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Matthew Dillon Bowe

Criminal defense Attorney at Brunswick, ME

5.0   15 reviews
  • State Years
    Maine - ME 18 years
    Arizona - AZ 16 years
    Massachusetts - MA 18 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State ME
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2008
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2005
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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The Law Office of Matthew D. Bowe has become a trusted name for quality, aggressive legal representation for clients in Brunswick, Bath, Portland, and surrounding communities in Maine. Our law office specializes in defending clients with criminal or OUI charges. Attorney Bowe has the trial experience, creativity and work ethic to get the best results for his clients. You can depend on him for expert counsel and to always be available when you have any questions or concerns regarding your case.

After interning at the York County (Maine) DA’s office while in law school, Mr. Bowe began his own solo practice in 2006. From 2006-10, Mr. Bowe took state and federal criminal appointments and child protection appointments in Maine. He’s represented criminal defendants throughout Maine in jury trials, and clients that have been found not guilty by Maine juries in sex offense, domestic violence and driving cases.

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Matthew Dillon Bowe
18 Pleasant St.
Brunswick, ME, 04011

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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2021
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Awesome lawyer
Matt was awesome to deal with and handled my case amazing. He was professional and super nice to talk to. I would highly recommend Matt.
Posted by Eric | November 4, 2019
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Mathew Bowe
Mathew is a master at his profession. He has evaluated my options and communicated them to me clearly. His knowledge and communication skills are excellent. I would (and have) highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2019
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Very knowledgeable and responsive.
I was arrested on an OUI, but i was positive i was not under the influence. Matthew got my story, got the police report, and got right to work helping me. Ultimately, he got my charges dropped. He was super calming and personable the whole time, and was great to work with. I was terrified when I was initially charged, and was hugely relieved after one or two conversations with Matthew
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2018
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Great Lawyer
Matthew Bowe did a great job for me on my case and helped me to get the charges dismissed
Posted by Gaston | September 25, 2018
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He is an excellent lawyer
I had a complicated case of criminal driving speed ticket charge in Maine against me,because i was a canadian. The day before the court he made an agreement with the DA. They dropped the criminal charge. Thank you M.Bowe.
Posted by Steve | February 14, 2018
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Outstanding Legal Services
Matthew helped me with a very complicated case. His services were outstanding, and he got very serious charges reduced to a traffic ticket. I cannot stress enough how professional and capable this attorney is. In addition, he is a very genuine, nice guy. Matt, I can't thank you enough!
Posted by Luke | June 8, 2017
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The Best Lawyer Ever
He knew my case from the beginning was probably going to be difficult. I spent many phone calls and in-person conversations just going over my case when we knew it would be months, if not a full year before it would be concluded. But throughout the entire time, Matt was very helpful and answered every question we had. If he didn't know the answer he would tell me and try to figure it out. He was very proactive and from the very beginning started to discuss strategy in how to get through the cases successfully. He never sugar-coated anything and was very honest about everything. Not only was he actively trying to help me through this, but he often called and checked up on me just to see how I was doing. His knowledge and understanding of what people go through made him sympathetic and willing to listen. In my experience, this made him the perfect advocate for someone like me, who is just trying to prove my innocents. He helped the truth to win in court and against all odds with DHHS. It was an absolute pleasure to work with him.
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Posted by Randilei | June 7, 2017
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You did an amazing job. I'm very thankful for what u were able to do for me. I appreciate it a lot. I'm happy with the communication that you did. Thank u again for all your help.
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2015
Calmed my nerves
Matthew Bowe was terrific. I wish I'd talked to him when I'd first received my summons to appear in court over a traffic issue, as I'm sure he would have stopped my case from proceeding past an initial court appearance to get a hearing date. But when I realized that court is no place to be without a lawyer, Matthew got on board right away, met with me asap, did all the research and investigative work (in unpleasant conditions!) on my case to help bring my case to a satisfactory close. He was always on time, always called me back quickly, laid out the possible outcomes very clearly, and made sure he knew what outcomes I was comfortable with, and kept me from spending a whole lot more money and time. He made what had been a very unpleasant experience, tolerable. Though I hope never to have to go to court again, I highly recommend him and would turn to him right away for help, if needed.
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Posted by Sarah | October 14, 2014
Matthew Bowe was excellent! He helped me with a criminal assault case this past summer. He was very knowledgable and helpful. He kept me very well informed and quickly updated with any new information on the case. I would definitely recommend Mr. Bowe to anyone in need of legal help.
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2014
Great lawyer for those seeking effective legal representation
Mr. Bowe was professional and knowledgeable throughout the duration of my experience with him. He made it a point to keep me informed and was transparent of his litigious intentions and the honest options of my case from the very beginning. I would definitely recommend Mr. Bowe and his office to those seeking effective legal representation.
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Posted by Steven | August 29, 2014
OUI Defense
Matthew did a great job with my OUI case and kept me informed throughout the process of all options. He was very knowledgeable and did a wonderful job explaining everything. Even after my case had ended he continued providing assistance and advice which was greatly appreciate. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2013
Wonderful Lawyer!
I hired Matthew Bowe when I was at risk for losing my drivers license. It was a matter of forms getting sent to an incorrect address. Matthew was able to prove this in court which resulted in my drivers license not being revoked.
Posted by Lauren | December 9, 2013
Very professional
Mr. Bowe was extremely helpful in my case. He made himself available to me at all times, and answered every little question I had about what was going on. He kept me informed every step of the way and made sure that I didn't stress out about things during the process. I would highly recommend his services to anyone needing help. He is knowledgeable and experienced and a real good person to have on your side. If I ever need a lawyer in the future, or even need to recommend a lawyer, he would be my choice.
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Posted by Michael | September 20, 2012
Matt Bowe, crusader for justice
After being falsely accused of several heinous crimes, Matthew Bowe worked with me tirelessly to clear my name of all charges. He is extremely knowledgeable of how the legal system works, and this helped immensely as I was entering a world I was completely unfamiliar with. He kept me updated every step of the way through the due process, keeping me well informed of what to expect and when to expect it. All charges were cleared because Matt handled the case with extreme caution, professionalism and expertise. An excellent criminal defense attorney to turn to when the system falters against your favor.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Matthew D Bowe
  • 2006 - Present
  • Intern
  • Your County District Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Teacher
  • St. Sebastian's School
  • 2002 - 2005


  • University of Maine School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Boston College
  • MA - Masters
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jason Begin v. Laura Drouin


  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2010 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Pozner on Cross: Advanced Techniques Using the Chapter Method
  • Pozner on Cross: Advanced Techniques Using the Chapter Method (CLE Attended)
  • 2022

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (14)
Endorse Matthew
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matt Bowe because he is a smart and diligent lawyer who has achieved great results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a knowledgeable advocate who isn't afraid to take on tough cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Bowe is a smart, hardworking attorney who will absolutely work diligently to obtain the best possible result in any given case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Matt Bowe is an extremely smart and dedicated criminal defense attorney and I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Bowe. Matt is diligent, knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of criminal defense, which enables him to achieve great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the opportunity to work together with Attorney Bowe on several cases and have witnessed first hand how hard he works for his clients to get desired results. I endorse Attorney Bowe."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Brunswick Criminal defense Lawyer Matthew Dillon Bowe
Matthew Dillon Bowe
Criminal defense Attorney
Brunswick, ME
Licensed for 18 years
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