John A. McArdle, III

For 30 years, John has devoted his career to helping injured people and their families prevail over people, corporations and insurers who would otherwise have the advantage to deny them justice. “It’s an honor and a privilege to fight for and obtain justice for deserving and injured Mainers.”

John A. McArdle, III joined Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman in 2007.
John graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 1984 magna cum laude and Suffolk University Law School in 1987 where he was the Executive Editor of the Law Review. John then practiced at the firm of Sugarman & Sugarman in Boston before returning to Maine in 1989 as a senior associate in a prominent trial practice firm and then opening his own practice.
For 30 years, John has focused his practice on complex personal injury and professional liability in Maine and Massachusetts. John has considerable experience in technical medical and catastrophic injury cases. John is a graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College and a member of the Million Dollar Advocate's Forum.

John is a member of the Maine State Bar Association and Massachusetts Bar Association. For over twenty years John served on the Board of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and is the past President of the organization. John has presented local and national seminars, taught Trial Practice at the University of Maine Law School and coordinated and taught at The Peoples Law School with a mission to teach substatute law to non-attorneys. John is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of Maine and the State of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. John is married and lives in Freeport.


BA University of Massachusetts (1984)
JD Suffolk University Law School (1987)

Bar Admissions

Maine State Courts (1989)
U.S. District Court of Maine (1989)
Massachusetts State Courts (1987)
U.S. District Court of Massachusetts (1987)
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1989)
United States Supreme Court (1991)


Maine State Bar Association
Maine Trial Lawyers Association Member
Board Member 1994-2014
President 2011-2012
Massachusetts Bar Association

Contact Information

Phone: 207-775-1020 (ext. 218)
Direct Dial: 207-420-3857