"Because Experience Matters"

Trial Attorney



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You aren’t born a trial attorney; you become one. Case by case. Trial by trial.


Experience does matter and George Hess has over 30 years of it. He has the in-depth knowledge of both the law and human nature that successful Criminal Defense requires. And the power of that knowledge is at the ready for each of our clients.


Criminal Defense runs the gamut from a dismissal of charges to a full blown jury trial. You need an attorney on your side who is experienced in that entire range. One who knows the ins and outs of the system. The ramifications of certain outcomes. What options are available.  One who knows, for example, when a felony charge can be negotiated down to a misdemeanor.

George knows the full spectrum of Criminal Defense. It’s his arena. He’s relentless in questioning everything and doesn’t automatically accept what may look black and white. Is there another way to interpret the evidence? George finds it and makes a compelling argument for it. Should the plea offer be accepted? He pushes back with creative counteroffers. What are the client’s needs and goals in a resolution? George listens and will add concerns the client may not have thought of.


In the fast paced realm of a trial, you need an experienced trial attorney who can think on the fly as events unfold. Who can connect with the jury. Who knows what to react to and what to ignore. When to push a point a little harder and when to simply sit down and shut up.


With many years of trials, including highly complicated murder trials, George Hess has the confidence and experience to enter a court room and do battle.


Dedicated to his craft, George is constantly adding to his knowledge base by attending numerous seminars and workshops, including the Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator's Course. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and a former board member of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL).  He serves on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure.


If you’ve been charged, or think you will be, call or e-mail us for a complimentary consultation to see how we can help you.


Because Experience Matters.


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Professional Negotiation Skills and Cutting Edge Trial Strategies at work for our clients in Maine, including:


All of Androscoggin, Cumberland, Oxford, and Kennebec Counties, Auburn, Augusta, Lewiston, Portland, Rumford and South Paris, and Federal Courts in Portland, Bangor and Boston


The information on this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. To obtain legal advice, please consult an attorney.


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Lewiston, ME  04240

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