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Edward Rabasco Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Lewiston, ME

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State ME
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

    37 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Personal injury

    37 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Social Security & Disability
    Assist clients in appealing Social Security Disability denials and obtaining benefits.

    37 years, 1,750 cases

  4. Workers compensation

    37 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Probate

    26 years, 300 cases

Ed has expertise in many areas of practice, including Social Security Disability, SSI, Workers’ Compensation, Criminal Law, OUI, Drug cases, and most criminal practice areas. In addition, he has expertise in Personal Injury law, Divorce and custody and civil litigation. A graduate of Boston College and the University of Maine School of Law, cum laude, Ed has been a trial lawyer for 33 years. He has represented thousands of people in Disability, Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury law, Family law and Criminal law cases. He has obtained millions of dollars in benefits, settlements and jury verdicts for his clients.

Ed’s legal expertise and experience has resulted in him being appointed to the Maine State Bar Association, Fee Arbitration Commission and Medical Malpractice Screening Panels. Ed practices in all Courts in Maine including Federal Court and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Ed is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives, the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, the Maine State Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

Ed has served on the Lewiston Planning Board acting as its Chair. He currently serves on the RSU 16 School Committee, which represents Poland, Minot and Mechanic Falls. He is the Moderator for the Town of Poland. He has been a long time youth league sports coach. He has coached local youth, including his own children in baseball, soccer and basketball. He has also coached students in mock trials sponsored by the Maine State Bar Association. Ed is a marathon runner and certified scuba diver.


Law Offices of Paradie, Seasonwein & Rabasco
217 Maine Street Suite 400
Lewiston, ME, 04240


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Posted by Shanna | June 21, 2018
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A Fantastic Attorney
Ed was a life saver for me during a very stressful time in my life. He calmly walked me through the legal system. He was always available to talk with me. He fought for me when I really needed it. He was thorough and thoughtful. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. You will not be disappointed.
Posted by Shirley | November 5, 2015
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Great Social Security Disabilty lawyer
I had Ed represent me on my Disabilty appeal. He was always available to meet with or talk on the phone with. You could really tell that he cared about me and my family. He got my doctors to give him the information to help win the case. He prepared me well for the hearing with the judge. I won right on the spot at the hearing. Without him I would have been lost. If you have a Disabilty case, you should hire him.
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Posted by Pam | October 3, 2015
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Highly Recommend
I had a child support case that was very involved and had trouble really understanding the system. I decided to have Ed Rabasco help me through it. I am so glad I did. He was thorough and just what I needed to get through it seamlessly. I would most certainly recommend him and would turn to him for help again if needed.
Posted by Tammy | September 22, 2015
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Knowledgable - Excellent Lawyer
I had numerous questions about having a will drawn up, and Ed was able to answer all of them, in detail. Prior to contacting Ed, I was unsure of how extensive of a document I wanted to have created. He not only made me like each of my questions were valid and important, he also took the time to go over what was most important to me - essentially the reason I was seeking a will. His reputation in the area is spot on, and based on my experience, I highly recommend Edward Rabasco for legal advise and representation.
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Posted by Anita | September 21, 2015
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Aggressive Lawyer
Ed was so helpful in resolving my divorce and custody cases. He is thorough and precise. He is fearless and will have your back at all times. I am very pleased with his work. I have already recommended him to my friends and family and will continue to do so.
Posted by Paul | September 21, 2015
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Excellent Attorney
Ed Rabasco is one of the most skilled attorney's I have ever met. He is aggressive when he needs to be. He is also compassionate. He was very good at resolving my case and I am very happy with the result. He was very helpful with my Family Law and custody case. I will recommend him to everyone I know.
Posted by Donna | September 19, 2015
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The Best Attorney
Ed Rabasco is the finest attorney I have ever dealt with. He is knowledgeable, intelligent and effective. He helped guide me through my disability claim and my workers' compensation case. I received a large settlement and won my disability case. He kept me informed and prepared me well. He is an attorney that everyone should hire.
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Posted by Richard | May 7, 2015
Trustworthy Attorney
I am pleased with my service from Mr. Rabasco. He has been a tremendous help to our family. He answered all my questions and concerns in a timely manner, and did not hesitate to update me. He is very honest and dependable. I would recommend him for all your legal needs.
Posted by Dave | May 4, 2015
Excellent Legal Advice
For the past 20 years Edward Rabasco, Jr has provided our family with sound legal advice. From a traffic violation to an estate settlement, he has demonstrated knowledge and professionalism. Highly recommended.
Posted by Patricia | April 29, 2015
Outstanding Attorney
My attorney, Edward Rabasco, Jr, provided me with solid legal advice and assisted in working out a settlement for our family. He is an amazing attorney, a true professional. He provides great results and resolves issues quickly. Edward, thank you for your compassion, attention to detail and taking time to address all my concerns. I absolutely recommend his legal services.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-275 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Paradie, Seasonwein & Rabasco
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hornblower Lynch Rabasco & Van Dyke
  • 2005 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Gosselin Dubord & Rabasco
  • 1987 - 2005


  • University of Maine School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Boston College
  • Undergraduate
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dockham v. Bettcher
  • Large settlement
  • State of Maine v. Jerome Smith
  • Not Guilty
  • Jones v. BIW
  • Large settlement
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  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Volunteer
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ed. Attorney Rabasco is one of the most effective attorneys in Maine. He is well respected and liked by his peers. His reputation in the legal community is outstanding. He is always well prepared. His results are comparable with the best attorneys in Maine. I have worked cases against him. He understands the issues and has the respect of all the judges. He is very focused. His peers understand that he is quite capable and he is not to be underestimated. At the same time he is fair and reasonable. I send potential clients to him in a variety of practice areas regularly. He is very knowledgable in Social Security Disability, Workers' Compensation, Criminal, Auto Accident and Family Law. You will be well represented if you hire Attorney Rabasco. I highly endorse him him."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ed Rabasco is one of the most effective Social Security Disability/SSI, Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury attorneys in the State of Maine. He is very thorough and prepared. He has practiced for 28 years. His client's regularly speak highly of him. I enthusiastically endorse him."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ed has extensive experience and success in handling Social Security and Worker's Compensation cases."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ed is an excellent and experienced lawyer who specializes in the areas of social security disability and worker's compensation. Both areas of the law are complicated and require a well versed attorney to secure success."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ed is the authority on Workers Compensation in Maine."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Lewiston Criminal defense Lawyer Edward Rabasco Jr.
Edward Rabasco Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Lewiston, ME
Licensed for 36 years