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Dylan R. Boyd

Criminal defense Attorney at Portland, ME

4.9   11 reviews

About Dylan

Learn Dylan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    55%
    State and federal court, trials and appeals; OUI, drug offenses, domestic violence, theft, violent crimes, etc.

  2. Family
    40%
    Divorce, parental rights and responsibilities, child custody, child support, post-judgment motions, etc.

  3. Probate
    5%
    Wills, trusts, estate planning, adoptions, guardianships, conservatorships, etc.

There are two values of practicing law that I have come to appreciate most: overcoming legal challenges and helping people. Over the course of my career in criminal law, I have effectively defended clients against violations of their constitutional rights, wrongful charges, and unjust punishments--in cases ranging from Murder to OUI. I have also counseled and advocated for clients in contentious family matters as well as a variety of other civil and probate cases. In doing so, my diligence, creativity, and skill have allowed me to surmount legal difficulties and achieve justice for my clients.

I was born and raised in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. I attended the University of Vermont and earned a degree in English in 2006. I returned to Maine to attend the University of Maine School of Law. During that time, I published an article in the Maine Law Review and served as the journal's Executive Editor; I also gained real world experience at the Volunteer Lawyers Project and Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic. In 2010, I graduated from law school cum laude and was presented with the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award for Business and Commercial Law. After law school, I worked for five years as an associate attorney at a local law firm, where I gained an extraordinary amount of valuable experience in all aspects of criminal and civil litigation. In 2016, I began my own firm, the Law Offices of Dylan Boyd, in Portland, Maine.

I am licensed to practice in Maine courts as well as the United States District Court for the District of Maine and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  I am a member of the American Bar Association, Maine State Bar Association, and Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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Licensed for 12 years
State ME
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/26/2022

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

Contact Dylan

Dylan R. Boyd
6 City Center, Suite 301
Portland, ME, 04101

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Josh | January 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Dylan and his team are exceptional. You will not be disappointed with the quality of service. I also found his team to be way more reasonable with the cost of their services verse other lawyers I looked at working with. Dylan got me the best possible outcome on my case, I am absolutely thrilled that I chose him and his team to work with for my case.
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2021
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Excellent Value, Fantastic Service
Dylan was personable yet professional. He clearly invested himself in my case and successfully got me an outcome better than I had even hoped for. In my misdemeanor assault case, he managed to win me a full dismissal despite the prosecution's persistency. I always found it easy to contact him, and he offered fair and sensible counsel. I would recommend him highly.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2020
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100% Professional
Came highly recommended, exceeded my expectations. Took time to listen, very clear, communicative, honest and upfront, great team around him of motivated professionals. Everything is followed-up on and their support is fantastic. I recommend him without hesitation and with complete 100% support and thanks! Dylan is Bigtime.
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
I can't thank Dylan and his amazing staff enough for their hard work and dedication to my case. Dylan is on point, highly educated, and well spoken in court. I would recommend Boyd Law to anyone that is in need of an excellent defense and a stand up lawyer. Boyd Law brought my Class A Felony down to a class D misdemenor before the motion hearing, enough said. Thank you again for all your help.
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Posted by Roderick Cook | March 13, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
I hired Dylan to handle my divorce. Not only was he attentive to all my concerns and questions, but he was very confident and knowledgeable reguarding all the variables presented during this seperation. He worked very hard to ensure that I was prepared and was represented well during my divorce proceedings and I truly feel he had my best interest when giving me legal advice and direction. This divorce was very lengthy and complicated and I'm very pleased with Dylan's performance and would highly recommend his representation.
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Posted by Dana | November 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent legal care for out of state client!
Dylan was kind and informative in helping me with my legal situation in Maine while I reside in another state. Working with him was easy and he made sure to give me all of the information that I needed for my case. I highly recommend him to others for all of their legal needs.
Posted by Matt | March 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A superb attorney
I retained Dylan about nine months ago to modify the terms of spousal support. He was extremely detail oriented and meticulous in his research, which made the difference in my case. He was very easy to work with and a solid advocate for me. I would not hesitate to recommend him if someone needs post-divorce representation.
Posted by Trish | October 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life Happens.
Dylan was very diligent in getting things done. He worked hard, and was very responsive. Although, my outcome wasn't ideal, I believe it was the best we could do given the circumstances. He is professional, and a warm, comfortable person to work with. Dylan never judged me, nor did he coerce me into any decisions, but gave the best advice. I would hire him again for any legal matter.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2015
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Great lawyer
Dylan Boyd was a wonderful attorney. Nobody enjoys court but he made it bearable for me. He did everything he possibly could for me and my case. I felt he really invested in my case, when we recieved an offer that wasn't very appealing he was just as upset as I was if not more, as if it were him being charged. I felt this made him very personable, easy to work with and talk to. Ultimately he was a great lawyer and put in all of his effort to get me the best offer possible. I was very satisfied with the work he did for me.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2015
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Family - Child Custody
Dylan is very thorough in his research of a case. He is very thoughtful in his approach on ensuring approximate ands adequate evidence is obtained to support the case. Dylan is also very knowledgeable of the various court proceedings and provides detailed explanations of the process to clients so we felt prepared for every step in the process. He has a very calm demeanor, which helps clients feel secure in his abilities.
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Posted by Jason | March 14, 2018
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Great Experience
I had a tough decision to make after a hard 2 years in a Family Matters case, Dylan was knowledgeable and researched every inch on the case, in the end i decided what was best for me and Dylan was very supportive and understood what ever direction i wanted to take, Not only is he a great lawyer but will not treat you like " Just a Client" but like a good friend. Like all hard times in our lives when Hiring any attorney no matter what it does cost it is worth every penny in the end.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lead Attorney, Managing Member
  • Law Offices of Dylan Boyd
  • 2016 - Present
  • Student Attorney
  • Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Peter J. Cyr
  • 2008 - 2015

