Thomas Philip Elias

Thomas Philip Elias

Attorney
Location:
York, Maine
Phone:
207-209-2655
866-614-0975
Fax:
207-363-0228
Email:

Thomas P. Elias is licensed in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, and has been in practice for over 30 years. Attorney Elias is the founder of Elias Law Offices located in York, Maine.

Attorney Elias has achieved a Distinguished Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, through evaluations submitted by judges and other lawyers. He is rated among the top 2% of criminal defense attorneys by the American Society of Legal Advocates.

Attorney Elias was appointed, and presently serves as a member of the Fee Arbitration Commission of the Board of Overseers of the Bar of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, and has also served as a Member of the Maine Medical Malpractice Tribunal. Attorney Elias was appointed as a Criminal Complaint Justice by the Chief Judge of the Maine District Court in 2010, and continues to serve in that capacity.

Attorney Elias is a member of the Maine State Bar Association, the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, and the New Hampshire Bar Association. He is a Member of the York County Bar Association, and serves that organization as a Member of the Board of Directors. He was appointed, and presently serves as a Member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Maine State Bar Association.

Attorney Elias is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School in Boston, and is known for his trial skills and as a talented negotiator, and has lectured in seminars attended by other lawyers in the areas of personal injury and civil litigation.

Elias Law Offices offers legal services in the areas of Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, and Family Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • DUI/DWI
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, 2000
  • New Hampshire, 1986
  • Massachusetts, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court District of Maine
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1982
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • A.B. magna cum laude - 1979
    • Major: Government Studies

Classes/Seminars

  • The OUI Case, Real Issues, Real Defenses, Maine State Bar Association
  • Maine Adult Drug Court, York County Bar Association, 2012
  • Child Support Income Manipulations, Maine State Bar Association, 2012
  • Challenging the OUI Intoxilyzer Test, Fact Finder Investigations, 2011
  • What's New in Child Protection, Maine State Bar Association, 2011
  • Best Practices for the Family Law Attorney, Maine State Bar Association, 2011
  • Domestic Violence Issues, York County Bar Association, 2010
  • Elements of a Criminal Trial, York County Bar Association, 2010
  • Instructor, The Personal Injury Case, Maine State Bar Association, 2009
  • Instructor, Successful Settlement or Trial, Maine State Bar Association, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Peer Rating by Judges and Lawyers, 2013 - 2015
  • American Society of Legal Advocates Top 2% of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Appointed as Member of Fee Arbitration Commission of the Board of Bar Overseers of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, 2012 to Present
  • Appointed as Member of Maine Medical Malpractice Tribunal
  • Appointed as Complaint Justice by the Chief Judge of the Maine District Court, 2010 to Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maine State Bar Association, Committee Member, 2000 - Present
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2001 - Present
  • Rotary, Member, 1986 - Present
  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2010 - Present
  • York County Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors, 2001 - Present
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Member
  • Greater Lowell Bar Association, Lowell, Massachusetts, President and Member of Board of Directors, 1992 - 1996

Pro Bono Activities

  • Court Appointed Criminal Defense Attorney, Certified to handle Misdemeanors and Felonies, 2000 - 2013