Our Commitment to Community

At Skelton Taintor & Abbott, we care deeply about the communities where we live and work. We are part of a civic-minded and charitable tradition that extends back 160 years, and we are proud to contribute to the arts, education, economy and health of central and coastal Maine.

ST&A attorneys currently support:

  • Androscoggin County Bar Association
    By serving as officers of the Association and actively promoting the vibrant talent of the local legal community, ST&A attorneys are leaders of the local bar.
  • Androscoggin Land Trust
    Through countless hours of volunteer work such as serving on the Board of Directors, providing pro bono services, and volunteering at key events, ST&A attorneys have supported ALT and their conservation mission. ST&A believes that ALT’s preservation work serves to enhance the livability and attractiveness of Androscoggin County and provides outdoor recreational opportunities for all who work, live, and play in Androscoggin County.
  • Auburn Business Association
    ST&A sponsors the Auburn Business Association’s Citizen of the Year event, its annual golf tournament and funds for the holiday decorations in downtown Auburn. One of our attorneys has served on the ABA board since 2012 and another has been the President since 2016.
  • Auburn Business Development Corporation
    Throughout the years, many of our attorneys have served on the Board of Directors of this organization that promotes job creation by stimulating Commercial and Industrial Development in the city of Auburn, Maine.
  • The Building Materials Exchange
    ST&A understands the value of home ownership and the benefit of home maintenance and repairs. Through volunteer efforts, our attorneys support this non-profit organization’s goal to offer re-usable, environment friendly building materials at an affordable price.
  • Chamber of Commerce
    As a long-term stalwart supporter of our local Chamber, the largest in the state of Maine, several ST&A attorneys have served on the Board of Directors. Additionally, many have presented programs for local businesses on key legal topics. ST&A regularly sponsors Chamber events and was a founding sponsor of the Chamber Scholarship Scramble Golf Tournament, which raised over half a million dollars in scholarship funds for local students.
  • CM Education Foundation
    Continuing our support for public education, ST&A contributes annually to the CM Education Foundation to fund scholarships for students attending Central Maine Community College. Our attorneys have served on the Foundation’s board of directors and sponsor its annual dinner and scholarship golf tournament.
  • Community Little Theatre
    In an effort to provide education and personal exposure to the art of entertainment in the form of both musicals and non-musical productions; ST&A is proud to support Maine’s “biggest little theatre”. Our attorneys and staff have been performers, have worked backstage in lighting and design, and have served on the Board of CLT.
  • The Dempsey Challenge
    ST&A fields a team every year for this bike and road race to support cancer treatment at the Dempsey Center at Central Maine Medical Center.
  • Maine High School Mock Trial Competition
    We support the attorneys of tomorrow by coaching a team for this statewide competition and by funding an annual scholarship award to a senior member of the Lewiston High School mock trial team.
  • Maine State Bar Association
    ST&A attorneys aren’t just members of the Association—they are section chairs and presenters at MSBA seminars.
  • Public Service in Our Communities
    Our attorneys even dedicate their “off” time to serving their communities.  Some are appointed  to local government boards, including local boards of assessment review. Other attorneys serve on local school boards and other civic organizations.
  • School Athletics
    We have attorneys who take on multiple roles assisting school athletics, including coaching teams even when their own kids have graduated, working on booster groups and taking the role of Head Varsity Ice Hockey Coach at St. Dominic Academy.
  • United Way
    ST&A attorneys have held numerous roles with this community centered nonprofit including Chairman of the Board, Poster Model for the first “Live United” campaign and acting as Cabinet Members. In addition to participating in the United Way Day of Caring volunteer event, ST&A donated an iPad to the United Way Incentive Campaign.