Stephen B. Wade named Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice, Plaintiffs

AUBURN, Maine – Skelton Taintor & Abbott attorney Stephen B. Wade was recently selected as 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Plaintiffs’ Medical Malpractice in the State of Maine.

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. Wade has previously been named Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation and Insurance Law.

In addition to the Lawyer of the Year award, Wade is also listed in the 2019 Best Lawyers in America® in the following practice areas:

  • Medical Malpractice Law, Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiffs and Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation, Plaintiffs and Defendants
  • Insurance Law

Wade is a shareholder of the firm and has served as Skelton Taintor & Abbott’s hiring partner and on the firm’s management committee. He has devoted his 30-year career to representing individuals who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others—having 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. He has received the preeminent AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and has also been honored on the New England Super Lawyers list. Wade sits on the Board of Governors of the International Society of Barristers.

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 207-784-3200.