Wendell G. Large - Richardson, Whitman, Large & Badger

Wendell G. Large

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 207-774-7474

Wendell's focus is trial work:  jury trials, court trials, arbitration and regulatory proceedings.  He has been trying cases in Maine for more than 25 years.  His cases are not limited by subject matter, but generally have included the defense of professional liability claims (medical, legal, insurance, real estate, architectural, and others), the defense of product liability claims, the defense of commercial transportation claims, and the prosecution and defense of large exposure personal injury claims.  For a number of years Wendell has served as lead trial counsel for one of Maine's largest publicly held corporations.

He has been recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has been certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Wendell has served on the Civil Justice Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court in Maine, the Business and Consumer Docket Advisory Group for Maine, and the governing board for the Maine Bar Foundation. He has also served on the boards of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, the Maine State Bar Association (President, 2006), and the New England Bar Association (President, 2008).  He is in his ninth year as a member of the American Bar Association's House of Delegates and is now serving on that body's Board of Governors.  He is a former member of the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers Professional Liability, and now serves as the Liaison between that committee and the ABA Board.  Wendell is listed in the current editions of “The Best Lawyers in America”, “New England Super Lawyers”, Benchmark Litigation, and Chambers USA.
Wendell has an interest in teaching trial advocacy and has attended teacher training through the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. He has twice served as visiting faculty for the Winter Trial Advocacy Workshop at the Harvard Law School. He also serves as Co-Director of the Maine College of Trial Advocacy.
He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Outside work, Wendell has been active in Portland Trails, a non-profit organization which is developing a 50 mile network of
walking and biking trails around greater Portland.

University of North Carolina at Chapel HillAB 1975University of Virginia School of LawJ.D. 1978
American College of Trial LawyersAmerican Bar AssociationNew England Bar AssociationMaine State Bar AssociationMaine Bar Foundation

Client Comments

"Wendell Large provides excellent representation of insured's in legal malpractice matters. His reporting is timely and thorough. He puts a plan in place and then follows it. He is extremely knowledgeable of the law, the bar, and the bench. Wendell has perfected the art of being a zealous advocate for his clients without compromising his integrity or his civility. He is a true class act, who deserves his outstanding reputation throughout Maine."

"I have been working with attorney Wendell Large for more than six years, and I continue to retain him to represent Maine physicians and nurses who find themselves involved in medical malpractice actions. Wendell is a very knowledgeable, experienced, and seasoned trial attorney, who routinely receives high praise from his clients for his efforts on their behalf. I count on Wendell's counsel and I appreciate the good results he achieves. I look forward to many more years working with Wendell Large."

-Michael Vaughan
ProMutual Group

Office Location

465 Congress Street
P.O. Box 9545
Portland, ME 04112-9545
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants of the Portland-ME Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants of the Portland-ME Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants of the Portland-ME Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants of the Portland-ME Metro Area
Wendell G. Large has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Wendell G. Large has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Wendell G. Large has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Wendell G. Large has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants (Liability)