Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation

Criminal Defense & Criminal Law

When you are arrested, you are standing alone against the full weight of the government – police officers, detectives, investigators and prosecutors – all of whom may attempt to deprive you of your freedom. But you do not have to face this alone, you do have rights. The attorneys at Powers & French, P.A. are here to help, even if you feel that the odds are against you. We will vigorously protect your rights and work with you through every step of this process to ensure that our rights are protected and to help obtain the best possible result. We are committed to helping clients faced with a felony or misdemeanor:

  • OUI
  • Assault and battery
  • Speeding Tickets/Traffic Infractions
  • Drugs
  • Burglary and theft
  • White collar crime

Personal Injury

It can be your worst nightmare, having a dramatic impact on you and your family. If you have been insured as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, we will help you get the compensation you deserve – you do not have to face the insurance company alone. Personal injury cases are often handled on a contingency basis, which means that there is no fee for our services unless we recover money from the other side

  • Car and motorcycle accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home/elder abuse

Civil Litigation

A lawsuit can have a detrimental effect on your life and on your business. We can help you navigate the court system and we are licensed in all Maine courts, the US District Court for the District of Maine and the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. We will thoroughly review your options and pursue the best possible resolution, whether by settlement or litigation.

  • Collections
  • Torts
  • Breach of contract
  • Property damage
  • Insurance claims
  • Boundary disputes