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Nov 4, 2011

Six Skelton, Taintor & Abbott Attorneys Named in New England Super Lawyers®

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AUBURN, Maine – Once again, the attorneys of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott have received recognition from their peers in the legal community. Jill A. Checkoway, Bryan M. Dench, Alan G. Stone and Stephen B. Wade are named in the current edition of New England Super Lawyers® and James E. Belleau and Marc N. Frenette are named to Rising Stars.

Selection to Super Lawyers® involves independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, and reflects a high-degree of respect and professional achievement. The New England edition encompasses the states of Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Checkoway has more than 30 years of experience in estate planning, conservatorships and guardianships, as well as probate, estate and trust administration. Dench, chairman of the board of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott, has a diverse practice that serves individual clients, government agencies and businesses in areas that include administrative law, intellectual property, zoning and land use, taxation, employment law and municipal and government administration. Wade is a skilled litigator who represents individuals that have been injured due to the negligence of others. He is board-certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Stone, the firm’s trial practice group leader, is named for the first time. His practice focuses on representing individuals, businesses and municipal clients in Maine’s state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in areas such as personal injury, commercial litigation, criminal defense and municipal and government law.

Belleau, the firm’s hiring partner, concentrates on civil litigation with an emphasis on areas such as commercial litigation, construction, healthcare and hospital law, zoning and land use and schools and higher education. Frenette represents and advises businesses, governmental entities and individuals in complex commercial and regulatory matters, licensing and administrative proceedings and general civil litigation.

“We are pleased by this significant acknowledgement of the high standard of excellence we strive to achieve at Skelton, Taintor & Abbott,” Dench said. “It is an honor to be recognized in this elite publication.”

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott is one of Maine’s leading law firms serving individuals, government and businesses in litigation and general representation throughout northern New England for more than 150 years. For more information, visit or call 1-800-639-7026.