Bangor, Maine, January 1, 2022 – Rudman Winchell is pleased to announce that attorneys Candace T. Augustine and Stephen W. Wagner have been named senior counsel. Candace and Stephen have been promoted to this senior position because of their deep understanding of their practice areas and their record of success on behalf of their clients. Candace’s experience and knowledge in her practice areas have widened the options of estate planning and Medicaid planning solutions for our clients. Stephen’s top-tier advocacy skills are only shadowed by his ability to take complex legal matters and turn them into practical and easy-to-understand solutions.

“It takes years to reach this position in the law firm, and the professional integrity and work ethic of both attorneys Augustine and Wagner are reflected in this promotion,” states Chris Austin, Managing Partner of Rudman Winchell. “Both Candace and Stephen embody the firm’s commitment to excellence, and we are very pleased to promote them.”

Candace T. Augustine is a senior attorney practicing in Rudman Winchell’s Estate Planning Practice Group. Candace works with her clients on matters including estate planning, elder law issues, Medicaid benefit planning, protecting assets related to the receipt of Medicaid benefits, long-term care issues, estate and trust administration, the preparation and administration of special needs trusts and public benefit eligibility, and more generalized asset protection planning. She serves as a trusted advisor and looks forward to continuing to serve her clients in her new role.

On being named Senior Counsel, Candace is quoted as saying: “I really look forward to this opportunity Rudman Winchell has given me. When presented with the offer of becoming Senior Counsel, I jumped at it knowing I would be supported and encouraged to create a practice that both met my personal growth goals and met the firm’s overall goal of being at service to the community.”

Stephen Wagner is a member of the firm’s Municipal and Land Use Practice Group. He represents private and public sector clients before judicial and administrative bodies in the areas of municipal, land use, and environment law. Clients and colleagues especially appreciate Stephen’s calm demeanor and strategic approach to finding pragmatic solutions to challenging municipal and land use disputes.  Stephen is looking forward to continuing to serve our clients in this new role.

Rudman Winchell has served the people and institutions of Bangor and the state of Maine since 1917. Rudman Winchell provides comprehensive legal services as well as trust administration and strategic business planning through its affiliated services, Maine Fiduciary Services and Starboard Leadership Consultants. We are intimately connected to the communities in which our attorneys and staff work and live.

Our team serves on over 50 boards within the community, and the firm frequently contributes to local nonprofit organizations. With over two dozen attorneys and two convenient locations, the firm continues to provide nationally recognized legal services and expertise rooted in sound, effective, and practical counsel.


For more information, please contact:

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

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