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Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Litigation, DUI & DWI, Car Accidents

About Me

I began my practice working as an assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, Massachusetts writing appeals in murder and other felony cases.  I then moved back to Maine and interned at the York County District Attorney's office in Maine.  Following that, I went into private practice, focusing on criminal defense and personal injury.  I was a defense attorney in the longest crminal trial in Maine federal court history and was counsel in US v. FanFan, a recent US Supreme Court Case, which changed federal sentencing laws.


I have been president of the Porsche Club of Maine and race car instructor, and have also raced, and currently own several motorcycles.  I sail and race my sailboat, and have surfed in Hawaii and Central America.  

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Languages Spoken: Hebrew

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. DUI & DWI: 20%
    34 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
  5. Car Accidents: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (20-35%), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Neal is an excellent lawyer. He has expertise in areas of Criminal Law and Personal Injury Law. It has been my experience seeing him at work that he not only gets the job done, but does it with zeal. He is well known around the court house as a lawyer who cares for his clients and argues their case zealously. As a long time resident of his community he has many contacts in the legal profession. As such he has a good working relationship with such people as the DA. That relationship works out well for his clients in orchestrating a plea or more favorable legal decision when the case is not ripe for trial. However, Neal will be the first lawyer to go to court when the case calls for a trial and he usually wins.

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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

32 Saco Avenue
P.O. Box 660
Old Orchard Beach, ME, 04064-0660

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MEAuthorized to practice law198008/13/2015
MAActive197904/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reciprocal - Public Reprimand/Admonishment
    issued in MA, 2004

    updated

    This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Massachusetts.

    Neal’s comment: “This is the same Maine reprimand”

  2. Reprimand
    issued in ME, 2004

    updated

    A reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

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Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Assistant District AttorneyYork County District Attorney1979 - 1980
intern attorneyMiddlesex County District Attorney1978 - 1979

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maine State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
York County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Maine Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
A.F.A.B. v. Town of Old Orchard BeachJudgment for Plaintiff
United States v. Duncan FanFanJudgment for Defendant

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Speaker ForumDUI, criminal law2006