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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

From the Attorney's Blog

Your Appeals Questions, Answered

The trial court has entered judgment in your case. Now what? This series of articles will examine some common questions on appeals to Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court (or Law Court) in civil cases. What is the Law Court? Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court is the highest court in the state judicial system. Seven judged (called justices) make up the Court. The Court’s main job is to decide appeals of judgments made by Maine’s trial courts. When it is acting in this role, it called the Law Court. What Does an Appeal to the Law Court Involve? The appeals process takes place in three phases: Filing the appeal and assembling the factual record, Briefing by the parties, and Consideration by the Law Court The following is an overview of what happens in each phase. Filing the Appeal and Assembling the Factual Record To ask the Law Court to review the judgment in your case, you or your lawyer must file in the trial court a document called a Notice of Appeal. The trial court will send the court’s file, which contains all…

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