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Sep 9, 2013

Seven Skelton, Taintor & Abbott attorneys named to Best Lawyers®

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AUBURN, Maine (September 9, 2013) – U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have released the 2014 Best Lawyers in America® list, and seven attorneys from the firm of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott have been named. Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing reflects the respect of fellow members of the legal profession as well as the public.

The attorneys and their practice areas are:

Jill A. Checkoway, Trusts and Estates

Bryan M. Dench, Tax Law and Litigation & Controversy – Tax

Ronald P. Lebel, Family Law

Michael R. Poulin, Health Care Law and Labor Law – Union

Alan G. Stone, Energy Law and Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense

Stephen B. Wade, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Rebecca S. Webber, Employment Law – Individuals and Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment

Dench, Lebel and Poulin received additional honors, each being named a “Lawyer of the Year” for Portland, Maine. Dench was recognized in Tax Law, Lebel in Family Law and Poulin in Labor Law – Union.

“We are very proud of this recognition,” said Dench, the firm’s chairman who along with Stone has been listed for 15 years. “It is especially significant as it reflects the high esteem of our professional peers for the individuals named and our firm.”

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.