Tim Zerillo is a civil and criminal trial attorney. In 2019, Top Rated Local named his law firm the #1 law firm in Maine. For the last three years, Tim Zerillo was listed in the "Best Lawyers In America." He been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of their “Top 100” attorneys. He has been elected to New England Super Lawyers every year since 2010. He is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is only the second Maine lawyer to ever serve on the Board of Directors of NACDL, and is the first lawyer elected to the Board in over 25 years.
Attorney Zerillo's practice focuses primarily on criminal defense and civil litigation for plaintiffs and victims. Attorney Zerillo's career has reflected a strong commitment to represent the injured and the accused.
Tim has represented people from all walks of life and throughout Maine. He has represented actors and athletes, lawyers and doctors, lobstermen and laborers. Tim's cases are notable and have at times been the subject of national, and even international, media coverage. He achieved a rare federal dismissal of a drug conspiracy charge for a United States soldier who gave up his life as a Los Angeles drug dealer to fight as a soldier in Afghanistan. He was co-counsel in the Anthony Sanborn case, in which a 70-year murder sentence was vacated after a five-week trial. Tim has been featured in newspapers throughout Maine and the United States, including the Boston Globe and New York Times, the Daily Mail in London, and in magazines such as Vanity Fair.
Attorney Zerillo is the Author of the book Defending Specific Crimes. He wrote the book to help other lawyers across the United States learn how to defend various types of criminal cases.
On the civil side of his practice, Attorney Zerillo regularly handles complex tort, personal injury, wrongful death, and civil rights cases in which the damages to his clients have been significant. He has represented those who have suffered amputations, paralysis, and other serious injuries in accidents that were not their fault. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Tim was an Allstate Insurance Company claims representative. He uses his knowledge of the insurance industry to help his clients achieve the best results for their injuries. He also handles complex "bet the house" business litigation and family disputes.