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Aug 25, 2015

Stephen B. Wade selected "Lawyer of the Year"


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Skelton Taintor & Abbott attorney Stephen B. Wade was recently selected as 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" for Product Liability Litigation in the State of Maine.  Product liability is the area of law focusing on injuries to people or property as the result of defective products, including such things as automobiles and medical devices.   

Only a single lawyer in each practice area is honored as the lawyer of the year, making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on polls of other lawyers who practice in the same area.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

In addition to the Lawyer of the Year award, Steve was also listed in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas:

  • Insurance Law
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation

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, call 1-800-639-7026.


About Stephen B. Wade

Steve Wade is a shareholder of the firm of Skelton Taintor & Abbott located in Auburn, Maine. He has served as the firm’s hiring partner and has served on the firm’s management committee.  Steve has devoted his 30 year career to representing individuals who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others. He has represented hundreds of individuals, each of whom has experienced a traumatic event that has resulted in their injury or in the death of a loved one. Steve is also board certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also listed as a New England Super Lawyer. Steve sits on the Board of Governors of the International Society of Barristers.