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John Z. Steed

Criminal defense Attorney at Blue Hill, ME

5.0   6 reviews

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%

    9 years, 100 cases

  2. Consumer protection
    25%
    Maine has good laws to protect consumers from unfair trade practices. Basically, if you think you're being treated unfairly by a company, there's a decent chance you have a case, that can award damages and legal fees.

    15 cases

  3. Foreclosure
    25%
    I have saved numerous homes from foreclosure, either by proving that the bank trying to bring the foreclose didn't handle the case properly, leading to dismissal, or by negotiating new terms clients could make work.

    20 cases

Born and raised in Maine. I believe in doing the right thing and in making the right thing happen. I almost always like to take up for the little guy. 

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Licensed for 10 years
State ME
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/26/2022
State PA
Status Administrative Suspension
Acquired 2012
Updated 12/04/2022

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

Contact John

John Z. Steed
Po Box 386
Blue Hill, ME, 04614-0386

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
Ive known attorney Steed for years he always has his clients interest at heart i would hire him if neededive seen him actoin in court hes on top of his game you will not be let down if you go with attorney John Z Steed you will not be let down
Posted by Jeremy | September 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defending my husband successfully
My husband was falsely charged with felony assault and so we hired John whom we have known for many years. He worked this case for over a year doing his own investigation, interviews and meeting with us on a regular basis. He went above and beyond defending my husband - even using props in the trial. He was ruthless with the accusers and proved to the jury it was all self defense. The jury only needed to deliberate for under 10 minutes and came back not guilty on all charges. We highly recommend John to anyone needing a defense attorney! You will not be disappointed! He goes above and beyond and well worth what you pay him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I do not like lawyers and will avoid hiring one at all costs. Having said that, John helped us with some complex probate issues in a very efficient and clear way. He is creative, has a great legal mind and communicates well. We will hire him again.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer in Blue Hill
Knowledgeable of law, tactful with the opposition and most important, wise enough to prevent the client from making mistakes.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John's the real deal
John is a down-to-earth and genuine person -- he’s committed to helping people across all walks of life, inside or outside the office. In law, he’s empathic but also practical. We hired John to help us with an adverse possession claim by a large company and he has tirelessly helped us navigate all the ins and outs. He’s attentive and focused yet still has a sense of humor. We enjoy every exchange we have with him. The best way I can say it is: John’s what lawyers used to be!
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Appoint with John Steed
John was very professional and helpful. Pleasure doing business.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Ellen S. Best Attorney at Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Assistant Defender
  • Defender Association Of Philadelphia
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Assistant City Solicitor
  • City Of Philadelphia Law Department
  • 2012 - 2014

Education

  • Drexel University Emsol
  • 2012

Legal Cases

  • State v. JE
  • Not Guitly
  • State v. LH
  • Not Guitly
  • State v. TK
  • Not Guitly
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Oxholm Fellowship
  • Drexel University
  • 2011

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • A Doctor and a Lawyer Walk into a Church
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with John over the last couple of years. He is an imaginative, effective advocate, who understands and cares about real people. He is committed to improving his craft as well. John has a personality and life history that helps him connect with jurors and regular people in the community. I would not hesitate to work with him on a case."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is personable, skilled, and provides great representation. He has my endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a smart, hard working and thoughtful lawyer. He works extraordinarily hard for his clients and has great outcomes."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John for many years and had the opportunity to work with him on several matters. He is thoughtful, thorough, and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help with a criminal or civil case."
Criminal defense
Car accident
Criminal defense
Blue Hill Criminal defense Lawyer John Z. Steed
John Z. Steed
Criminal defense Attorney
Blue Hill, ME
Licensed for 10 years