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Meet Our Outstanding Legal Staff Serving Sagadahoc, Cumberland, Kennebec, York, Lincoln, Androscoggin, Oxford, Franklin, and Knox Counties

Attorney Matthew Nichols is a fearless and dedicated criminal defense lawyer who has been standing up for citizens accused of serious crimes in Maine since 1988. Known as Maine’s preeminent criminal and drunk driving defender, Attorney Nichols fights for his clients to protect their fundamental rights and freedoms that are assured under the Constitution.

Quick Facts about Matthew Nichols

  • Successfully defended thousands of Drunk Driving cases.
  • Defends against major criminal charges, including homicide.
  • Presents Drunk Driving Defense seminars to Maine Bar.
  • Consummate and veteran Trial Attorney.
  • Defends cases in state and federal courts.
  • In practice for over 28 years.

Attorney Nichols is a highly experienced litigator and is prepared to take your case to trial if and when necessary. He has been described as a “fearless advocate” by his colleagues and local media. He knows the prosecutors and their methods and approaches to building cases. As a result, he is a highly effective negotiator who can meet and often exceed his client’s desired results. Read more…

Criminal Defense Lawyer Ben Tucker

Benjamin Tucker is a dedicated criminal defense lawyer who has prior experience at the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles as an administrative hearing examiner. As the former Director of Legal Affairs at The Bureau, Ben brings a comprehensive amount of OUI legal expertise to our firm. He all administrative hearings along with advising the agency on laws and regulations as The Director.

Attorney Tucker was in private practice in the Mid Coast area and in Cumberland County (Portland) handling criminal, civil and family law cases for the eight years prior to working at the Bureau. As a defense lawyer, Ben represented both adults and juveniles in a range of cases from OUI, criminal and other serious felonies. When necessary, he negotiated successfully on behalf of his clients, while also defending clients in trials when needed. Read more…

Legal assistant Kris Wilson

Kristine Wilson is our Legal Assistant who joined Nichols & Tucker, P.A., in March of 2023.

She has over 21 years of criminal and civil law experience in the Cumberland, Androscoggin and Oxford Counties as both a Legal Assistant and Paralegal.

Kris answers incoming phone calls with a smile and ensures that our clients’ confidentiality and concerns remain top priority of our firm. Read More…

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