Adam R. Lee
Skelton, Taintor & Abbott
95 Main Street
Auburn, Maine 04210
Adam Lee, an associate with the Auburn, Maine firm of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott, focuses his litigation practice on representing individuals, businesses and municipalities in the areas of:
- Administrative Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Criminal Defense
- Divorce & Family Law
- General Civil Litigation
- Municipal & Governmental
Adam sharpened his skills at crafting persuasive arguments as an All-American debater at the University of Texas and later, as a law clerk in the Maine Superior Court, where he gained valuable insight as to how judges think and reason through arguments in Maine’s trial courts.
Building on that background, Adam represents clients in all manner of litigation, including in employment discrimination cases involving issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Maine’s Human Rights Act. His experience in this area of the law was cultivated during law school in the Vermont Attorney General’s office, where Adam worked in the civil rights unit.
He is also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and defends individuals’ constitutional rights through his criminal defense practice.
Adam’s litigation practice is not limited to representation of individuals. He has litigated many claims regarding a variety of issues for businesses in Maine and out-of-state. Amongst his accomplishments, he has won judgment for a local business following a bench trial in a case involving a contract dispute and successfully litigated an appeal to Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court for a local municipality.
He has been named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” trial lawyers in the state of Maine by The National Trial Lawyers.
Adam is admitted to practice in Maine’s state and federal courts, and he is a member of the Maine State Bar and Androscoggin County Bar Associations.
He grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, spent his teenage years in Houston, Texas, and received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Following college, Adam coached debate and taught communications at the University of Rochester in New York. While earning his law degree, cum laude, from Vermont Law School, Adam was elected to two terms in the Student Bar Association Senate, served as the Negotiations and Client Counseling Board’s vice president and was voted by his classmates to deliver the student commencement speech. He also served as a research fellow in the Environmental Tax Policy Institute and was awarded the Academic Achievement Award in Intellectual Property Law.
Adam is a volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and he has umpired for the Police Athletic League. From April to August, he plays shortstop for his Auburn Recreational League softball team. Adam was elected to the board of directors of the Lewiston Education Fund in 2012.
Areas of Practice: Administrative, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense, Domestic/Divorce, Employment, General Litigation, Media, Medical Malpractice, Municipal and Governmental
Bar Admissions: Maine, 2007; U.S. District Court, Maine, 2008
Education: University of Texas, B.A., 2002; Vermont Law School, J.D., 2007, cum laude
Memberships: Maine State Bar Association, Androscoggin County Bar Association, National Employment Lawyers Association