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Richard Smith Berne - Portland, Maine

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  • Maine, Massachusetts, New York
  • Licensed for 46 years
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime ...
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Mr. Berne has been practicing criminal law for over forty-two years. He received a B.S. degree from Harvard College, cum laude, in 1970 and his law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1974.
Prior to establishing his office in Portland, Maine, Mr. Berne served as an Assistant United States Lawyer in the Eastern District of New York and the Northern District of California, where he prosecuted cases involving narcotics, bank fraud, and various white collar crimes. Upon leaving the Government in 1981, he entered private practice with a nationally prominent white collar defense firm in New York City and, in 1992, established his own law practice in Portland, Maine.
Mr. Berne specializes in the defense of criminal cases in Federal and State Courts in Maine, Massschusetts, Vermont, and New York. These cases have included investigations and prosecutions of complex narcotics cases, child pornography, fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering, as well as driving, assault, and unlawful sexual conduct matters. Additionally, he has an active civil litigation practice, primarily in the areas of personal injury, medical and legal malpractice law.
He is a member of the Maine, Massachusetts, and New York State Bars; is admitted to Federal courts in these jurisdictions; and has taught CLE courses in Federal and State practice in Maine and elsewhere.
Mr. Berne has also served on the boards of various civic and charitable organizations in the Greater Portland area.

  Legal Issues
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
  • Domestic Violence
  • Free Consultancy Service
  • Payment With Credit Card
  • Conditional Fees
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  Accepted Jurisdictions
Maine Jurdictions
Since 1992
Massachusetts Jurdictions
Since 2004
New York Jurdictions
New York
Since 1975
  • Assistant United States Lawyer
    United States Lawyer s Office, Northern District of California
  • Assistant United States Lawyer
    United States Lawyer s Office, Eastern District of New York
Boston University School of Law
J.D. (1974)
Graduation year: 1974
Harvard College
B.A. (1970) | Economics
Graduation year: 1966
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