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Thomas L. Richard

Criminal defense Attorney at Kennebunk, ME

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State ME
    Acquired 2015
    Status
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About Thomas

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Attorney Thomas L. Richard has spent the majority of his practice representing the criminally accused. Attorney Richard’s experience in criminal defense is wide-ranging, including charges of domestic violence assault, serious violent felonies, drug possession and drug trafficking, property crimes, and drunk driving.

He has represented hundreds of people facing criminal charges during his six years in practice. Attorney Richard has previously served as defense counsel in the Cumberland County Adult Drug Treatment Court, where he gained deep insight into substance use disorder and its relationship with the criminal justice system.

Attorney Richard has successfully tried cases before juries in Southern Maine, and is a passionate advocate for his clients in bail hearings, motions hearings, and sentencing proceedings. He is driven by a strong internal sense of justice.

Attorney Richard is a member of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National College for DUI Defense.

He is a 2014 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. During law school, he clerked for a criminal defense firm and served as a student attorney in the law school’s prisoners’ assistance clinic. He was also a competitor in the National First Amendment Moot Court Competition, hosted by the First Amendment Center and the Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville.

Attorney Richard graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in Political Science.

Tom is a lifelong Mainer, growing up in a small paper mill town in Central Maine. In his spare time, Tom enjoys the Maine outdoors, and spends as much time as possible near, on, or in the water with his family.

Most recently, Tom has begun listening to an ever-growing collection of vinyl records.

Location

The Maine Criminal Defense Group
119 Main Street
Kennebunk, ME, 04043

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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pleasant and Supportive
Tom was professional, easy to work with, and an overall great attorney. My case was resolved with the best possible outcome and I cannot recommend Mr. Richards more! He communicated everything to me using language that was understandable and made me feel very comfortable. Thank you Tom!
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
Wasn’t in the best of spaces and Tom took care of everything so I didn’t have to worry. I had enough going on and he understood what happened and made it a point to have things resolved for me as quickly as possible.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Hired the Right Firm
I contacted Maine Criminal Defense at the end of April to represent me. From then until the resolution of my case, all personnel in the firm, and especially my assigned lawyer Tom Richards, were responsive to my questions and concerns, getting back to me quickly and with clear answers and relevant advice. I believe my case would not have been resolved as favorably if I had not retained their services.
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Posted by Audrey | August 18, 2021
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Happy outcome
These guys really saved me from getting a really bad charge. They were so kind, understanding, patient, and non judgmental. I am so appreciative of them all!
Posted by Alexander | February 27, 2020
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Friendly and knowledgeable
Tom Richard was my public defender. I never had to go to court before and have never been accused of anything so this all was new territory for me. At first I had a different lawyer that made it very clear that I was just another nameless client in his busy day. I had to switch lawyer and my case was handed to Mr Richard. Right from the beginning he took his time, asked what happened and who I am. My case took place in Maine while I actually live 3000 miles away in a different state. Tom maintained contact, informed me about every step along the way and represented me and my desired outcome precisely how we disused. Throughout the entire process Tom advised me with honesty and expertise that ended up leading to the desired outcome of the case. Thank you many times, Thomas Richard, for the humane treatment and superb knowledge of your trade.
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2017
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Excellent attorney.
Thomas was great, the whole hanly law firm was very welcoming and even though they were constantly busy, I felt like I was always there main concern as a client. I was very comfortable during my legal process due to Thomas keeping it real and making every end meet.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Maine Criminal Defense Group
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Rioux, Donahue, Chmelecki, and Peltier
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Hanly Law
  • 2015 - 2018

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Southern Maine
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • The National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Richard is incredibly insightful in dealing with his clients, and will work tirelessly to zealously advocate for his clients. HIs creative thinking helps him come up with the best resolutions for his client, but he's also not afraid to litigate in the courtroom. I wholeheartedly endorse Attorney Richard!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I've known Attorney Richard since he began practicing law over 6 years ago. I've watched him grow as an attorney, both in confidence and measured results, and admire the way in which he conducts himself both inside and outside of the courtroom. He is well-respected by both his peers, DA offices, and the judiciary. He leverages relationships to his clients' advantage, and when necessary, has proven himself to be a tenacious and fierce opponent in the courtroom. While he may "only" have 6 years of experience, the quality of that experience is what stands out and what should really be counted as he's tried cases before juries, judges and countless contested hearings on both the criminal and family side. As such, I whole-heartedly and without reservation endorse Attorney Richard!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tom Richard because he is an effective and diligent attorney who cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tom truly dedicates his time to thoroughly reviewing and preparing for each and every case he has. He works diligently to secure favorable outcomes for clients and is truly an asset to have in our firm when it comes to adequately and compassionately handling difficult situations our clients are facing."
Kennebunk Criminal defense Lawyer Thomas L. Richard
Thomas L. Richard
Criminal defense Attorney
Kennebunk, ME
Licensed for 9 years