Nine Skelton Taintor & Abbott Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers®

AUBURN, Maine – U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have released the 2021 Best Lawyers in America® list. Nine attorneys from the firm of Skelton Taintor & Abbott have been named. Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession. A listing reflects the respect of fellow members of the legal profession as well as the public.

The Skelton Taintor & Abbott attorneys named and their practice areas are:

Darcie P.L. Beaudin, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Amy Dieterich, Employment Law – Individuals

Ronald P. Lebel, Family Law

Sarah C. Mitchell, Family Law

James Pross, Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants

Norman J. Rattey, Real Estate Law

William Skelton, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law

Theodore Small, Construction Law, Litigation – Real Estate

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

These attorneys represent a legacy of excellence at the firm that spans from Lebel receiving his 20th such recognition to first-time honorees Dieterich, Pross, and Skelton. In addition, Jordan Payne Hay was named to the “Ones to Watch” list for the practice areas of Intellectual Property Law and Labor and Employment Law – Employees.

“This recognition represents the standard of excellence that all of the firm’s attorneys embrace and reflects the high esteem we have earned from our colleagues and clients,” said Mitchell, the firm’s president.

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.