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Will Ashe

William Ashe is an experienced trial attorney with a career track record of determined effective representation and consistent sustained success on behalf of his clients.

He is widely regarded as one of Maine's best criminal defense attorneys and has achieved nearly unparalleled success across the State on all ranges of criminal charges.  Ashe was named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.  Ashe was also recently named to the Top 10 Under 40 in Criminal Defense by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys.  The only Ellsworth area attorney so honored.  Ashe is rated a perfect 10.0 by the legal rating firm Avvo.

My practice is 100% devoted to going to Court and fighting for my clients.

Ashe grew up in nearby Surry and attended high school locally at George Stevens Academy.  Ashe graduated Cum Laude from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.  After college, Ashe attended the University of Maine school of Law in Portland.   At law school, Ashe was on the Student Bar Association, and the Moot Court Team where he successfully argued in the Trilateral Moot Court Competition in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Ashe also served as a Student Attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic.  At the time of his graduation, Ashe had acted as counsel in over 100 cases and had personally won more contested hearings than any other student attorney in the Clinic's history.  Ashe graduated Cum Laude from Law School in 2009 and was licensed as an attorney later that year.

Ashe practiced at a law firm in Southern Maine from 2010-2017 representing thousands of individuals on charges as serious as Murder down to traffic infractions while also maintaining a boutique family law practice.  During the eight years he practiced in southern Maine, Ashe tried and won more criminal jury trials than any other defense attorney in York County during the same period.

After almost a decade in firm practice, Ashe decided the time was right to open his own law office, his way, back in his hometown.

I knew I wanted to work at an office where the number one commitment was results for my clients, and eventually I realized it was up to me to create that office.

When it comes to prospective cases Ashe has a simple message: “Give me a call and let's talk about your case, you'll experience the difference.”

Ashe prides himself on getting to work early and often to defend his clients.  Right now the Office is taking Criminal, Family, and Personal Injury cases.  Ashe's practice is often statewide as he goes where his clients need him.

In his spare time, Ashe is a licensed Maine Guide and a member of the Board of Directors for The Grand.   He enjoys the outdoors, hiking, fitness and spending time with his family.  

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  • amazing job

    Attorney Ashe did an amazing job for me. He got the case against me dismissed and gave me my life back. I cannot say enough what a great lawyer he is. I would recommend him to anyone! He's the best!
  • available anytime

    I hired Mr. Ashe on short notice to handle a PFA that was about to go to court. He met with me promptly and got it released immediately, then he executed one for a different situation i was involved in and that was handled promptly and professionally. Will knows the law and is excellent when it c...
  • highly recommend

    I would highly recommend Will Ashe as a criminal defense attorney. He successfully represented me on a fish and wildlife charge.I was particularly impressed with Will's practical and common sense approach to my case. He was very knowledgeable on the topic and process.
  • dedicated

    When Mr. Ashe took my case this past year for a DUI I didn't think there was much hope for a positive resolution. He was dedicated, hard working, and relentless in his pursuit in helping me find a positive resolution to the situation. I am grateful for his work. He cares about your case no matter...
  • the lawyer to hire

    Great lawyer! Will did an outstanding job on my case. He was really good at communicating. He made me feel much better about the entire situation. On the legal side, the guy is completely on point. Could not have been happier with his work! Definitely the lawyer to hire.
  • best lawyer

    Hands down the best lawyer I've worked with! A class act, always professional and he got the job done! I've recommended him to a number of people and he's done exceptional for them too!