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Oct 3, 2011

Skelton Taintor & Abbott Announces Six Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®

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AUBURN, ME (Oct 3,2011) – Skelton, Taintor & Abbott is proud to announce that six of its attorneys have been named to the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.   The listed attorneys are:


  • Jill Checkoway in the specialty of Trusts and Estates
  • Bryan Dench in the specialty of Tax Law and Litigation & Controversy - Tax
  • Ron Lebel in the specialty of Family Law
  • Michael Poulin in the specialty of Health Care Law
  • Alan Stone in the specialty of Energy Law
  • Steve Wade in the specialty of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants


First published in 1983, Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey.  For the new U.S. edition, more than 50% of the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers® cast more than 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties. 

Because of rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers®, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor.  Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” 

Steve Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers®, says, “We continue to believe – as we always have believed for 28 years- that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of recognition in the legal profession.” 

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. For more information, visit or call 800.639.7026.


Skelton Taintor & Abbott

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Auburn, ME 04210