Prominent firm hires 2012 Maine Law grad Laura Rideout

Laura Rideout, a 2012 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, has joined the Preti Flaherty law firm as an associate, and will practice Environmental Law.

Preti Flaherty is one of the largest firms in northern New England, with more than 90 lawyers and offices in Portland, Augusta, Concord, N.H., Boston, Bedminster, N.J., and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.preti.com. Rideout will work from the Portland office.

Rideout was a summer associate for Preti Flaherty in 2010 and 2011. She has interned at the United States Attorney’s Office, Appellate Division, for the District of Maine. Rideout also previously served as Assistant to the Director of the Center on Politics & Foreign Relations at Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, in Washington, D.C.

A Maine native, Rideout earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science, with honors, at the University of California, Davis.

Rideout graduated, cum laude, from Maine Law in 2012. She was executive editor of the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal, competed in the Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, and traveled to France in 2011 as a participant in Maine Law’s annual Franco-American Legal Seminar. Rideout lives in North Yarmouth with her husband, Seth.