Tim Zerillo is a criminal and civil litigator, practicing in state and federal courts from his home base of Portland, Maine. Tim has represented people from all walks of life, from actors to athletes, lawyers to doctors, lobstermen to laborers. Tim's cases are often notable and have at times been the subject of national, and even international, media coverage. Tim has been featured in newspapers throughout Maine and the United States, including the Boston Globe and New York Times, the Daily Mail in London, and in magazines such as Vanity Fair.
Zerillo is listed in the "Best Lawyers In America" under the category of “White Collar Criminal Defense.” He has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of their “Top 100” attorneys. He has been elected to New England Super Lawyers every year since 2010.
He is the Author of the Book, Defending Specific Crimes, now in its first revision and published by James Publishing. He has an upcoming article in NACDL's The Champion, and frequently contributes criminal defense-focused articles to various publications.
Zerillo is in his second term on the Board of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where he serves as Co-Chair of NACDL's Membership Committee. He is a Past President of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and is a recipient of their President's Award. He is Chair of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers CLE Committee. He also serves on the Court Operations Advisory Committee for the United States District Court in Maine and is a Fellow of the American Bar Association.
Zerillo is a frequent speaker at criminal defense conferences, and is next speaking at the upcoming NACDL Defending Sex Crimes Seminar, on the topic of "Beating a Stacked Deck: Attacking Electronic Evidence In Digital Searches."
Zerillo Law Firm, LLC is honored to receive attorney case referrals and speaker inquiries. For more information on Tim Zerillo, please visit www.ZerilloLaw.com. He is found on Twitter and Instagram with the handle @timzerillo.
Cross-Examination Trial Pack
NACDL’s new Cross-Examination Trial Pack includes three of our best-selling Cross-Examination resources: “Damage Control: Situational Cross-Examination Techniques Trial Guide”, "Ultimate Cross 2.0: Audio Recordings & Written Materials" and "Sample Cross-Examination Questions."
This masterful collection of cross-examination resources provide countless tips, techniques and strategies for a variety of criminal case-specific scenarios. Learn to cross-examine a variety of trial witnesses!
Death Investigation: Forensic Pathology in the Courtroom and Cause & Manner of Death (2022)
This unique program provides criminal defense lawyers with an accurate and clear overview of forensic pathology and the countless factors to consider in a death investigation and will methodically explain what happens during an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.
You'll uncover the different types of medicolegal death investigations, what to request from your MDI expert, quality benchmarks for accreditation and certification, guidelines and standards, common terminology and frequently asked questions.
The Psychology of Persuasion & Storytelling for Criminal Defense Lawyers
This Trial Resource Guide is a masterful collection of practical tips, techniques and strategies focused solely on using the arts and sciences of persuasion to improve your storytelling skills at trial.
You'll learn how to master the ability to communicate with juries, deliver powerful openings and closings, perform convincing cross-examinations, use effective courtroom choreography and non-verbal communication, identify and develop the optimal theme and theory for your case, and offer compelling arguments during mitigation and sentencing.
Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victims Cases (2022)
Defending charges of sexual assault and child abuse can be daunting — but with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be.
Every year, NACDL identifies the hottest topics and most pressing issues when defending these cases, and brings-in nationally-renowned lawyers and experts to help you prepare for battle. This year’s 13th Annual Defending Sex Cases training program is our best yet; packed with topics and speakers you won’t want to miss!