I began my practice working as an assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, Massachusetts writing appeals in murder and other felony cases. I then moved back to Maine and interned at the York County District Attorney's office in Maine. Following that, I went into private practice, focusing on criminal defense and personal injury. I was a defense attorney in the longest crminal trial in Maine federal court history and was counsel in US v. FanFan, a recent US Supreme Court Case, which changed federal sentencing laws.
I have been president of the Porsche Club of Maine and race car instructor, and have also raced, and currently own several motorcycles. I sail and race my sailboat, and have surfed in Hawaii and Central America.
Languages spoken: Hebrew
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Steven Berlin, General practice Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer's work. Neal is an excellent lawyer. He has expertise in areas of Criminal Law and Personal Injury Law. It has been my experience seeing him at work that he not only gets the job done, but does it with zeal. He is well known around the court house as a lawyer who cares for his clients and argues their case zealously. As a long time resident of his community he has many contacts in the legal profession. As such he has a good working relationship with such people as the DA. That relationship works out well for his clients in orchestrating a plea or more favorable legal decision when the case is not ripe for trial. However, Neal will be the first lawyer to go to court when the case calls for a trial and he usually wins.
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Massachusetts.
Neal’s comment: “This is the same Maine reprimand”
A reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
|Assistant District Attorney||York County District Attorney||1979 - 1980|
|intern attorney||Middlesex County District Attorney||1978 - 1979|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Maine State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|York County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|United States v. Duncan FanFan||Judgment for Defendant|
|A.F.A.B. v. Town of Old Orchard Beach||Judgment for Plaintiff|
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|Suffolk University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|Speaker Forum||DUI, criminal law||2006|