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Rudman Winchell is a full service law firm serving the people, businesses and communities of Maine. With our vast legal resources and more than two dozen attorneys located in Bangor, we become a true strategic partner with the clients we serve.

Rudman Winchell's Practice Groups

Individual Family

Rudman Winchell attorneys provide expert guidance and on matters involving all aspects of Maine individual and family law including Divorce, Probate, Elder Law, Wills and Estate Planning.

Business Corporate

Rudman Winchell business attorneys regularly represent clients in all aspects of business and corporate law.

Litigation Trials

Rudman Winchell’s trial lawyers have extensive experience in both federal and state courts in a vast array of civil matters as well as criminal defense.

Municipal Government Law

Rudman Winchell represents clients' interests in administrative and enforcement proceedings before government agencies and boards, including appeals.

Insurance Workers Compensation

Rudman Winchell’s insurance law attorneys offer specialized representation to insurance companies and their insureds.

Real Estate Property

Rudman Winchell has a broad Maine based real estate practice. Our real estate attorneys provide representation of banks and other lending institutions

Employment Labor Law

Rudman Winchell’s experienced Employment and Labor attorneys advise clients on preventive strategies and positive solutions in Maine labor and workplace law.

Timberlands Natural Resources

Rudman Winchell is located in the heart of Maine's industrial timberlands, and is a trusted partner of the timber industry and other natural resource based enterprises.

Healthcare Hospitals

Rudman Winchell provides a comprehensive array of legal services to clients in the health care industry, throughout the state of Maine.

From the Attorney's Blog


From the Attorney's Blog

New Maine Law Distinguishes Service and Assistance Animals and Seeks to Curb Abuse

  A recent change to Maine law seeks to clarify the law regarding service animals and combat a perceived increase in misrepresentation of pets as service animals.  The new law, which took effect July 29, 2016, creates a distinction between “service animals” and “assistance animals,” and also increases penalties for misrepresentation of animals as service or assistance animals. The change implements the recommendations of a legislative task force created in 2015, amid rising concern regarding misrepresentation of pets as service animals, and surging complaints of discrimination based on the use of service animals.  The number of discrimination complaints received by the Maine Human Rights Commission increased from 7 complaints in 2012 to 37 in 2015.  Those 37 complaints were greater than the number of complaints received by the Commission based on sexual orientation, religion, or pay inequality based on gender that year. The new law, P.L.  2015, ch. 457, creates a distinction between “service animals” and “assistance animals.”  Service animals are dogs individually trained to do work or perform tasks for individuals with disabilities, directly related to their disability, such…

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