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Kristine C. Hanly

About me

Kristine is the Managing Partner at Kristine C. Hanly & Associates, a boutique law firm in Portland, Maine specializing in Criminal and OUI Defense, and Family Law.  Kristine and her staff pride themselves on creating custom strategies for every client, and applying their expertise to bring positive outcomes during the most difficult times of their clients' lives.


Prior to focusing on criminal defense, Kristine worked for the Appelete Chief for the United States Attorney's Office in the District of Maine, and in the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office. 


Since opening her office, Kristine has leveraged her past experience to provide high quality representation for hundreds of defendants. She ensures that the rights of her clients are upheld through any and all legal proceedings, and that their voices are heard.


In addition to her private practice, Kristine serves as the liason for the Cumberland County adult treatment program, and serves as a retained defense attorney for several local labor groups.


Kristine is joined at Hanly & Associates by attorneys Alison Meyers and Thomas Richard, and paralegal Kristina Joyce. 


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    6 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
    6 years
  3. Family: 10%
    4 years
  4. Federal Crime: 5%
    6 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Dylan R. Boyd

    Kristine is an excellent lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system and works hard for her clients.


    Dylan Boyd Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Zachary M. Paakkonen

    I endorse Kristine Hanly. Kristine is a hard-working and zealous advocate for her clients.


    Zachary Paakkonen Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Hanly Law, LLC

217 Commercial Street
Suite 205
Portland, ME, 04101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
Golden Hammer Award for ServiceHabitat for Humanity of Greater Portland2011
Pro Bono Service AwardUniversity of Maine School of Law2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Advisory Committee On Rules of Criminal ProceedureMaine Supreme Judicial Court2016 - Present
Managing PartnerHanly Law, LLC2010 - Present
Court Appointed CounselMaine Commission on indigent Legal Services2009 - Present
Defense Attorney LiasonCumberland County Adult Treatment Court2012 - 2016
Student AssociateCumberland County, Maine, D.A.'S Office2009 - 2009
Student AssistantU.S. Attorney's Office2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maine State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionChair2016 - Present
United Way of Greater PortlandCommunity Goal Setting Board2015 - Present
Maine State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Maine Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Cumberland County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Maine vs. (Name Withheld)Dismissed on Day of Trial
State of Maine vs. (Name Withheld)Jury Trial: Not Guilty
State of Maine vs. (Name Withheld)Reduced Penalty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maine School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Colby CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Law- Visiting Speaker SeriesFourth Amendment Protections2013