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Hundreds of jury trials

Multi-millions in verdicts and settlements

Major not guilty verdicts

High stakes litigation

When you have a serious injury, criminal defense, family law or business litigation matter anywhere in Maine, we are your Legal Team.

The lawyers of Hallett, Zerillo & Whipple, P.A., are problem solvers. Perhaps you have been injured and it was not your fault. Perhaps the government wants to charge you with a crime. Or maybe you have a child custody problem or pending divorce. We know that every legal problem has the potential to affect your liberty, your financial stability and your personal well-being. It is our goal to bring creativity, intelligence and experience to help you work through these very serious issues.

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In personal injury cases, we are able to protect your interests because we understand how insurance companies work. Before becoming a lawyer, Timothy E. Zerillo worked as an insurance adjuster. This experience is invaluable to anyone dealing with an insurance company for his or her personal injury case. Recently, we litigated and settled a forklift accident resulting in an amputation of a leg, a building collapse rendering our client paralyzed, a motor vehicle accident leading to the death of a client, and a variety of other personal injury and wrongful death cases. Thomas Hallett has significant experience in serious personal injury and malpractice cases. Attorney Hallett has been in practice since the 1980's and has settled and brought to verdict multiple cases rendering multi-million dollar awards. David Weyrens also handles injury claims, wrongful death claims, and medical malpractice matters.

Our criminal defense attorneys have extensive trial experience and are committed to avoiding or minimizing the harsh consequences our clients face. We are firmly opposed to the culture of incarceration and believe in seeking rehabilitation for our clients. In every case, we provide personalized, devoted attention while we build a powerful and effective defense.

Michael Whipple is a former prosecutor in Cumberland County. He has an unrivaled knowledge of the criminal court system and unparalleled courtroom skills. Thomas Hallett has won numerous high profile acquittals for his clients, and is known for his relentlessness in the courtroom. Timothy Zerillo is a former President of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and just recently was awarded their President's Award. He is currently in the process of writing a book for James Publishing, based in San Francisco, that is designed to teach other lawyers throughout the United States how to handle cases like the one you may be facing.

When handling your family law matter, we understand the difficult time that you are going through. That is why we work to resolve your problems as effectively and efficiently as possible. We will help guide you through a divorce or custody case and handle all related issues, such as child custody, child support and alimony (spousal support).

Hallett, Zerillo & Whipple hire top-notch associate attorneys who are committed to your case. This means that we can handle smaller cases, and we can put together a top-notch team for a massive piece of litigation.

These are our values:

  • We represent the seriously injured.
  • We defend people who are accused of crimes.
  • We represent people who have been hurt by others when it was not their fault.
  • We believe in the right to fair damages if you have been injured.
  • We believe the government should not unfairly search and seize our clients or their property.
  • We believe in privacy rights.
  • When you need to fight, we fight. When it is best for our clients to negotiate, we do that with skill.
  • We do not fear trials.
  • We do not fear prosecutors.
  • We do not fear corporate giants.
  • We will not be outworked.
  • We will be relentless in representing our client's interests.

Free consultation on contingency fee cases • Telephone consultations on all other cases • Located conveniently in the Old Port right next to the federal courthouse


When you have a Serious Injury, Criminal Defense, Family Law or Business Litigation matter anywhere in Maine.