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Verne E. Paradie Jr.

Personal injury Attorney at lewiston, ME

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State ME
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Verne

Learn Verne’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Car accidents, vaccination injuries; slip and falls, medical malpractice, products liability.

    25 years

  2. Criminal defense
    All areas of criminal defense in both Federal and State Court including Operating Under the Influence, Homocide, Gross Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Assault, Drug Trafficking, Burglary, Theft and others.

    25 years

  3. Litigation
    Whistleblower Act claims, Workplace Discrimination, Shareholder disputes, Protection from Abuse matters, Probate Court litigation and others.

    25 years

  4. Family
    Divorce, Parental Rights and Responsibilities, Child Support

    25 years

Verne was admitted to the Maine and Federal Court Bars in 1999 and the United States Supreme Court Bar in 2003. Prior to starting Paradie, Rabasco & Seasonwein , Verne was a partner at Trafton and Matzen since February 2002, and he practiced for 2 years with the firm of Gosselin, Dubord and Rabasco in Lewiston, Maine.


Verne’s practice has been in general litigation with a focus on personal injury, vaccination injury, criminal defense, appellate matters, and family matters. He has worked diligently in obtaining compensation for those injured in motor vehicle accidents, at day care facilities, slip and falls and from the administration of vaccinations. In the courtroom, Verne has secured many not guilty verdicts for criminal clients, including those charged with Operating Under the Influence, Criminal Threatening, Assault, Murder and others. In 2005 Verne was admitted to the United States Court of Federal Claims, where he assists individuals who have been injured due to adverse reactions to vaccinations.


Along with being a criminal defense attorney and personal injury lawyer in Maine, Verne is also an active member of his community, having served as a City Councilor in the City of Auburn, as a Board member of the Auburn/Lewiston YMCA, Central Maine Health Ventures and the Auburn Suburban Little League. He is an active supporter of youth sports in the community, volunteer coaching for football, basketball and baseball.

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Paradie & Rabasco
217 main street
Suite 202
lewiston, ME, 04240

