Rachel E.S. Thompson

Rachel Thompson focuses her practice on municipal and land use matters.  Before coming to Rudman Winchell, she worked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta, Georgia, as a staff attorney specializing in appellate jurisdiction and for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court as a law clerk for the Honorable Andrew Mead; in both roles, she worked on a variety of criminal and civil cases.  She applies her experience working for federal and state appellate courts to provide counsel on the unique challenges facing her clients.  This experience has also helped develop her keen attention to detail.

During law school, Rachel spent a semester working at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government in Athens, Georgia, where her work focused on municipal affairs.  In particular, she assisted in revising a city charter and researched blight tax policies in municipalities across Georgia.

Rachel relocated to Bangor after her husband accepted a faculty position at the University of Maine.  She is excited to get to know and become active in the local community.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and cats, reading, board games, and exploring the outdoors.