Bangor, Maine, January 5, 2020 – Rudman Winchell is pleased to announce that attorneys Caitlyn S. Smith and Mark K. Laverdiere have been named partners at the law firm.

“Caitlyn and Mark have consistently demonstrated they are excellent attorneys and we look forward to their continued contributions to both Rudman Winchell and our clients in their new roles as partners of the firm,” states Chris Austin, Managing Partner of Rudman Winchell.

Caitlyn S. Smith focuses her practice on litigation, primarily in the areas of family and criminal law. Caitlyn is an accomplished and aggressive litigator who has an unfailing dedication to her clients. She establishes strong and lasting client relationships by committing herself to understand each client’s needs and delivering exceptional service tailored to each client’s specific situation.

Caitlyn is an excellent advocate for her criminal and family law clients and has a passion for assisting people through some of the most difficult times of their lives. Caitlyn is “excited and honored to continue to be a part of such an outstanding firm.” She is looking forward to serving clients in her new expanded role.

Caitlyn is active in numerous professional associations, including membership in the Maine Bar Association and serving on the board of the Penobscot Bar Association. Caitlyn is also a member of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the John Waldo Ballou Inn of Court. Additionally, Caitlyn serves on the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee.

Mark K. Laverdiere, Attorney at Law, Rudman WinchellMark K. Laverdiere is a business and real estate attorney practicing in Rudman Winchell’s Business Group. He has been recognized as one of New England’s Rising Stars by the peer-reviewed Super Lawyers. Mark recently joined Rudman Winchell after practicing for many years in Orono, Maine.

Mark represents hundreds of businesses through the State of Maine. He is known for his sound judgment, attention to detail, and focus on providing his clients with good value. His dedication and excellent business sense serve both his clients and Rudman Winchell well. The firm is excited to welcome him as a Partner.

On being named Partner, Mark is quoted as saying:

“I am very humbled to have been voted as a Partner of Rudman Winchell, a firm that has done so much to contribute to the Bangor community over the years. You truly cannot look down any commercial street in Bangor without seeing Rudman Winchell’s handiwork over the years. Be it from helping to usher through major commercial developments in Bangor and its surrounding towns, to helping to sustain charitable institutions in the area. I came to Rudman Winchell because I recognized it as a firm that truly cares about its clients. I am looking forward to playing an active role here for many years to come.”

Mark is an active member of the Maine Bar as well as a member of the United States District Court of Maine. He serves as Treasurer for the Penobscot County Bar Association. He is a Board Member of the Orono-Old Town YMCA.

Since 1917, Rudman Winchell has served the people and institutions of Bangor, the state of Maine, the greater U.S., and Canada. With our vast legal resources, Rudman Winchell provides nationally recognized legal services and competitive expertise rooted in the dedication, loyalty, and sense of fair play for which our region is known.

Rudman Winchell attorneys provide a broad range of legal services, combining the personal attention of a boutique firm with the tenacity and breadth of services typically found in a multi-practice firm. Our attorneys are committed to developing valued partnerships with all their clients, constantly striving to provide sound, effective, and practical counsel and representation for all their legal challenges.

For more information, please contact:

Carin Sychterz, Manager of Business Development
(207) 992-2300

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