Randall E. Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Portland, ME

Shaheen & Gordon, PA
 | 75 Pearl Street, Suite 205
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 877-628-6783
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1971
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Randall E. Smith is a nationally recognized trial law attorney who handles complex medical negligence and product liability cases. As counsel at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., he represents clients in Saco, Maine, and throughout northern New England.

A graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law, Mr. Smith is admitted to practice in the state courts of Iowa, Maine and Maryland, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

In his more than four decades practicing law, Mr. Smith has been involved in numerous significant cases. Early in his career, he represented women who were injured by a defective birth control device in a case that was eventually resolved with the creation of a $2.47 billion trust fund to compensate victims of the device. One of Mr. Smith's cases involving endoscopic surgical equipment eventually went to the Supreme Court of the United States. In another case, Mr. Smith appeared before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, where he advocated on behalf of both adults and children who sustained negative health effects after receiving influenza vaccinations. Mr. Smith also successfully defended a company against claims that its products caused more than 300 shipyard workers to sustain mesothelioma and asbestosis.

Rated AV Preeminent* by the attorney peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Smith is a leader in a number of professional organizations. He is a member of the Maine State Bar Association and has served on various committees for the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. He also serves on the board of directors for the American Board of Trial Advocates and is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 50%Personal Injury - Products


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Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019

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About Randall Smith

Admitted: 1971, Maine

Professional Webpage: www.shaheengordon.com/Attorney-Profiles/Randall-E-Smith.aspx


  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of: Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Elected National Board of Directors of the American Board of Trial Advocates for two year term beginning in 2015
  • Awarded Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rating by peers—highest rating attainable
  • Named the Best Lawyers' Portland, ME Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year" and Portland, ME Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year."
  • Appointed to AAJ Counsel of Presidents to serve 2014 through 2016
  • Elected President of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association for the 2014/2015 year
  • Selected New England Super Lawyer many years

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Civil Rules Committee
  • Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Iowa, 1971
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL), Member
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2014 - 2015
  • Judicial Liaison Committee
  • Maine Bar, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1995
  • Silicone Breast Implant Litigation Group, Maine liaison to the steering committee
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association Executive Committee, Board of Governors
  • Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • U.S. District Court District of Maine, 1971
  • Maryland, 1998
  • Maine Bar Association, Board of Governors


  • Violette v. Smith & Nephew Dyonics
  • Lohr v. Medtronic, Inc.

Educational Background:

  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, B.A., 1968
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Office Location for Randall E. Smith

75 Pearl Street
Suite 205
Portland, ME 04101

Phone: 877-628-6783

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Last Updated: 7/17/2019

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