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Donald S. Hornblower

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Donald has practiced law in Maine for 24 years. Don majored in Philosophy and English in collegeand graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston College in 1982. After working in the counseling and socialservice fields and in alternative sentencing programs, he attended the University Of Maine School Of Law, where he received a Juris Doctor degree in 1991. While Don was in law school, he worked forSentencing Options, a program designed to recommend alternative sentences (sentences that were alternatives to jail and prison terms) to courts inMaine.Don was admitted to practice law in Maine in1991, and began his legal practice in courts in the Androscoggin, Franklin, Oxford and Cumberland counties. In that same year he was also admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and the United States District Court for Maine. Over the past 24 years, Don has represented clients in criminal, family, divorce, bankruptcy,child protective, protection from abuse, civil, and personal injury cases. Within his criminal practice, Don has represented clients in cases ranging from misdemeanors such as Assault, Theft, OUI, OAS, to serious felonies, such as Drug Trafficking, Aggravated Assault, and Operatingafter Habitual Offender, Robbery, Burglary, and Murder. With clients accused of an administrative and criminal OUI charges, Don vigorously investigates and prepares a defense for every case. He represents his client ineach stage of every proceeding, from administrative hearings at the Departmentof Motor Vehicles to motion hearings and trials at court. Don is presently serving as the Defense Attorney Liaison for the Androscoggin County Drug Court, a program designed toclosely monitor, treat, and evaluate eligible offenders who have committed crimes as a consequence of serious addictions to drugs and/or alcohol. Don has also served as a committee member on the Maine Alliance of Drug Treatment Courts.He is a member of the Maine BarAssociation, the Maine Association of Criminal Defense lawyers, the Androscoggin County Bar Association, and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. He is a past committee member of New Beginnings, a program advocating for and serving the needs of local disadvantaged teenage youth. Don was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, and nowcalls Maine home.He residesin Portland with his wife, Amy, two children, and dog, Manny, who was named inhonor of Red Sox legend, Manny Ramirez.


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  1. Criminal Defense: 38%
    25 years
  2. Divorce: 22%
    25 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 17%
    25 years
  4. Domestic Violence: 13%
    25 years
  5. Other: 10%
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  • Heather S Walker

    Don Hornblower is one of the most passionate, intelligent and effective advocate that I have worked with for the past 15 years. He is kind but aggressive when he has to be and a very skilled trial lawyer. Not only is Attorney Hornblower an excellent attorney, he is well respected and liked in the community. I highly recommend Attorney Hornblower in any matter. .


    Heather Walker Family Attorney
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  • Edward Rabasco Jr.

    Don Hornblower is one of the most effective attorneys I know. I have been practicing with Don since he became an attorney 25 years ago. We have worked against each other and with each other on very complicated cases. Don is very well respected in the legal community. He was chosen among hundreds of possible defense attorneys to serve as the defense attorney liaison on our local Drug Court. Don has handled every possible type of criminal case from misdemeanors to murder. Don is regularly asked by the local judges to take on the defense representation of the most difficult criminal cases. His results by jury trial or very favorable plea agreements are equal to the best around. I regularly refer my family and friends to him for representation as I know they will get the best representation and service. Don is well liked across the State by other attorneys. His work is well known. He is effective, thorough and focused on each of his many satisfied clients.


    Edward Rabasco Social security Attorney
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95 Park St Ste 510
Lewiston, ME, 04240-7282


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Magna Cum LaudeBoston CollegeN/A
Jim Polcaro Dedication to Athletics AwardGeorgetown High SchoolN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
president/ ownerLaw Office of Donald S Hornblower2014 - Present
AttorneyHornblower Lynch Rabasco & Van Dyke2002 - 2014
AssociateLaw Office of David Sanders1991 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Androscoggin Clounty Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Maine State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Maine Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Thayer v. HarrisJudge in ME found contempt, ordered defendant to arrange for flight and for visitation, contempt behavior to stop, and fine and attorneys fees
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maine School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Boston CollegeEnglish/ PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ethical Quandries in Drug Treatment CourtsDrug addiction treatment and defense2015