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Verne E. Paradie Jr.

About me

Verne was admitted to the Maine and Federal Court Bars in 1999 and the United States Supreme Court Bar in 2003. Prior to Paradie, Sherman, Walker & Worden , 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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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 45%
    17 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    17 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    17 years
  4. Family: 5%
    17 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Anthony K Ferguson

    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.


    Anthony Ferguson Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Heather S Walker

    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.


    Heather Walker Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Paradie, Sherman, Walker & Worden

11 Lisbon Street.
Suite 202
Lewiston, ME, 04240


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyParadie Sherman Walker & Worden2013 - Present
AttorneyTrafton & Matzen2002 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Federal Claims Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maine State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Maine Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. John DoeNot 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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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Franklin Pierce Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Southern MaineN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Trial TacticsJury Selection2014
Advanced Criminal SeminarCoerced/False Confessions2014