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Peter W. Evans

Family Attorney at Portland, ME

3.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Maine - ME 34 years
    Massachusetts - MA 34 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State ME
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1990
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    All aspects of protection from abuse and harassment, restraining orders, divorce, post-divorce modification and enforcement: property division, child custody and visitation, parenting agreements, child support, spousal support, antenuptial agreements and post-divorce planning.

  2. Criminal defense
    Specializing in representing both victims of abuse and defendants of protection from abuse and harassment cases, and restraining order cases; drug cases, sexual assault cases and other criminal matters.

  3. General practice

  4. White collar crime

  5. DUI and DWI

A 1989 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, Peter is admitted to practice in Maine and Massachusetts and to the U.S. District Court (District of Maine), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit as well as all other Maine Courts. He is a member of the American, Maine State and Cumberland Bar Associations and a charter Member of the Maine Associate of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 


The depth of Peter's 25 years of legal knowledge is apparent in every matter he undertakes for his clients. His experience is diverse and ranges from international child abduction cases under the Hague Convention to motor vehicle violations and protection from abuse and harassment matters. He does not shy away from difficult, complex, or challenging cases requiring extensive research and insight. A determined and tireless advocate for his clients, Peter is also well known by clients and peers alike for his diplomatic style.


Peter has cultivated positive professional relationships with those who work within the criminal justice system--not always the case among criminal defense attorneys. It speaks directly to a collaborative and professional style which enables him to produce the best possible outcome for his clients.


The law firm of Peter W. Evans Attorney at Law, LLC is ready to serve as you trusted counsel, advocate and ally in navigating a complicated legal world.


Specializing in protection from abuse, protection from harassment, restraining orders matters; all types of family law matters, criminal defense and general law.



Peter W. Evans
75 Pearl Street
2nd Floor
Portland, ME, 04101-4101

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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2015
I've used Peter twice to help with with court appearances and making (what proved to be false) accusations from the police go away. Each time he was great, explaining clearly each step of the process and minimizing anxiety and stress. Not only was he completely successful in having all charges dropped and my record clearled but was extremely reasonable in costs. Fully recommend
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2015
Trustworthy and easy to work with
I have no complaints about working with Peter. He was quick to communicate any changes in our case and worked hard towards our goals. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peter Evans is not worth his bargain price
Mr Evans was recommended to me when I needed help with a family issue and was low on funds because he offers bargain rates. wasn’t worth it. Endedup losing more money because I had to go hire another attorney to take over. Time had been lost by trying to work with Mr Evans. He’s SO disorganized and comes from a personal angry place about his own life that clouded our interactions and his advice. It was awful and I didn’t know how awful until I hired another attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
disorganized forgetful
I had to find another lawyer. Peter Evans missed a scheduled court date and missed appointments.


  • Hourly Rates $ 225-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)


  • University of Maine School of Law
  • 1989


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Charter Member
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  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Exceptional Service Award
  • Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Section/Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Application of the Hague Convention to Family Law Cases in Maine
  • 2015
  • Continuing Legal Education Series
  • Protection from Abuse Cases
  • N/A
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Criminal Defense Issues
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Evans' realistic and outcome-focused approach to family law is refreshing. He manages to provide good outcomes for his clients while also deescalating potentially tense situations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Evans. Peter is diligent, knowledgeable and thoroughly experienced in all aspects of criminal defense, which enables him to achieve great results for his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Peter is a joy to work with. He is realistic and fair, which are both essential in easing long-term tension between parties."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Peter Evans for 25 years. We faced off on a boatload of criminal cases back in the day. Peter is honest, caring, works hard for his clients, and achieves very good results. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Portland Family Lawyer Peter W. Evans
Peter W. Evans
Family Attorney
Portland, ME
Licensed for 34 years