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  1. State, Local And Municipal Law: 70%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
  3. Environmental and Natural Resources: 10%


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Rudman Winchell

84 Harlow Street
PO Box 1401
Bangor, ME, 04402-1401


MEAuthorized to practice law198311/13/2015
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Army1987
National Merit ScholarshipRoanoke College1972
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRudman Winchell, Bangor Maine2012 - Present
AttorneyEaton Peabody, Bangor Maine2000 - 2012
Assistant City Solicitor / City SolicitorCity of Bangor Maine1989 - 1999
Government appeals counselUnited States Army Legal Services Agency (JAGC)1984 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Piscataquis County Economic Development CouncilPresident2008 - 2008
Piscataquis County Economic Development CouncilBoard of Directors2004 - Present
Maine Court Unification Task ForceMember (Governor's appointee)1998 - 1999
Maine tax-exempt housing study commissionMember (Governor's appointee)1996 - 1996
U. Virginia School of Law Post Conviction Assistance ProjectMember / project director / executive director1980 - 1983
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maine State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fitzgerald v. City of Bangor, 1999 ME 50, 726 A.2d 1253City's tax lien foreclosure upheld.
Haring v. Prosise, 462 U.S. 306 (1983)Court of Appeals decision upheld. Civil rights suit under 42 USC sec. 1983 was not barred by guilty plea in related criminal case. Last 9-0 Supreme Court full opinion decision authored by Justice Thurgood Marshall.
United States v. Giarratano, 22 MJ 388 (Court of Military Appeals, 1986)Court of Military Appeals rejected rule of per se reversal in unlawful command influence cases, in favor of tailored relief applying the "harmless error" rule of Chapman v. California. Defendants' appeals were later cert. denied by U.S. Supreme Court.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Communities & Banking (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)"Economic Development in Maine - the Piscataquis County Model"2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Roanoke CollegeHistory / Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Maine Summer Bar ConferenceWind Energy Development in Maine2012
Maine Land Conservation ConferenceMaine Eminent Domain Law and Conservation Properties2011
Annual Statewide Manager InterchangeMunicipal Economic Development Tools2011
Legal Issues Involving Local Governemnts CLE programLand Development Process - Drafting Development Agreements2007
Legal Issues Involving Local Governemnts CLE programEthical Dilemmas for Municipal Attorneys2007
CMA quarterly conferenceProperty Tax Exemptions in Maine2004
"Striking a Balance" ForumDevelopment Moratoria / Moratorium Ordinances2004
MSBA CLEMaine State and Municipal Administrative Law - How to Prepare and Present Your Case at the Administrative Level and in Court2003
Legal Issues Involving Local Governments CLE programEthical Dilemmas for Municipal Attorneys2003
Winter Professional Development WorkshopTown and City Manager Contractual Issues2002
MSBA CLEMunicipal Liability Insurance: An In-House Perspective"2001