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Peter J. Cyr

DUI and DWI Attorney at Portland, ME

4.4   29 reviews

also known as Law Offices of Peter J. Cyr, Peter Cyr


Licensed for 22 years

About Peter

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Attorney Peter J. Cyr grew up in Central Maine and attended Piscataquis Community High School. He graduated in 1989.

 

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Providence College in 1993, Attorney Cyr helped disadvantaged kids stay in school in Austin, Texas as a Vista Volunteer.

Peter graduated cum laude from the Maine School of Law in 2000 where he received the University of Maine Alumni Association Award for academic excellence in written and oral communication skills.

 

As a practicing attorney, Peter J. Cyr focuses on litigation in the State of Maine and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Peter's vast experience as a trial attorney and his knowledge of court proceedings are a great asset to his clients.

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Licensed for 22 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 09/19/2022
State ME
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/26/2022

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Law Offices of Peter J. Cyr

Reviews

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Posted by Marcelle | September 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service and results!
I am thankful to have found Peter to handle my case. He was extremely professional and walked me through the process with ease. His office staff was fantastic and very pleasant to communicate with as well. My case results were satisfactory and I did not have to experience any stress throughout the process. I would highly recommend Peter J. Cyr to anyone looking for an attorney.
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Posted by Tyler | March 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic help
Couldn't have been happier with another lawyer. Peter was super helpful and attentive throughout my whole case. He helped me get a deal which was the best possible outcome for my case and made the whole process easy and stressless.
Posted by David | February 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Advocate, Great Negotiator, Always Accessible. Would Give 6 Stars if I Could
Peter took on my case where several other lawyers had failed. It was like night and day. On hiring Peter, I had a zealous advocate who would answer my phone calls, negotiate well on my behalf, and get a better settlement than I could have dreamed of. I won't comment on the quality of my previous representation. When my previous lawyers had just 'kicked the can down the road', Peter took real action, called apposing counsel, "busted their balls" (so to speak), and arranged a settlement that everyone was happy with. He did that within a day or so of my hiring him I lack the words to give Peter the praise he deserves. He took a difficult case and turned it into a fair one. And above all else, Peter is *accessible*. He answers when you call him and he responds to text messages. No talking to some un-named assistant for an appointment sometime next week. If you want a lawyer who will talk to you when you need to talk, Peter is the guy you need to hire.
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Posted by Mary | October 1, 2020
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Professional and Personable. I am so glad he handled my case!
I am very grateful to have found Peter to handle my divorce case. He is stellar at negotiating and step-by-step walked me through the process, including jurisdiction issues and selling marital property. He has taken care of everything with great knowledge, aggressively and sincerely had my best interest in mind throughout the entire ordeal. He did a great job making me aware of all my options in a manner that made sense. Communication with him and his office staff are easy and timely. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney.
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Posted by Christophe | August 11, 2020
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Very Professional Lawyer
Peter J. Cyr is an excellent Lawyer and helped me a lot with the case . I will recommend Peter for his hard work, professionalism and determination to solve the problems you may face or have, he has the answer . Peter is excellent !
Posted by Angela | March 11, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Three words for Peter J Cyr
"Simply The Best" Peter handled my divorce and he was just amazing in every thing he did. His presence and confidence made me feel safe and comfortable. Thank you Peter.
Posted by Henry | November 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Awsome lawyer
Peter J Cyr is very professional helpful, understanding lawyer. He carefully listened to our concerns and answered every question we had. At the hearing he made important points in order for us to win the case. Thanks to his knowledge we were able to win the case.
Posted by Christopher | November 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very grateful
Hands down best lawyer I have come across. Very attentive. And is very skilled at what he does. Definetly my lawyer for. As long as I breath.
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding service with kindness
Peter was fantastic in representing a family member thru a difficult time. Very grateful for Dignity and respectfulness offered. He brought a personal sense to his presentation and I would highly recommend him !
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, excellent communication
We retained Peter to assist my husband with a Modification of Child Visitation; he was wanting more time with his daughters as they grew up and co-parenting was becoming strained, at best. He spoke to us right away, advised us what he could do to help, his realistic expectations, our expectations, a retainer amount, and how the case would proceed. We hired Peter and within weeks, his case was filed and underway. His office worked quickly and efficiently, and kept us informed along the way as the case got started. He represented him zealously at Mediation, and eventually the Final Hearing. Peter was able to get a Modification better than we initially expected and within our budget. Peter’s staff is excellent at communication, relaying information, and answering all those questions that we may feel silly asking, but are important! If we ever have any other issue within his practice area, we would definitely hire Peter again, without hesitation.
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Posted by Andrea | May 18, 2017
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license supension due to a traffic violation for a new driver
