Richardson, Whitman, Large & Badger
Wendell G. Large

(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 inducted 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.  He 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 boards for the Maine Bar Foundation, the Maine Trial Lawyers Association (now on the Advisory Board), the Maine Bar Association (President, 2006), the New England Bar Association (President, 2008), the American Bar Association (Board member 2014-2017) and the USLAW Network (current Board member).  Wendell has served on the 11 member ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers Professional Liability and is the past liaison between that committee and the ABA Board of Governors.  He is recognized in the current editions of "The Best Lawyers in America", "New England Super Lawyers", "Chambers USA", and "Benchmark Litigation."

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 has served on multiple occasions as Co-Director of the Maine College of Trial Advocacy.
Wendell 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, he has been active in Portland Trails (now on the Advisory Board), a non-profit organization which is developing a 50 mile network of walking and biking trails around greater Portland.