Rudman Winchell Attorneys Paul W. Chaiken, David C. King, Frank T. McGuire, Edmond J. Bearor, and Blair A. Jones, Named New England Super Lawyers

By Rudman Winchell Attorney

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   October 20, 2014

Rudman Winchell, Counselors at Law in Bangor, Maine is proud to announce that Paul W. Chaiken, David C. King, Frank T. McGuire, Edmond J. Bearor and Blair A. Jones have been recognized by New England Super Lawyers for 2014. Attorney Allison A. Economy has been recognized as a New England Rising Star. The honor is awarded through a statewide nomination process, review of resumes, and peer evaluation.

No more than five percent of all attorneys in New England receive the Super Lawyer recognition. For more information please visit

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.

David C. King a native of Brewer, Maine, is a graduate of Bates College, where he was a Travelli Scholar, and of Boston University School of Law, cum laude, where he served as an Editor of the Law Review.

David is the chair of the Litigation section at Rudman Winchell. He has tried more than 100 cases to verdict in Superior and Federal District Court. He is “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell, the organizations highest rating. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the John Waldo Ballou Inn of Court, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. David also serves as a member of the Maine Civil Rules Advisory Committee, the Governor’s Judicial Selection Committee, the Maine Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee and is a Founding Member, Federal Bar Association, Maine Chapter.

David King’s practice areas include Insurance Defense and Litigation, Employment and Labor Law, and Mediation and Arbitration. He is recognized in Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, and New England Super Lawyers.David is a Fellow of the Maine Bar Foundation. 

Frank T. McGuire is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College and earned his law degree at Northeastern University School of Law. Born in Biddeford, Maine, Frank grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut.  He served as law clerk to Associate Justice Francis J. Quirico of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court before he joined Rudman Winchell in 1980.

Frank advises and represents organizations and individuals in a range of employment, labor, and personnel matters, and in probate and estate matters.  Frank practices regularly in state and federal court, and before the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Maine Unemployment Insurance Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other federal and state agencies.  He is a past president and past secretary/treasurer of the Penobscot County Bar Association.

Frank and his wife Mary Ann live in Brewer, Maine.  They have three grown children.  In civic life Frank is a director and President of the Ellen M. Leach Memorial Home, an elderly congregate living facility, and a director and President of the Brewer Economic Development Corporation.  He served for over 20 years as a commissioner of the Brewer Housing Authority.

Edmond J. Bearor is a Jay, Maine native. He is a graduate of the University of Maine and of the University Of Maine School Of Law.

Ed served as town administrator for Newport, Maine. He is a former member of Maine’s Regional Transportation Advisory Committee and a former co-chair of the Municipal Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association. Attorney Bearor’s practice includes Municipal and Government LawReal Estate Law, and School Law. He has experience with Litigation as well as Mediation cases.

In 2012 Ed was selected as the Best Lawyer of the Year for Land Use and Zoning Law.
Ed has been recognized as a Best Lawyer since 2006, and continues to hold this distinction today. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine in the Public Management program teaching Local Government Law to upper class undergraduates and graduate students.

Ed Bearor has been the Managing Partner of Rudman Winchell since 2010.

Blair A. Jones is a creative, skilled trial attorney with more than 21 years of trial experience in State and Federal Courts around the country. Blair has been recognized for his excellence and skill by his peers, having been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, named as a “Best Lawyer in America” by Best Lawyers and named a New England Super lawyer by Super lawyers Magazine.

Blair concentrates his practice in Products Liability, Trucking litigation, Medical malpractice, Construction litigation, Commercial litigation, Personal Injury and Premises Liability.

Blair’s goals are to provide the very best in creative, aggressive representation of clients in litigation matters with a practical, efficient and effective approach.

Blair is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of Maine and New Hampshire, the State Courts of Massachusetts and the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals.

He is a member of: The Defense Research Institute (DRI), where he is the Vice-chair of the Trial Techniques and Technology SLG of the Products Liability Committee and Vice Chair of the Publications committee for the Trucking Litigation Committee; the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys; the ABA, where he is a past Chair of the Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee of the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS); and he is a past Chair and Maine President of the Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association.Allison A. Economy’s practice focuses on litigation and creditors’ rights matters. She also has experience in commercial lending, finance and real estate law. Allison represents creditors in work-outs and bankruptcies, particularly adversary proceedings. She also represents lenders in various commercial real estate and asset-based financings.

Prior to joining Rudman Winchell, Allison practiced with Stites & Harbison, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2013 she was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star.

Since relocating to Maine, Allison has quickly become active in the community and serves on the events committee for Fusion: Bangor and the planning committee for the American Folk Festival’s Color Bangor. She is also a member of the John Waldo Ballou Inn of Court.

With more than 30 attorneys specializing in various fields of practice, Rudman Winchell provides comprehensive counsel to the people, businesses and communities of Maine.

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Jeff Solari/Manager of Business Development

(207) 992-2628


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