Michael Whipple


Location: Portland, Maine

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 207-775-4255

Fax: 207-775-4229

Michael Whipple has been an attorney at Hallett Whipple Weyrens since 2003. Attorney Whipple focuses on trial work, emphasizing state and federal criminal defense. He is a member of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) and a member of the National College for DUI Defense.

Prior to joining Hallett Whipple Weyrens, Attorney Whipple was an Assistant District Attorney in Portland, Maine. Attorney Whipple handled all levels of felony and misdemeanor cases as a juvenile and adult prosecutor. He prosecuted many OUI cases and instructed cadets at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy on the proper protocols for handling OUI investigations. Attorney Whipple's experience is unparalleled, and he draws on this extensive background in the District Attorney's office each time he defends a client of Hallett Whipple Weyrens.

A seasoned trial lawyer, Attorney Whipple aggressively pursues each case. He works closely with clients and their loved ones and devotes the time and energy necessary to construct an effective defense. Attorney Whipple has dedicated his practice to representing fellow citizens accused of committing crimes. He is committed to defending and protecting his clients throughout the criminal process.

Attorney Whipple graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. degree in Political Science and Philosophy in 1995. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School in 1998. He is admitted to Practice in the Maine Federal and State courts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court District of Maine
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit


  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
    • Juris Doctor - 1998
  • University of Colorado , Boulder
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Major: Political Science and Philosophy


  • “Can I Say That? Ethical Issues in Opening Statements and Closing Arguments,” Maine Trial Lawyers and Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Seminar, December 8, 2016.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) , Member
  • National College for DUI Defense, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Assistant District Attorney in Portland, Maine

Recent Blog Posts


  • Mike Won A Very Difficult For Me. I'm Forever Grateful To His Dilligence And Solid Dedication To Understanding My Case.

    My case was an extremely difficult Family Matter gone very bad. My ex accused me of a gross behavior that lead to me facing 20 years in jail and the loss of my child at the time of this matter. There were mental health issues with my ex and a number of other things that lead to this accusation b...
  • Wonderful litigator and former Prosecutor

    Michael Whipple is a former Prosecutor in Cumberland County and long-time criminal defense attorney. He is a wonderful and trustworthy choice for your criminal defense and family law matters.
  • Thank You Very Much

    Dear Mike & Athena,  Thanks seems so little when you've helped us so much!  Please accept our eternal gratitutde!
  • Martha Recommends Michael Whipple

    This firm is so caring of the people they serve. They go the extra mile for you. I'm so thankful for them. Michael Whipple helped with my Federal case and gave me back my life. Again recently Michael was there for me and again helped me tremendously; saving me from jail yet again. These Lawyers r...

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