My son unfortunately got a driving ticket as a new driver. This ticket resulted in a license suspension. I felt the suspension was too extreme given the nature of the violation coupled with the fact my son needed his license for work and to drive to school. I immediately, contacted Mr. Cyr. He did not hesitate to speak with me. He took the time to understand my son's situation and the case I brought to him. He was very respectful toward me. He assured me and gave me confidence that he would be able to help my son. During the process, his office was great and efficient at communicating with me and my son all along the way. The day of the hearing Mr. Cyr did a wonderful job stating my son's case and navigating my son through the hearing process. The outcome of the hearing was positive and the suspension was dropped. I am grateful to Mr. Cyr. I know that he will be available should another crisis arise. I highly recommend Mr. Cyr. He will solve frustrating legal issues in a confident and successful manner.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2017
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Couldn't ask for better
I hired Peter based on a recommendation, this is one decision I am glad I made. Peter was efficent, and did just what he said he would. Everyone in the office was professional and extremely kind. I highly recommend anyone in need of a lawyer to give Peters office a call.
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Peter is extremely an extremely focused, hard-working, and intelligent lawyer. He was able to handle the legal aspects of my case completely and kept me assured that it would be resolved with the best outcome available. I could not have asked for better service from a professional.
Posted by Mariah | June 15, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Peter went out of his way for me always and ened my case with a succesful dismisal even after extending my court date so i could habe extra time to finish my community service hours. He is very awesome and I highly recommend him to anybody!
Posted by Mike | May 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Custody Case
Communication was excellent. Returned calls, answered all my stupid questions promptly. Walked me through the whole process, every step of the way. He explained everything is terms that I could understand. Was upfront and honest about the money that it was going to cost. At the first consultation he gave me a price of worst case scenario that was almost spot on. I was expecting miracles but it's not what you see on tv. I chose to trust him and go alone with it and he knows what he's doing. To me it was a life changing experience. To him it was a routine case that he has done many many times. He was very easy to work with when it came to making payments. We had a clerical error in the billing and he was quick to fix the error. I will definitely use Peter in the future and will definitely recommend him to someone else.
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Posted by robert | May 22, 2016
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Looking for Justice-look no further
This is not only a recommendation. This is a thank you for doing a great job on our son's case in getting the charges reduced. Mr. Cyr and his staff listened and understood our son's situation. Peter had the expertise to demonstrate to the court that the charges were more severe than the actual circumstances. He saved us all unnecessary stress and worry by taking this case and delivering justice when it seemed more injustice was going to prevail.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2016
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Protection Order & Civil Lawsuit
Peter is very professional and knowledgeable. He won a Protection Order which is valid for the next two years. He also helped me settle another case. I am very pleased with how he dealt with both of these circumstances and I highly recommend the Law Offices of Peter J. Cyr.
Posted by Richard | March 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
He'll Do What's Right
I had a personal injury situation which another attorney would not touch. After discussing my situation with a member of Peter's staff, by phone, a meeting was arranged with Attorney Cyr, himself. He agreed to fight for me, being paid only if we were successful. He and his staff kept me informed the entire way, until I received an acceptable compensation for my injuries. I deeply appreciate what Pete did for me.
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Posted by Dan | March 7, 2016
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Julie Healy with the Law Offices Of Peter J Cyr
I live in Georgia...And Attorney Julie Healy took a very difficult Old Case ( 50 years). and handled it very well. I couldn't have done it from where I was. She did a amazing job and all results came out in my favor. I'd recommend this law firm to everyone.
Posted by Olivia | February 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Review of Peter J. Cyr
The legal services that Peter J. Cyr provides is exceptional. Not only is Peter knowledgeable in his areas of law expertise, but my experience has been that he also engages himself to be available whenever needed and takes the time to build a professional relationship with you. Peter has the depth to answer all questions and explains scenarios that may not be necessarily be understood. My case involved a number of varying layers that intermingled into more than just my own circumstance - for this Peter detailed everything with me, how the process worked, and what to expect for results. Through this Peter did comprehensive research and analysis on past cases that set precedence, and in turn ultimately proved mine a winning case - there's no doubt that Peter's hard work, communication, diligence and knowledge of the law generates victory. Peter's passion drives his commitment to getting the results you want, and above all else he is committed to quality advice and guidance that will lead you to a successful solution. I highly recommend Peter to represent you!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Peter J. Cyr
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Providence College
  • 1993

Associations

  • United States District Court of the State of Massachusetts
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Maine
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Event
  • A Divorce Attorney's Guide to Social Media, Email, and Smartphone Evidence Seminar
  • 2017
  • CLE Event
  • The Advanced Issues in Divorce and Family Law Seminar
  • 2016
  • CLE Event
  • Maine Criminal Defense Strategies
  • 2015
  • CLE Event
  • Criminal Litigation from A to Z
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Pete for years and worked with him in in defending two Homicide cases at trial. Pete is a skilled trial attorney and dedicated to criminal defense."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Cyr. Peter 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 DUI and DWI Lawyer Peter J. Cyr
Peter J. Cyr
DUI and DWI Attorney
Portland, ME
Licensed for 22 years