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Unmatched Commitment to Our Clients' Best Interests

  • Here it is, the moment of truth and Tim stands up for you. You’ve heard about bad lawyers and you don’t know him other than a name on a website. But you look up, the judge’s eyebrows perk up, he smiles and says, “Mr. Zerillo, it’s nice to see you.”, and th - Anonymous
  • He operates at the highest level of professionalism, but doesn't hesitate to rip his opponents to shreds when warranted - Anon
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  • Best lawyer in Maine! - Former Client

Criminal Defense Lawyers in Portland, Maine

We Fight for the Best Possible Outcome

There are two major problems with the criminal system as it currently stands: many innocent people are charged with crimes they didn’t commit, and people who have committed an offense are overcharged by the prosecution. At Zerillo Law Firm, it is our job to protect our clients’ rights and secure the best possible outcome for their situation. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys in Portland know what’s at stake for our clients because they take the time to speak with them on a regular basis. We keep our clients updated about the case and learn more about them so that we can focus on what’s most important.

Call us today at (207) 618-6555 or contact us online to request an appointment.

You Always Need a Lawyer After Being Arrested

No matter what the circumstances of your arrest are, it is crucial that you hire an attorney. Whether you are positive the court will find you innocent or guilty, these situations are never as clear-cut as they appear. It is the prosecutor’s job to make defendants appear as guilty as possible, and the truth often gets obscured by overly aggressive rhetoric. There is always more to a criminal case than what appears on the surface, and it is your attorney’s job to ensure that your side of the story is told and protect you from unjust charges.

Criminal defense cases we handle include:

We Also Handle Appeals

In some cases, you can appeal a verdict after it has been rendered if there is evidence that your trial was mishandled. Our team handles appeal cases in Maine's Supreme Court, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. We have successfully reversed court verdicts for several criminal cases.

You only have a short amount of time to appeal a verdict, so if this is the route you want to go be sure to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. Our team can review your case and help you decide if you are eligible for an appeal.

Call (207) 618-6555 to schedule a consultation at Zerillo Law Firm today. Our Portland criminal defense lawyers serve clients throughout Maine.

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We Don’t Back Down from a Fight

Zerillo Law Firm stands up for the underdog. We will not tolerate bullies, and in this day and age some of the biggest bullies are corporations, insurance companies, and even our own government. It is important to us that we always do what’s right and fight serious charges on behalf of our clients. Our clients trust us to do what’s right and we don’t take that trust lightly. We will tell your side of the story and will not back down until we win on your behalf. Our lawyer is confident, passionate, and holds himself to a higher standard. Watch our video to learn more about our practice.


Recent Victories

Committed to Pursuing the Best Possible Result
  • Felony Reckless Conduct Case Dismissed
  • Manslaughter Case Dismissed
  • Assault on an Officer Case Dismissed
  • Murder 70 Year Sentence Vacated
  • Drug and Assault Case Not Guilty
  • Felony Marijuana Trafficking Case Dismissed
  • Heroin, Fentanyl & Cocaine Trafficking Felonies Felonies Dismissed
  • Felony Assault Case Dismissed
  • Assault Case Dismissed
  • Aggravated Trafficking Case Dismissed

A Team You Can Trust

6 Reasons to Choose Us
  • Over 20 Years of Experience
  • High Quality Legal Service Focused on Results
  • Respected by the Legal Community
  • Trusted & Recommended by Hundreds of Clients
  • #1 Ranked Law Firm in Maine*
  • Same Day Consultations Available

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