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Timothy E. Zerillo

Timothy E. Zerillo

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Federal Crime, Family, Divorce & Separation… more 

About Me

I am pleased to represent individuals with cases throughout the State of Maine, in both federal and state courts.  In addition to a busy law practice, I am a husband, father of 2, and part-time basketball coach!  For more about Zerillo Law, LLC, please visit or visit my blog


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Personal Injury: 25%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Federal Crime: 20%
  4. Appeals: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Amy Theresa Robidas

    Tim is an extremely talented attorney, who has the expertise to represent clients at the highest level. Tim treats all clients with respect regardless of what they are accused of. He has a superb understanding of the law and is an exceptional trial attorney. He is intelligent, tenacious, and will fight to get you the best result possible. Without question, if you are accused of a crime, you want Tim on your side.


    Amy Robidas Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Matthew F. Govan

    I am successor counsel in a family matter where Tim was representing the client before me. When I went to the District Court to abstract the legal file to assess the case, I was impressed with Tim’s work. The pleadings were thorough and his advocacy skills were apparent. I was equally impressed with Tim's quick response and the ease at which he worked with me to transition the case. I have known for some time that Tim is a top-notch criminal attorney, I now know he is a top-notch family law attorney as well. It takes a talented attorney to show such proficiency across multiple practice areas. Tim is the type of attorney whose phone rings (and gets picked up) when a fellow attorney is looking for an answer to a tough legal question or for someone to bounce ideas off.


    Matthew Govan Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

103 Exchange Street
P.O. Box 17721
Portland, ME, 04112


MEAuthorized to practice law200105/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
New England Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
President's AwardMaine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2012
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2012
New England Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
New England Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
New England Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorSaint Joseph's College of Maine2005 - 2007
AttorneyZerillo Law, LLC2001 - Present
Claim RepresentativeAllstate Insurance Company1995 - 1997

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maine Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2009 - Present
Maine Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident-Elect2008 - 2009
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Maine Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2001 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
Maine Lawyers Review“The Police Are Knocking On My Client’s Door and I Don’t Practice Criminal Law – What Do I Do?”2012
Maine Law Review“Confrontation Clause Update after Michigan v. Bryant”2012
Maine Lawyers Review“Confrontation Clause Rights in Maine in Domestic Violence Cases”2010
Maine Lawyers Review“Melendez-Diaz Requires Maine Restructure the State’s Presentation of Evidence in Operating after Suspension Trials”2010
Maine Lawyers Review“Pre-Charge Defense of Child Sexual Abuse Allegations”2009
Maine Lawyers Review“Criminal Law: Go Beyond the Maine Criminal Rules for Exculpatory Evidence”2008
Maine Lawyers Review“Criminal Law: Yes Virginia, Grand Jury Transcripts Do Exist”2007
New England Journal of International & Comparative Law“Equal Protection and Due Process in the First Circuit for Criminal Aliens in Deportation Proceedings: Another Reason to Vacation Overseas”2001

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England Law BostonLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of New HampshireEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Annual Seminar“Collateral Consequences and Firearm Rights”2012
York Bar Association Conference“Domestic Violence: Collateral Consequences of Domestic Assault Convictions”2011
St. Joseph's College“Critical Issues in Criminal Justice"2011
York and Cumberland County Bar Associations“Zealous Advocacy in Criminal Defense”2009
Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers CLE 2009"Attacking the Medical Evidence in Child Sex Abuse Cases"2009
York and Cumberland County Bar Association"New Horizons in Setting Conditions of Release"2008
Maine Association of Criminal Defense CLE "Hit Hard, Hit First: Criminal Defense for the Modern Practitioner,""Ethical and Practical Considerations of Replacement Counsel"2008

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