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Jul 9, 2012

Three Skelton, Taintor & Abbott Attorneys Named “Leaders in Their Field” by Chambers & Partners

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AUBURN, Maine (July 9, 2012) - Attorneys James E. Belleau, Alan G. Stone and Stephen B. Wade of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott have been selected as leaders in their respective fields by Chambers & Partners, which publishes one of the preeminent guides to the legal profession. The publishers conduct thousands of interviews with attorneys and clients each year to identify the best lawyers.

AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, Mr. Belleau’s practice includes commercial and civil litigation as well as zoning and land use, medical malpractice, personal injury, construction, media, municipal and government administration and schools and higher education. Recognized under Litigation, Chambers & Partners notes that he focuses on “sensitive civil litigation” as well as representing entities such as municipalities, school districts and counties.

Mr. Stone, the firm’s trial practice group leader, is recognized for his work in Energy & Natural Resources. He is described as a “skilled litigator.” In his work before the Maine Public Utilities Commission he has earned a reputation for being “solid, thorough and inspired.” He has been AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Stone’s other practice areas include commercial and civil litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, criminal defense, municipal and government law and administrative law.

Stephen B. Wade has more than three decades of experience in personal injury, product liability and medical malpractice. Recognized by Chambers & Partners under Litigation, it notes that commentators agreed that Mr. Wade is a “hard-working and confident lawyer with the skills to handle a variety of complex disputes.” He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been named in Best Lawyers® in America.

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott is one of Maine’s leading law firms serving individuals and businesses in litigation and general representation throughout northern New England for more than 150 years. The firm has been named in U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in America. For more information, visit or call 1-800-639-7026.