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Paul W. Chaiken

Paul W. Chaiken


Paul W. Chaiken is a graduate of Boston University and the University of Maine School of Law. At the request of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, he chaired the task force rewriting Maine's Code of Professional Conduct, the ethics rules for attorneys in Maine, which rules were implemented in August 2009.

In 2002 he was appointed by Maine Governor Angus King to serve as one of Maine's three Commissioners to the Uniform Law Conference, the national organization which writes and seeks enactment of such uniform acts as the Commercial Code, the Probate Code, and numerous business codes. He was reappointed by Governor John Baldacci in 2008, and by Governor Paul LePage in 2012.

Paul is a past president of the Maine Bar Association. He served two terms as chair of the Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence. He currently chairs the Court's Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct. Prior to joining Rudman Winchell in 1977, Paul served as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Maine. By appointment of the Bangor City Council, Paul is a Commissioner of the Bangor Housing Authority, currently serving as the Board's Chair.

Paul Chaiken's practice areas include Employment and Labor Law, Insurance Defense Law and Litigation.

Bar Admissions

Maine, 1975
U.S. District Court, District of Maine, 1975
U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, 1994
U.S. Supreme Court, 1985


University of Maine School of Law
Portland, Maine, 1974
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, 1971
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Major: Political Science

Memberships and Affiliations

2010, 2011 and 2012 Chambers USA Guide Leading Individual

Highest ratings from Martindale Hubble

Super Lawyer of New England

Selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2011

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