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Joe Lewis

Family Attorney at Portland, ME

4.8   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State ME
    Acquired 2011
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2013

About Joe

Learn Joe’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Family law is the priority for my firm. Divorce, parental rights & responsibilities, post-judgment motions, and support. My goal is to make sure that your rights are protected, and you enjoy a fair outcome.

    12 years

  2. Appeals
    Appeals work is highly specialized. It's critical to pick an attorney who understands the rules, knows the law, who writes well, and can make your case in front of the most important bench in the state.

    12 years

  3. Litigation
    Call Port City Legal to talk about your claim: employment, personal injury, civil rights, and more!

    12 years

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Joe Lewis
c/o Port City Legal
477 Congress Street, 10th Floor
Portland, ME, 04101


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Posted by Kathy | October 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Congratulations Joe on your Pro Bono Award 2018
You are a gifted and proud Fordham graduate. Thank you for your compassion, caring and legal mind. You helped me when there was no hope in my divorce case, and positive results for me as a former spouse. Lynn is wonderful and caring also! I appreciate all your guidance and experience. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Posted by Millie | September 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
A happy, caring, nice person. I felt like I was being spoken to respectfully and truthfully. I appreciated the help greatly. I strongly recommend Joe.
Posted by Tim | February 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
thank you Joe!
Joe Lewis's positive attitude, professional knowledge and efficiency as well as his great personality was a huge help to me! All my worries had vanished within minutes of talking to him.
Posted by Mary | November 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and compassionate
I am extremely grateful to have had Attorney Joe Lewis by my side at a most difficult time. I can never thank him enough for his guidance, support, and generosity in helping me. He was encouraging with his advice while still being respectful of my wishes. Through a most difficult divorce, he was patient with me, professional, and yet with his friendly demeanor and sense of humor, he was able to make me feel at ease and well taken care of; that indeed he did, putting much time and energy into my case. His expertise and talent in the court room at a final hearing was astounding, ultimately leading to an excellent ruling in my favor, under difficult circumstances!
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2015
Joe Lewis is a class act!
Joe Lewis is a very competent and professional attorney. He represented me during my divorce process and was knowledgable of the laws and typical outcomes, and creative in his thinking. He maintains a productive working relationship with the opposing counsel, but can be appropriately firm in negotiations when needed. I also appreciated his kindness and understanding with someone going through a divorce. He helped to put things in proper perspective. Overall, I would highly recommend Joe.
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Posted by Sheena | February 26, 2015
Vet professional and kind.
Joe helped me get my family back together. He did everything in his power to help me out. I Would recommend him to anyone with legal issues.
Posted by Sierra | June 6, 2014
Best Lawyer. Ever.
Joe Lewis helped me through my recent divorce, and I am so grateful to have had him. He's very knowledgeable, friendly, and kind. He was efficient, realistic, and professional- everything you need in a lawyer, but also a joy to interact with. His wonderful sense of humor kept a smile on my face throughout the whole unhappy process. I believe Joe is a natural at what he does, and I can't recommend him enough.
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Posted by Lindsay | August 6, 2013
Amazing lawyer!!
During such hard times and being so stressed out through the whole process, Joe made everything as relaxing as possible. He's such a knowledgeable lawyer and kept communication frequent. I was living in Florida while my case was proceeding in Maine and I was still able to receive quick responses. I highly recommend him!!!
Posted by Susan | November 19, 2012
Joe Lewis
I had post-divorce questions and Joe Lewis was able to answer all of them. He was knowledgeable, direct, and honest.
Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2012
Joe Lewis did an outstanding job!
I obtained Port City Legal specifically Joe Lewis as my attorney in a parental rights and responsibility case. Joe met all my expectations and really made it a positive and affordable experience. I have and will continue recommending Joe as a great lawyer!
Posted by Jason | June 4, 2012
Joe Lewis, a respectable, honest and caring lawyer that takes you seriously and works with you right to the end...
I met Joe Lewis with the misconceptions that all lawyers just want your money. They are ruthless, heartless, and don't care about the situation at hand. From the beginning from the first interaction, Joe made my wife and I feel comfortable. Without even seeing us, he spoke to my wife on the phone for nearly an hour talking about light particulars of the case. This made my wife comfortable as nobody else would even want to take that time to discuss anything. When I personally met Joe, he didn't pressure me at all. He discussed with me my case and gave me his honest opinions on the case and what could be done. I had recently talked to other lawyers prior but I felt from the start he cared about this case. This caring carried throughout the long 7 month journey we went through. Joe was very transparent and honest about different things in my case. He didn't just feed me want I wanted to hear. He gave me sound advice and if something was not going to work, he told me so and we worked out options. Joe believes in realistic attainable goals and this was our success. Joe fought hard for my case and I feel things went very well and always made time for me whenever I needed it. He didn't speak down to me but as equals. I know that without Joe I would have been lost. I think also another plus for me (at least in my opinion) is with Joe being flexible with communication whether it be on the phone or on email, it definitely helps for me as I am a person that is on the go. If you are going for any child custody case (or anything within his field of law for that matter) I highly recommend Joe Lewis to represent you and be by your side through what sometimes feels like a journey that lasts forever with one stress after another. After acquiring Joe, a lot of our stresses were lifted and we let him do his job of helping us with our case and being an ear when I needed it. Thank you so much Joe for helping our family and making it better!
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2015
I wouldn't....
I had high hopes for Joe, until I gave him my money and as soon as he got it he ignored me for over a week. I was very disappointed in Joe, sadly. He is way too inexperienced. I did have a tough case in a way and I think he tried, but I found his response time to me poor and frustrating. I would not hire him again. I would say he is more about listening to himself talk then helping anyone else out. I'm sure he means well. But I was not happy with him at all.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2013.

Reprimand issued in ME, 2013
updated on 04/22/2014

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.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Port City Legal, LLC
  • 2011 - Present


  • University of Maine School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Fordham University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • O'Brien v. Weber (2012 ME 98)
  • Judgment Vacated


  • Maine State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Law School Graduation Ceremony
  • Class Speaker
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Joe
Litigation Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a brilliant attorney. He is both thoughtful and diligent to his clients' needs and goals. On top of that, Joe is highly respected in the legal community. You really cannot get a better family law attorney anywhere on the east coast."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Portland Family Lawyer Joe Lewis
Joe Lewis
Family Attorney
Portland, ME
Licensed for 12 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2013. See details