Skelton Taintor & Abbott Attorneys Honored on Super Lawyers/Rising Stars Lists

AUBURN, Maine – Stephen B. Wade from the firm of Skelton Taintor & Abbott has been honored on the 2020 New England Super Lawyers list. Braden M. Clement, Amy Dieterich and Jordan Payne Hay have been named to Rising Stars. All are repeat honorees.

This is the 13th consecutive such honor for Wade, who is named in the area of Personal Injury General, Plaintiff. He has devoted his 30-plus-year career to representing individuals who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others and 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. Wade sits on the Board of Governors of the International Society of Barristers and has received the preeminent AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Dieterich is recognized for the fourth year in the area of business litigation. Prior to joining Skelton Taintor & Abbott, Dieterich was associated with two prominent New York law firms at which she gained valuable litigation experience. She represents individual clients and businesses in commercial disputes, employment and labor law matters, as well as litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings.

Five-time honoree Clement is recognized in the areas of Personal Injury General, Plaintiff.  A strong advocate for his clients, Clement’s litigation experience includes personal injury law, professional malpractice, real estate and commercial disputes, family law and immigration. Prior to joining Skelton Taintor & Abbott, Clement was an attorney at another Maine law firm.

This is the second Rising Stars honor for Hay, in the area of Employment & Labor law.  Hay’s practice at Skelton Taintor & Abbott includes employment law, civil rights, human resources support and intellectual property. She is a sought-after speaker and licensed to practice in both Maine and Massachusetts.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. No more than five percent of the lawyers in each state are selected.

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.