Ryan J. Rutledge started working at Mills, Shay, Lexier & Talbot under the Rural Lawyer Pilot Project after finishing his second year at the University of Maine School of Law. Prior to attending the University of Maine School of Law, Mr. Rutledge earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Florida where he Majored in Philosophy and Minored in Energy and Sustainability. After graduating from law school, Ryan moved to Skowhegan to start practicing law.

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, Ryan is often asked to explain why he and his wife chose to live and work in Maine. He will tell you that Maine’s friendly, hardworking people and naturally beautiful communities are responsible for the admiration and respect he quickly developed for the State of Maine. After a trip to Maine several years ago Ryan and his wife decided to quit their jobs, moved to Maine, and never looked back.

Ryan’s general legal interests include, but are not limited to: contracts, timber trespass, real estate, boundary disputes, criminal law, and
cannabis law.