Timothy E. Zerillo: Lawyer with Zerillo Law, LLC

Timothy E. Zerillo

Timothy E. Zerillo
Managing Attorney
Portland,  ME  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Federal Practice
  • Appeals
  • Auto Accidents
  • Sex Crimes Defense
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Defense
  • Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Business / Commercial Litigation
  • State and Federal Civil and Criminal Litigation
  • Federal and State of Maine Criminal Defense
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Medical and Legal Malpractice
  • Civil Rights Law and Appeals
University University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, B.A., English, Economics Concentration, 1995 Honor: Dean's List; Honors: Lead Counsel, ABA National Mock Trial Competition, Northeast Region; C.A.L.I. "Award for Future Excellence," U.S. District Court Judge Gordon A. Martin
Law SchoolNew England Law, Boston, Massachusetts, J.D., 2000; Law Review: New England International and Comparative Law Annual, 2001
Admitted2001, Maine; 2002, U.S. District Court District of Maine; 2004, U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit; Supreme Court of the United States of America

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Published Works

Pre-Charge Defense of Child Sex Abuse Cases, Maine Lawyer's Review, 2009

"Beware the Adam Walsh Act", The Defender, 2008

Go Beyond the Maine Rules of Criminal Rules for Exculpatory Evidence, Maine Lawyer's Review, 2008

"Yes Virginia, Grand Jury Transcripts Do Exist", Maine Lawyer's Review, 2007

"Equal Protection and Due Process for Criminal Aliens in Deportation Proceedings", New England International and Comparative Law Annual, Volume 7, 2001

"Confrontation Clause Update after Michigan v. Bryant", Maine Lawyer's Review, May 5, 2011

"Confrontation Clause Rights in Maine in Domestic Violence Cases", Maine Lawyers Review, September 9, 2010

"President's Page", Maine Defender, Summer, 2010

"Melendez-Diaz Requires Maine Restructure the State's Presentation of Evidence in Operating after Suspension Trials", Maine Lawyer's Review, 2010

"President's Page", Maine Defender, Spring, 2010

"President's Page", Maine Defender, Winter, 2010

"Pre-Charge Defense of Child Sexual Abuse Allegations", Maine Lawyer's Review, 2009

"President's Page", Maine Defender, Fall, 2009

Representative Cases

State of Maine v. Robert Forbes, 830 A.2d 417 (Maine Supreme Court 2003)

Leonard v. Boardman, 854 A.2d 869 (Maine Supreme Court 2004)

Cox v. Hainey, 391 F.2d 25 (1st Cir. 2004)

United States v. Charles Stergois, 05-1599 (1st Cir. 2005)

United States v. Tanya Grover, 04-1942 (1st Cir. 2004)

Wildes v. Cumberland County, 04-546 (Maine Supreme Court 2004)

State of Maine v. Metzger, 210 ME 67

State of Maine v. Reno Metzger, 2010 ME 67 (Maine Supreme Court 2010)


"Domestic Violence: Collateral Consequences of Domestic Assault Convictions", York Bar Association, October 26, 2011

Guest Lecturer, "Critical Issues in Criminal Justice", St. Joseph's College, October 8, 2010

"Zealous Advocacy in Criminal Defense", York and Cumberland County Bar Associations, 2009

Lecturer, "Attacking the Medical Evidence in Child Sex Abuse Cases", Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, CLE, 2009

"Hit Hard, Hit First: Criminal Defense for the Modern Practitioner", Maine Association of Criminal Defense CLE

Speaker, "New Horizons in Setting Conditions of Release", York and Cumberland County Bar Association, 2008

Adjunct Professor, Business Department Professor of Business Ethics, an upper-class Business Department course, Saint Joseph's College, Standish, Maine, 2001 - 2002

Claims Representative, Handled hundreds of personal injury and property damage claims for both automobile and homeowner's insurance policies, Allstate Insurance Company, South Portland, Maine, 1995 - 1997

Speaker "Ethical and Practical Considerations of Replacement Counsel", Maine Association of Criminal Defense CLE, June 5, 2008

Honors and Awards

BV Rated by Martindale Hubbell, Elected to Super Lawyers of New England, Rising Stars, 2010 - 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President, 2009 - 2010

Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Vice President, 2006 - 2008

Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2006 - 2008

Edward Gignoux Inn of Court, Member, 2008 - Present

Maine Trial Lawyer's Association, Member

American Association for Justice, Member

Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past President, 2010 - 2011

Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President Elect, 2008 - 2009

Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Vice President, 2007 - 2008

Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors

Continuing Legal Education, Chairperson


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Office Information

Timothy E. Zerillo

103 Exchange Street
PortlandME 04101


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