Rebecca S. Webber

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Rebecca S. Webber
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Skelton, Taintor & Abbott
95 Main Street
Auburn, Maine 04210

Rebecca Webber is a shareholder in the firm of Skelton Taintor & Abbott in Auburn, Maine, practicing principally in the areas of:

  • Employment Litigation
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Employment Law Counseling and Compliance
  • Employment Law Training

Rebecca has more than 20 years of experience in employment law and civil litigation. She handles employment claims in both state and federal court, and before the Maine Human Rights Commission, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and other state and federal agencies and tribunals.

She represents businesses, individuals, and municipal clients in the full range of employment law matters they encounter, such as:

  • Retaliation
  • Whistleblower and False Claims Act
  • Discrimination and Civil Rights
  • Harassment
  • Maine Human Rights Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Maine wage and hour laws
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment (ADEA)
  • Policies, employee handbooks, severance agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • HR Advice, Training, and Support

Rebecca is known as a strong advocate for her clients. She provides quality legal services with an eye toward reducing, not increasing, litigation costs.

Rebecca is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Maine and to the First Circuit Court of Appeals.  She is a member of the Maine State and Androscoggin County Bar Associations, the Maine Trial Lawyers’ Association, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the Central Maine Human Resources Association. She has repeatedly been a leader in the Labor and Employment section of the Maine Bar Association.  She is also the President of the Central Maine Human Resource Association for 2016-2018.

She provides regular alerts on employment law topics to corporate and municipal clients. Rebecca is a frequent presenter on employment law topics for clients, as well as at seminars and business gatherings for the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Maine State Bar Association, the National Business Institute (NBI), the Central Maine Human Resources Association, the Maine Women’s Network, Maine’s HR Convention, the Labor and Employment Relations Association, and the Chamber of Commerce. She has chaired the Maine State Bar Association’s annual seminar on labor and employment law for a number of years.

Rebecca is also actively involved in the community for the Maine Women’s Network in Androscoggin County; a member of the HR Committee of the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA; and as a member of the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce.

A native of Auburn, Maine, Rebecca received her B.A., cum laude, from Williams College, and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School. During law school, she was the Editor in Chief of the Boston College Environmental Law Review, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and received the Lyne, Woodward and Evarts Award for Outstanding Editorial Work. Following law school, Rebecca clerked for the Honorable Raya Dreben of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. She joined Skelton, Taintor & Abbott in 2013 after practicing law with a Maine firm, as well as a Boston firm known, at the time, as Palmer & Dodge.

She is listed in the Best Lawyers in America and in New England Super Lawyers in the area of employment law. Rebecca holds an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating in the distinguished legal directory, Martindale-Hubbell.® *

In her leisure time, Rebecca enjoys running, skiing, soccer, hiking, and sporting activities with her children. She is the founder of the Leavitt Father's Day 5k ( She is also on the booster organization for the Leavitt cross country team and for the nordic team, and coaches middle school cross country.

Areas of Practice:

  • Employment Litigation
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Employment Law Counseling and Compliance
  • Employment Law Training

Bar Admissions:

  • Maine, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit


  • Boston College, J.D., magna cum laude, 1989
  • Williams College, B.A., cum laude, 1980


  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Androscoggin County Bar Association
  • Maine Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • Maine Employment Lawyers Association (MELA)
  • Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Central Maine Human Resources Association (CMHRA)
  • Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce
  • Maine Women's Network


  • President, Central Maine Human Resources Association
  • Editor of Women’s Law Section bi-monthly publication (1999-present)
  • Androscoggin County Advisory Committee for the Maine Community Foundation (2006-2015)
  • Human Resources Committee for the Lewiston-Auburn YMCA (2009-present)
  • Co-chair, Labor and Employment Section of the Maine Bar Association (1998-2001, 2011 to 2013)
  • Central Maine Medical Center Board of Directors (2012 to 2013)
  • Co-chair, Awards Committee, Women’s Law Section of the Maine Bar Association (1997-2000 and again in 2009-2010)
  • Gender and Race & Ethnic Bias Task Force for the First Circuit

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc. Aiken, SC.

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