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William T Bly

About me

I've been practicing law for over 10 years with a special focus on DUI defense.  I am passionate about the law and I strive to provide my clients with a vigorous and effective defense.  I understand that any criminal charge is a life altering event and as such, it's important to be a good listener as well as a communicator.  I work hard to communicate effectively with my clients, the DA and the judge in order to obtain the best possible results.  I'm a results oriented attorney, which is ultimately what my client's care most about.


On a personal note, I moved to Maine from NJ in 2001.  Since I've been here such a short period of time, people tell me that I still have a bit of that "Jersey accent".  


I'm an avid skier and fly fisherman.  I actually look forward to the winter and lament the coming of summer as I'd prefer to be mashing moguls to sitting on the beach.  However, the winter doesn't last forever, which is why you can find me on a remote stream or river chasing big trout and salmon throughout the summer and fall.



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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
    12 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
    12 years
  3. Federal Crime: 5%
    12 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info


50 Adams Street
Biddeford, ME, 04005-2691


NJAdministrative - Not authorized to practice200506/25/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Best of Portland 2010The Portland Phoenix2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ADA InternCumberland County District Attorney's Office2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Criminal Association Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Maine Association of Trial LawyersMember2006 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2006 - Present
Maine State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Maine Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
York County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. J.R.Not Guilty following jury trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Aspatore Book publicationDefending DUI Vehicular Homicides Cases2012
The DWI Survival GuideTop Ten Mistakes to Avoid in a DUI/DWI/OUI Case2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maine School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Rutgers UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Small Firm & Solo Practitioner SymposiumIns and outs of managing a law practice2010