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law
  • Juris Doctor, May 2010, cum laude
  • 2010
  • University of Vermont
  • Bachelor of Arts, May 2006
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Criminal Case (SAGCD-CR-17-530) (Client Name Confidential)
  • Case Dismissed
  • Protection from Abuse Case (SPRDC-PA-17-213) (Client Name Confidential)
  • Case Dismissed
  • Criminal Case (YRKCD-CR-16-883) (Client Name Confidential)
  • Felony Dismissed, Plea to Misdemeanors for Time Served
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Associations

  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member of Board of Directors
  • 2018 - Present
  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Outstanding Achievement Award - Business / Commercial Law
  • University of Maine School of Law
  • 2010
  • Cum Laude (Honors)
  • University of Maine School of Law
  • 2010
  • English Department Honors
  • University of Vermont
  • 2006
  • Membership
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • 2006
  • Membership
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (13)
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dylan is a bright, skilled attorney who understands the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dylan Boyd is an aggressive, no-nonsense advocate who gets excellent outcomes for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Boyd without reservation. Dylan is an outstanding attorney and has a proven track record of courtroom success. Dylan has all of the attributes, skill and experience that create great results in every case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Boyd energetically defends all of his clients. He has excellent courtroom skills."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Boyd has accomplished more in a short period than many attorneys in a lifetime."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dylan is an excellent advocate for his clients. I worked with him for three years and know firsthand his skills as a lawyer and his ability to problem solve. I would recommend Dylan for any criminal matter, family matter or personal injury case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dylan is a passionate, intelligent attorney. He is well respected within the criminal defense community in Maine. In all honesty, you really cannot find a better advocate to represent you in any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dylan is a smart, creative and passionate criminal defense attorney who works tirelessly to get the best results possible for his clients. In addition to his robust criminal defense practice, Dylan uses the skills he learned from practicing criminal defense and applied them to family law. He takes a common sense approach in family law that his clients and opposing counsel appreciate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Boyd. Dylan is diligent, knowledgeable and thoroughly experienced in all aspects of criminal defense, which enables him to achieve great results for his clients."
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Portland Criminal defense Lawyer Dylan R. Boyd
Dylan R. Boyd
Criminal defense Attorney
Portland, ME
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation