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Timothy E. Zerillo

also known as Tim Zerillo

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


  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

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    Matthew Bowe Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Tim is a forceful and professional advocate who works doggedly for each of his clients. No stone is ever left unturned. I would want Tim on my side no matter the situation.


    Brett Gabor Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

75 Market Street
P.O. Box 7508
Portland, ME, 04112


MEAuthorized to practice law200111/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
New England Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2015
Top 10 AttorneysNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2015
New England Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2014
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
Shareholder AttorneyHallett, Zerillo & Whipple, P.A.2015 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorSaint Joseph's College of Maine2005 - 2007
AttorneyZerillo Law, LLC2000 - 2014
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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