Timothy E. Zerillo Esq.

Timothy E. Zerillo Esq.

Location:
Portland, Maine
Phone:
207-747-0327
Fax:
207-775-4229
Email:
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Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • State and Federal Civil and Criminal Litigation
  • Federal and State of Maine Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Business
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Medical and Legal Malpractice
  • Civil Rights Law and Appeals

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Maine, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2004
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America

Education

  • New England Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2000
    • Honors: Lead Counsel, ABA National Mock Trial Competition, Northeast Region
    • Honors: C.A.L.I. "Award for Future Excellence," U.S. District Court Judge Gordon A. Martin
    • Honors: Honors Graduate
    • Law Review: New England International and Comparative Law Annual, 2001
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Published Author: The New Hampshire, Main Street Magazine
    • Major: English, Economics Concentration

Published Works

  • "The Police Are Knocking On My Client's Door and I Don't Practice Criminal Law ? What Do I Do?", Maine Lawyer's Review, May 24, 2012
  • "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", The 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
  • "Criminal Law: Go Beyond the Maine Criminal Rules for Exculpatory Evidence", Maine Lawyer's Review, 2008
  • "Criminal Law: Yes Virginia, Grand Jury Transcripts Do Exist", Maine Lawyer's Review, 2007
  • "Beware the Adam Walsh Act" , The Maine Defender, 2007
  • "Equal Protection and Due Process in the First Circuit for Criminal Aliens in Deportation Proceedings: Another Reason to Vacation Overseas", Timothy E. Zerillo, New England International and Comparative Law Annual, Vol. 7, 2001
  • "The 'New' Use of Force Requirements for Misdemeanor Domestic Assault Convictions,", Maine Lawyer's Review, September, 2014

Classes/Seminars

  • How To Deal With the DEA,” Home Grown Maine Tradeshow and Expo, Augusta Civic Center, June 5, 2016
  • Law Panel,” Home Grown Maine Tradeshow and Expo, Augusta Civic Center, June 5, 2016
  • Defending Child Pornography Prosecutions, Association of Federal Defense Attorneys, April 30, 2014
  • Lecturer, "Collateral Consequences and Firearm Rights", Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer's Annual Seminar, May 31, 2012
  • "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 Lawyers CLE
  • Speaker, "Ethical and Practical Considerations of Replacement Counsel", June 5, 2008
  • Speaker, "New Horizons in Setting Conditions of Release", York and Cumberland County Bar Association, 2008
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Ethics, an Upper-Class Business Department Course, Saint Joseph's College, Business Department, Standish, Maine, 2001 - 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Elected to Super Lawyers of New England, Rising Stars, 2010 - 2012
  • President's Award Winner for 2012, Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, 2012
  • Perfect Score for Legal Ability and Ethics by www.AVVO.com
  • BV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • New England Super Lawyers Recipient, 2013-present
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 for 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Immediate Past President, 2010 - 2011
  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President, 2009 - 2010
  • 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, 2006 - Present
  • Continuing Legal Education, Chairperson, 2007 - Present
  • Maine Trial Lawyer's Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Edward Gignoux Inn of Court, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Allstate Insurance Company, South Portland, Maine, Claims Representative, 1995 - 1997
  • American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators, Founder, Maine Chapter, 2016 - Present