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Paul | March 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer in Maine
Verne is a very smart, hardworking attorney who doesn't quit. We had several setbacks in our petition to the vaccine court, and they denied our petition. Verne believed in us and worked harder and longer to appeal our case. Verne's knowledge of the law and loyalty to his clients resulted in a WIN!!! Verne made history. We thank him from the bottom of our hearts. My husband's severe injuries have left him pretty much destroyed physically but his mind is eased because he feels vindicated by this win. I'm writing for my husband because he is unable to -
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Posted by Melinda Collins | February 2, 2017
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Vern Paradie is the BEST!
Attorney Paradie handled my a personal injury case that occured from an auto collision accident. Vern is an attorney who cares about his clients. My case was complicated and involved a lot of different factors. Vern went above and beyond his duties as an attorney to reslove any isssue/problems that arose from this accident. When I was having problems with my job, he stepped in and he didn't have to. When I had questions or concerns, Vern would return my calls quickly to answer my questions. I couldn't have asked for a more knowlegable, professional, caring gentlemen to have represented me. After a long complicated case, Vern spent an extensive amount of time litigating my case which resulted in an a settlement that was beyond my expectation. I am blessed and proud to say that I had Vern Paradie for my attoney and I would recommend Vern Paradie to anyone who needs an attoney for which I described above. Thank you Vern for all you have done.
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Posted by Joseph | July 25, 2016
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Verne Paradie is awesome!
Verne has been the best lawyer I could ask for. I am in Mass and went through a divorce out of Maine and he took care of me through the whole process being so far away for over 6 months. I would recommend Verne to anyone at anytime!!!
Posted by Jessica | March 28, 2016
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Vern Paradie Review
On behalf of my minor daughter, who was 15 at the time of our petition to vaccine court, I sought out Vern Paradie's services as he was recommended by another local law firm who does not handle vaccine cases. Our case was challenging as the vaccine that injured my daughter is new and not many cases have been herd. There were no cases won yet for my daughter's particular condition. Vern helped my daughter and I, by word and deed, feel validated and secure that he was going to do everything in his power to help our case be heard in court and to ensure fair compensation was paid. He did not ask for erroneous monies upfront or otherwise as I had heard happen from other families from lawyers that they hired for their vaccine case. He was honest about the risk we were taking by not settling but respected our wishes to tell our story in court and seek fair compensation for her injuries. Vern stood up for us in court, hired an excellent expert to testify on our behalf and we did win our case. I highly recommend the services of Vern Paradie. ~Jessica RN
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Posted by Mickayla | March 27, 2016
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Vaccine Injured Case
As of Janurary we have won our case, though we haven't come to a settlement yet we will fairly soon, and I am more than happy with the job Verne has done for us. It's been a long process and what had happened was quite tramatizing, but through it Verne was very supportive and knowledgable. Me and my mother definitely recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2015
Cannot say enough
Over the last four years Verne has represented me in a very long case and I feel I could not have asked for anyone more knowledgeable. There were times when I was ready to give up and Verne kept me centered and on point. His work was very reasonably priced as well as paid off in the end. I would recommend him to anyone knowing that Verne gives it his all and makes you feel like you are his only client.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2015
A lawyer that cares
Mr. Paradie handled a vaccination case for me in regards to a settlement. He was excellent in every manner and I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable, professional, caring man. He kept me in the loop and would contact me frequently about the status of the case, and a lot of times it was on his personal time. He guided me through the process and in the end we were victorious in our case. I cannot say enough good about Mr. Paradie.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2015
Incredibly helpful and knowledgible.
We had a very sudden and difficult issue that transpired late one night. I had not known Verne nor had we had any previous experience. We called him late one evening. Verne was willing to provide advice and guidance. He was right on-target with his advice and guidance. The next day he made time available to guide us through the legal process. Verne was knowledgeable and skilled. He was able to lay out the year long process and probable outcome. He was able to provide reassurance and a plan. The outcome was great. . I would not hesitate to recommend his services and firm.
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Posted by steve | November 19, 2013
facts about verne and his team with you , and the respect i know people have for him as a lawyer.
he is always polite and respectfull, to everyone involved , but he is also quick to react to surprises. his knowledge of the laws are inpecable , i felt that he believes in the laws but is honest to say alot of laws need work to make trials more fare for all parties involved , i fell he gave me 100 % in my trial . i felt he treated me with respect and dignity even tho my charges were herendous , he reviewed my case and was on it like white on rice , lol . i feel verne is very simpathetic to everyone involved and believes in the truth in any case , i feel he is like that because he believes in his clients , i see it as when verne seeks justice for his clients he hols no limitations for his client , viewing his track record , i dont care if he is court appt . / we know this state never pays anyone what there worth , lol , or if your paying him a million dollars , he thives on showing you that your as good as a client no matter who you are . i dont thing verne knows much about the us currency , jokeing , but he knows people and law , but most of all he know respect for his fellow human being , p.s. also he loves a challange big or small , he thrives on tricks and people trying to pull a fast one on him or his client , i dont think he has a delay button , he is very quick to react , and i notice when he catches them doing that he pops right up and says or does what he needs and usually ending any problem fasy , he is also a kill-em with kindness kind of guy , anyways i could keep going , but ill end this with saying verne , you are a good lawyer as well as an awesome human being , verne thank you for all your hard work and caring about me and my family , my wife and kids have the upmost respect for you , and no matter the out come of my trial our fealings as a lawyer and human being will never change. thank you all again from the bottom of my heart , ,,,,,,,,,,,,,steve
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Paradie & Rabasco
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Trafton & Matzen
  • 2002 - 2012


  • Franklin Pierce Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Southern Maine
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. John Doe
  • Not guilty all nine counts
  • John Doe v. Department Health Human Services
  • $177,000.00
  • **** v. Department of Health and Human Services
  • $100,000
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  • United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Trial Tactics
  • Jury Selection
  • 2014
  • Advanced Criminal Seminar
  • Coerced/False Confessions
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Verne
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Verne is very knowledgeable and aggressive for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Paradie for close to 20 years. He is well respected and very knowledgeable. I wholeheartedly endorse him as an effective attorney who will do a great job."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Verne is an excellent criminal defense attorney with over 15 years of experience. Verne has tried numerous jury trials over the years in federal and state courts and has argued before the Maine Law Court more than 20 times. Verne also represents plaintiff's in vaccination cases throughout the country. He is one of just a few attorneys in the State of Maine who is admitted in the Federal Court of Claims."
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