Richardson, Whitman, Large & Badger
Elizabeth G. Stouder

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(207) 774-7474 |
Elizabeth (Beth) Stouder is the managing director of the firm. She is based in the Portland office. Her practice is focused on civil and commercial litigation, although she routinely advises clients on ways to reduce or limit litigation. She has been trying cases for more than 25 years.

Beth advises and defends clients in the retail sector in all manner of claims and represents those clients and others in defense of allegations involving premises liability, negligent security, false arrest and employment liability. She is the former Chair of the Retail Practice Section of the USLAW Network, a national network of more than 60 independent firms with offices in 45 states with more than 3500 attorneys. She has held several positions within the group and been actively involved in the section’s educational programming for the group for several years. 

Beth defends a wide range of personal injury and commercial litigation. She has an active practice defending asbestos litigation and an active employment practice.
Beth was recently elected President of the Maine Chapter of ABOTA.  She is a member of the Local Rules Advisory Committee for the Maine federal courts and a founding member of the Maine Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, as well as a member of the Gignoux Inn of Court.
Beth has also been active in activities of the Maine bar, having served as a member and panel chair of the state grievance commission and as the former co-chair of the Public Relations Committee of the Maine State Bar Association. She has also been active in the Defense Research Institute (DRI), having served as the Maine State Representative and the President of the Tri-State Defense Association which covers Maine, NH and Vt.

Born in Kankakee, Illinois, Beth graduated cum laude from Middlebury College. She earned her law degree from Temple University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude after serving as a staff member and note editor of the Temple Law Quarterly.

A self avowed tennis junky, Beth spends as much time as possible on the courts, playing in several USTA and club leagues.  She also took up golf which she plays with a great deal more enthusiasm than talent.