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Thomas L. Richard

Thomas L Richard at The Maine Criminal Defense Group
Areas of Expertise
  • Criminal Charges
  • OUI / DWI Charges
  • Sex Crimes
  • Drug Charges
  • Domestic Violence Charges
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Great group of people. Managed to get me a favorable outcome from a very bad situation. I would highly recommend this firm if you have legal troubles. Top notch performance!!

Dave Allen

Thomas L. Richard


Since joining the Maine Criminal Defense Group in 2021, Attorney Thomas (Tom) Richard has handled a diverse practice, covering cases from operating under the influence and other traffic offenses to property crimes, domestic violence assault, serious violent felonies, drug possession and trafficking, and sexual assault. He has also served as an attorney-advisor in Title IX cases, offering legal representation to students accused of sexual misconduct at multiple colleges and universities in Maine.

With a successful track record of trying cases before juries statewide, Attorney Richard demonstrates a robust advocacy for his clients in various legal proceedings, such as bail hearings, motions hearings, sentencing proceedings, and administrative hearings. Known for adept legal research skills, Attorney Richard enjoys delving into the depths of legal materials to uncover the elusive “right answer.”

Attorney Richard has effectively developed his expertise in defending clients charged with operating under the influence. He completed the same standardized field sobriety training as law enforcement officers, using this knowledge to benefit his clients in negotiations with prosecutors. Attorney Richard has successfully exposed weaknesses in the state’s case related to the flawed administration and interpretation of field sobriety tests by arresting officers.

Attorney Richard is drawn to the practice of criminal defense because it offers the opportunity to help others during challenging times. Firm in his belief that individuals, particularly his clients, shouldn’t be defined by their major mistakes, he tackles cases by emphasizing legal nuances and revealing flaws in the state’s evidence. Beyond legal tactics, he values persuading prosecutors to acknowledge the humanity in those accused of wrongdoing. To accomplish this, Attorney Richard dedicates time to understand his clients, their challenges, triumphs, and the effects of the criminal justice system on their lives.

He graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a bachelor’s degree in political science and earned his JD from the University of Maine School of Law. As a lifelong Mainer, he spends most of his free time with his family, enjoying activities such as disc golf and beach outings. An avid fan of bluegrass music, Attorney Richard also has a passion for collecting and listening to an ever growing collection of vinyl records.

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Great firm to have in your corner for both criminal and family law matters. Worked extensively with both managing partner Bill Bly and attorney Tom Richard, both were valuable assets to me. Highly recommend.

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