About the Firm

Richardson, Whitman, Large & Badger is a litigation boutique with an additional focus in labor and employment law. Over the years the firm has changed in size and scope, but our primary focus of providing superior legal counsel and solving our clients’ problems remains the same.

RWLB is a firm of ten lawyers, many of whom have been in practice for over twenty years. With offices in Portland and Bangor, Maine, the firm represents individuals and corporations throughout the State of Maine. Several of our attorneys are licensed to practice in additional states.

Who We Represent


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RWLB has a longstanding emphasis on litigation. The lawyers at RWLB have taken hundreds of cases to trial and we believe our success rate in the courtroom is unmatched. However, winning trials is only half the story. While RWLB is known for its experience and willingness to try cases, we recognize that nine out of ten lawsuits will be settled or resolved before a verdict. From our initial contact, we work quickly and efficiently to develop a thorough understanding of the facts and legal issues applicable to your case, which positions you to obtain positive outcomes, no matter the forum.

We will give you an early assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Whether we jointly determine that the case is one that should be settled or one that should be tried, we will help you determine what steps should be taken to obtain an advantageous result.

Our attorneys are well known and respected leaders in a variety of practice areas. We handle virtually every kind of case that is filed in a court, including construction, trucking, employment, labor, workers compensation, catastrophic accidents, professional liability, civil rights, commercial litigation, personal injury, premises liability, and family.

RWLB attorneys also represent clients before a variety of state and federal regulatory boards, including the nursing and veterinary boards, the Maine Board of Bar Overseers, the Maine Human Rights Commission, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Board.


RWLB advises and represents clients on all aspects of employment and labor issues, as well as any type of discrimination claims and potential claims.  Our Labor and Employment lawyers counsel a wide variety of clients, from individuals to municipalities, from local family businesses to large national companies.  We prepare company personnel policies and employee manuals and update them whenever needed.  We answer questions on specific situations and help to prevent those situations from becoming claims.  Once a claim is made, we can do the investigation and handle the claim through its filing with the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and any state or federal court.

For more information on our Employment Practice, click here.

Our Team

In addition to our ten attorneys, we have two experienced paralegals and a very knowledgeable staff, most of whom have also been at the firm for many years. Our size and experience allow us to respond quickly and effectively to our clients’ needs.

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