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Tim has handled several cases for me over the last 10+ years, and I continue to have him represent me to this day. From misdemeanors, to felony, to federal indictment Tim has been willing to work to whatever extent possible for me. He has, on a few occasions, even had impromptu meetings outside of normal business hours with friends of mine who found themselves in trouble. It is apparent that the well being of his clients is TOP PRIORITY. This, along with an incredibly assuring demeanor, diligent work ethic, and vast knowledge of the law make him my first choice as criminal defense attorney.

--Review by a criminal defense client

An assault or battery charge can arise out of a domestic dispute, an altercation between two acquaintances or something as common as at a bar fight. In any case, the attorney you choose to hire can make a difference in your case by plea bargaining, reducing penalties, or getting your case dismissed. At Zerillo Law Firm, we have extensive experience handling assault and battery cases and will thoroughly investigate your case, aggressively defending your interests from the outset through trial.

We are dedicated to your rights and your future. Call now to speak directly with an experienced Portland assault and battery attorney at 207-228-1139.


In most cases of assault, the altercation arose after verbal abuse, a threat or other encounter. In many of these instances, the alleged attacker was only acting in self-defense. Our attorneys will interview witnesses, review police reports, medical documentation, and examine the prior history between the two parties. When our client was responding to the threats or actions of an alleged victim, our goal is to demonstrate to the court and the prosecution that the defendant acted in self-defense.

Our attorneys are experienced in cases involving:

  • Threats and physical attacks
  • Domestic abuse
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Harmful or serious bodily injury
  • Aggravated assault


Our Portland assault and battery attorneys are experienced in investigations, hearings, and handling jury trials. We know how to collect and present relevant evidence to use in your case. We also know that negotiating with a prosecutor may be your best option. Depending on the circumstances of your case or the charges that you may face, our attorneys will pursue a resolution in your best interests. While we are strategic negotiators, we are also prepared to take any case to trial when necessary.

For more information about our services, please call 207-228-1139 to speak directly with a Portland, Maine criminal defense lawyer, or contact us by using our online form.          

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Timothy E. Zerillo Clients’ Choice Award 2017
Timothy E. Zerillo Clients’ Choice Award 2014
10.0 Timothy E. Zerillo
The National Trial Lawyers