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We are excited to announce that Rudman Winchell has expanded into a second location in Ellsworth, Maine. Our talented team will now be
strategically closer to better serve the Downeast area, providing the same dedication and quality of service that our clients have come to expect.

What Sets Rudman Winchell Apart


Experience You Can Trust

Our firm is composed of attorneys that are among the most respected in the state. Newer associates are mentored daily by a team of skilled and experienced partners. Together our attorneys expertly practice in a wide variety of law giving you the confidence that we can counsel you on the complicated or the straightforward. Rudman Winchell has the specialization your matter deserves.

Serving Central Maine since 1917

With more than a century of service to the people and communities of Maine, Rudman Winchell has a reputation of quality legal counsel. Our firm is large enough to negotiate complex real estate and business deals, fight for your rights in the courtroom, or advise a loved one on their estate, yet small enough to provide excellent individualized service for your legal needs.

Comprehensive Legal Resources

Rudman Winchell has the resources, personnel, and legal expertise to settle your case effectively and affordably. Our 30 plus attorneys specialize in over 40 areas of law which means that there is always a legal expert available to answer your questions, saving you time and money.

A True Strategic Partner

Finding the right attorney can be difficult. We are committed to developing valued relationships with all of our clients and strive to provide sound, effective, and practical legal counsel. From there, we craft the intelligent, creative, cost-effective and winning solutions for which we are known.


Rudman Winchell's Practice Groups

Business & Corporate

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

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Individual & Family

Rudman Winchell attorneys provide expert guidance on matters involving all aspects of Maine individual and family law.

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Estate Planning & Elder Law

Rudman Winchell’s experienced attorneys are here to guide you through all aspects of establishing a will and/or trust.

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Rudman Winchell’s experienced Employment and Labor attorneys advise clients on preventive strategies and positive solutions.

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

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

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Personal Injury

A serious injury changes your life in an instant. Rudman Winchell has the necessary resources to seek the compensation you deserve.

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Real Estate

Rudman Winchell has a broad Maine based real estate practice. Our real estate attorneys provide full services for property acquisition, disposition, and leasing for timberlands, commercial, waterfront, condominiums, and many other types of property.

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A lawfully pre-existing nonconforming property is a use, structure, or lot that existed lawfully prior to the enactment of the zoning ordinance. These properties have to have been continuously maintained since the effective date of that ordinance, even though it doesn’t meet the standards the ordinance for its particular zoning district. But what does this really …

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First Circuit Court Affirms – Residency Requirement for Medical Marijuana is Unconstitutional

On August 17th, 2022, The First Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine last year, which held that the residency requirement found under Maine’s Medical Marijuana Act was unconstitutional. Maine enacted the Maine Medical Marijuana Act (“MMMA”) in 2009 to authorize the sale and distribution …

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Attorney Kristi C. Trafton joins Rudman Winchell Law Firm

Bangor, Maine, August 29th, 2022: Rudman Winchell is pleased to announce that attorney Kristi C. Trafton has joined the firm as part of our real estate and municipal law teams. Kristi has previous experience as a title attorney in the Bangor area. Kristi graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelors’ degree in political …

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