P. Lebel
Rebecca S. Webber

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott’s litigation attorneys are among the best in Maine with decades of experience.

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott is an AV rated law firm by the oldest attorney rating service in the country, Martindale Hubbell®. Our experienced litigation attorneys are in court regularly defending and prosecuting claims for our clients. Our experience covers the full array of personal litigation.

As we go through life, there are occasions in which we need to use the courts. It may include a divorce, a boundary dispute with a neighbor, or defending an auto accident without enough insurance.

Divorce is one of the most uncomfortable experiences that people may go through in their life. Unfortunately, it has become a fact of life for many. Skelton, Taintor & Abbott has one of the best divorce/family law attorneys in the state in the person of Ron Lebel. Attorney Lebel is one of only seven Maine attorneys listed by Best Lawyers in America in the area of Family Law. Our Family Law group represents leading individuals and professionals in the state.

Real estate disputes have been around since Maine became a State. In the early years, it almost exclusively involved boundary disputes. Today, real estate litigation is much more complex, from boundary disputes, tax assessments, timber cutting, to zoning and land use issues. Real estate litigation has been part of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott since its founding in 1853.

Insurance Litigation is a specialized area of the law which Skelton, Taintor & Abbott regularly handles. We have established some of the landmark cases that control insurance law today such as Gibson vs. Farm Family Insurance. That case expanded the duty of an insurer to pay for attorney fees for an individual being sued by his neighbor, including requiring the insurer to pay the attorney fees for the law suit against the insurer. Skelton, Taintor & Abbott is regularly in court for clients protecting individual’s rights in insurance.

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott attorneys have represented Maine residents in the Maine Courts in construction disputes, employment and labor matters, contract disputes, and individual torts, such as liable and slander. Our attorneys regularly represent individuals in personal injury claims. Visit our personal injury website:

If you believe Skelton, Taintor & Abbott’s litigation attorneys may be able to assist you, call and speak to one of our attorneys, or better yet, make an appointment at 800-639-7026.