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Michael Whipple

Criminal defense Attorney at portland, ME

4.2   5 reviews

also known as Michael Brockway Whipple

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State ME
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

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Michael Whipple has been an attorney at Hallett Whipple since 2003. Attorney Whipple focuses on trial work, emphasizing state and federal criminal defense. He is a member of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) and a member of the National College for DUI Defense.

Prior to joining Hallett Whipple, Attorney Whipple was an Assistant District Attorney in Portland, Maine. Attorney Whipple handled all levels of felony and misdemeanor cases as a juvenile and adult prosecutor. He prosecuted many OUI cases and instructed cadets at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy on the proper protocols for handling OUI investigations. Attorney Whipple's experience is unparalleled, and he draws on this extensive background in the District Attorney's office each time he defends a client of Hallett Whipple.

A seasoned trial lawyer, Attorney Whipple aggressively pursues each case. He works closely with clients and their loved ones and devotes the time and energy necessary to construct an effective defense. Attorney Whipple has dedicated his practice to representing fellow citizens accused of committing crimes. He is committed to defending and protecting his clients throughout the criminal process.

Attorney Whipple graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. degree in Political Science and Philosophy in 1995. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School in 1998. He is admitted to Practice in the Maine Federal and State courts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.


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Michael Whipple
6 City Center Suite 208
portland, ME, 04101


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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case of oas, probation violation with oui probation 3+ priors.
I wanted to leave Mike Whipple a review based on how he handled my case with ease. Mike is the only lawyer in Maine that enters the court room and everyone knows how good he his without question including the judges, prosecutors and law enforcement of every agency. I put my family’s life basically in his hands and he handled every minute of my case as if it were his own with complete confidence. I was facing two charges.. one for oas with oui probation and a probation violation that could have possibly ended me up in jail for months. He not only had my oas dismissed but got my probation violation down to no penalty with no jail time at all. When I met Mike I could tell right off the bat that I wanted him on my side by his sheer intelligence and knowledge of the court room, laws and how the prosecution works. He has worked both as a prosecutor and lawyer so it plays hand and hand. I would recommend Mike to anyone that is feeling like their life is coming to an end due to some small or even large criminal matter you might be facing. Although Mike and I met thru my court case situation I will always look at him as a great friend to my family and my self. My hats off to you Mike and whoever chooses to have you on their side! Thank you more than I can ever show to put this all behind me!
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Posted by Greg | July 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sheer professional grace
My case was convoluted, difficult. Mike is dedicated and compassionate and put me at ease. At trial, he owned the room, sharp but natural, accessible. Jury loved him. I was innocent though it was muddled and could have gone against me. Highest of praise for Mike!
Posted by tim | June 25, 2015
Wonderful Litigator and Former Prosecutor
Michael Whipple is a former Prosecutor in Cumberland County and long-time criminal defense attorney. He is a wonderful and trustworthy choice for your criminal defense and family law matters.
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2014
Mike Won A Very Difficult For Me. I'm Forever Grateful To His Dilligence And Solid Dedication To Understanding My Case.
My case was an extremely difficult Family Matter gone very bad. My ex accused me of a gross behavior that lead to me facing 20 years in jail and the loss of my child at the time of this matter. There were mental health issues with my ex and a number of other things that lead to this accusation being made against me. I was scared and felt that I was undoubtedly going to jail over something that was patently a false allegation but nonetheless ended up with me being arrested and put in jail and thrust into the legal system facing the most serious type of charges just below murder. The biggest blessing of my life, during this time, came when I called Mike Whipple and met with him in person. The questions he asked, the details he sought, the information he wanted was in places I never would have thought of. The people he brought into the case and areas he explored in my life was stunning. Mike was able to look at the situation from the eyes of a well versed legal consultant and see the holes in what my ex was saying in the accusation. Mike knew my case because he studied the facts. Then he presented those facts masterfully in the courtroom. His dedication to my case the truth and his integrity are stunning! When I sat and watched him question my ex, I remember thinking, I'm glad he's on my side. Mike was able to systematically, piece by piece, take the lies and break them down into easily seen twists and turns that were clearly seen as nothing more than full on lies and misrepresented facts that my ex had stated. The biggest moment came when my ex specifically lied about the night in question and Mike allowed that lie to go on and on. He was then able to come back around and confront my ex, while on the stand about that lie. Because Mike new my case so solidly and confronted my ex while on the stand about this lie, there was nothing my ex could say to the court other than, "Your Honor I just lied". Michael Whipple holds a very special place in my life. Not only did I win the case but I won the right to have my child back in my life. I can't express anymore gratitude than what I've expressed here. The facts were on my side and Mike knew it. Mike knew how to study the case, question the statements made, then knew how to present them. My life has only continued to improve and I thank Mike daily for his diligence and tenacity. God Bless.
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
You can't defend anyone if you are unable to remember details of a case.
Seemed like a great guy until we started facing judges. He knew there was no audio in the intoxi-loc area(@the sheriff department) and he also knew that is where my case was. But he won't tell you that when you give him the retainer. When it comes time for court, don't be surprised when he forgets details. Also, expect appointments to be made and expect him not to show up. More than once.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Hallett Whipple Weyrens, P.A.
  • 2003 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1998 - 2002


  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Colorado
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995


  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Michael for years. I recently tried a case against him. I found him to be a terrific trial attorney. More importantly, I felt that he handled a delicate matter with maturity and calmness that helped to diffuse a tense courtroom battle. I highly recommend Michael."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mike works doggedly on behalf of his clients, knows the rules of criminal procedure inside and out, and brings creativity and quick thinking to his practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mike is an aggressive, experienced attorney who never quits fighting for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Excellent lawyer."
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