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John Albert McArdle III

Car accident Attorney at Portland, ME

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  • State Years
    Maine - ME 35 years
    Massachusetts - MA 36 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State ME
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1987
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    various orthopedic, neurological and other personal injuries and mental and emotional distress, loss of earning, loss of earning capacity and loss of enjoyment of life due to injures and death caused by negligent operation of motor vehicles

  2. Personal injury
    simple and complex personal injury cases

    36 years

  3. Wrongful death
    general liability, medical, construction and other causes of wrongful death

    36 years

  4. Birth injury

  5. Brain injury
    Closed head, concussion and other brain injuries as a result of physical trauma caused by persons, vehicles or other means

    32 cases

  6. Commercial real estate
    business litigation

    24 years

  7. Medical malpractice
    Birth Injury, Surgical Errors, Failure to Diagnose

    34 years

  8. Motorcycle accident

    29 years

  9. Slip and fall accident
    slip and fall cases and injuries occurring both indoors and outdoors due to snow, ice, moisture, spilled liquids at private premises, commercial parking lots, stores

  10. Spinal cord injury
    nerve compression and compromise matters involving various parts of the body caused by collisions, accidents assaults and other mechanisms of harm

    36 years

  11. Trucking accident
    personal injuries and deaths caused by private and commercial vehicles due to violation of safety standards and codes

  12. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    injuries, physical abuse, sexual abuse death and other injuries due to patient neglect or intentionally harmful acts

    25 years

For over 30 years, John has devoted his career to helping injured people and their families prevail over people, corporations and insurers who would otherwise have the advantage to deny them justice. “It’s an honor and a privilege to fight for and obtain justice for deserving and injured people.”

John A. McArdle, III joined Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman in 2007.

John graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 1984 magna cum laude and Suffolk University Law School in 1987 where he was the Executive Editor of the Law Review. John then practiced at the firm of Sugarman & Sugarman in Boston before returning to Maine in 1989 as a senior associate in a prominent trial practice firm and then opening his own practice.

For more than three decades, John has focused his practice on complex personal injury and professional liability in Maine and Massachusetts. John has considerable experience in technical medical and catastrophic injury cases. John is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College and a member of the Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum.

John is a member of the Maine State Bar Association and Massachusetts Bar Association. For over twenty years John served on the Board of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and is the past President of the organization. John has presented local and national seminars, taught Trial Practice at the University of Maine Law School and coordinated and taught at The Peoples Law School with a mission to teach substantive law to non-attorneys. John is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of Maine and the State of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.


John Albert McArdle III
53 Exchange Street
PO Box 597
Portland, ME, 04112

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Posted by Kara | April 4, 2011
Best Lawyer/Person Ever!
John went above and beyond for me! He is not only an excellent lawyer but an outstanding person! He is very knowledgeable, honest, kind and loyal. My case became quite difficult but he never faltered. He kept his shoulder to the grindstone and got the job done for me. I think a different lawyer would have given up. After my case was finished John was always there for me when I needed any type of legal advice. I think I drove him crazy a few times but his kindness would never let me feel as though I was a bother to him. I have sent many friends to him and they have all been more than satisfied as well as amazed at his willingness to advise freely. I just cannot say enough great things about John. He's with a different firm now but I would recommend any of them because I know John would only work with other decent, honest and diligent lawyers.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • McArdle Law Firm
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Campbell & McArdle
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Attroney
  • Poulos & Campbell
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Attroney
  • Law Offices of Daniel G. Lilley
  • 1989 - 1995
  • Attorney
  • Sugarman & Sugarman, PC
  • 1987 - 1989
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  • Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College
  • Certificate
  • 1995
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984


  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Academy of Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Mainte Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Maine Trial Lawweyers Associaton
  • Member of Legislative Committee
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Assocition
  • Case Review Panelist
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Miane Trial Lawyers Association
  • Editor of Maine Verdicts
  • 2005 - 2011
  • American Association for Justice, Professional Negligence Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Coordinator of Peoples Law School
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Governor
  • 1994 - 2014
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1987 - 2014
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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Executive Editor Law Reiew
  • Suffolk Univetrsity Law School
  • 1986


  • MTLA Newsletter
  • Various articles
  • 2002
  • Suffolk University Law Review
  • Sobriety Roadblocks
  • 1987
  • Suffolk University Law Review
  • Coming to the Nuisance
  • 1987

Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Practice Class
  • Trial Themes
  • 2014
  • Trial Practice Class
  • Trial Themes
  • 2013
  • Pralegaling for Trial Lawyers
  • Paralegaling
  • 2010
  • Better Deposition
  • Better Depositions
  • 2010
  • Legal Ethics
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2009
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Portland Car accident Lawyer John Albert McArdle III
John Albert McArdle III
Car accident Attorney
Portland, ME
Licensed for 36 years
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