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Attorney William T. Bly Named One of Maine’s 10 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers

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The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA) recently announced its list of the top 10 defense attorneys in each state. Out of the countless criminal defense attorneys in the state of Maine, attorney William T. Bly was chosen by the NACDA as one of the 10 best in the whole state of Maine for 2015.

NACDA’s Rigid Selection Process

Lots of attorneys claim to be “the best,” or say that they’re “experts” in criminal defense. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to lay out a set of objective criteria that can measure how good an attorney is, especially when it comes to criminal defense. There are so many factors that go into every case, and many of them are often out of an attorney’s control.

Luckily, the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA) has recognized this, as well as the need for people know who the top defense attorneys are in their area.

To satisfy these pressing needs, the NACDA created a rigid and independent selection process to objectively determine who are the best defense lawyers in each of the 50 states in the U.S.

To even be considered for the prestigious designation by the NACDA as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in a state, a lawyer needs to be nominated by either one of his or her peers in the state bar, or by one of the NACDA’s research staff members. Many of those nominated, however, don’t satisfy the Academy’s minimum requirements.

Those who do satisfy the NACDA’s minimum requirements are extensively researched by the Academy’s processing committee. Factors include case outcomes, publications, peer and client reviews, formal criminal defense training, and other legal awards. Once the list of attorneys has been brought down to the top 50 in each state, the finalists are presented to the NACDA’s Board of Governors, who choose the state’s top 10.

Attorney William T. Bly

Out of all of the criminal defense attorneys in Maine, William T. Bly was selected by the NACDA as one of the state’s best.

As a nearly exclusive practitioner of criminal law in Maine, attorney William T. Bly has devoted himself to his clients both in and out of court. His extensive list of accomplishments in formal criminal defense training are an example of his dedication to perfection in criminal law. One of only a few attorneys who is certified as a Breath Alcohol Technician by the U.S. Department of Transportation and a qualified field sobriety test instructor, attorney Bly’s in-depth knowledge of everything surrounding OUI-defense are just one example of his dedication to defending those charged with a crime.

If you’ve been charged with a crime in the state of Maine, call the office of criminal defense attorney William T. Bly at (207) 571-8146, or contact him online. Attorney William T. Bly is, in the words of a nationally-recognized criminal defense association, one of the best defense attorneys in the state of Maine.


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