In her more than 10 years of zealously advocating for clients, Amber L. Tucker has gained a variety of litigation experience from working in both public and private practice.
It was at the Hillsborough County Public Defender's Office in Tampa, Florida where she was able to develop her criminal defense, trial and courtroom advocacy skills. At the Public Defender's Office, Amber worked on thousands of cases ranging from misdemeanors to felonies punishable by life in prison.
In 2009, Amber returned to Maine and worked at the Maine Office of the Attorney General's Office in York County as a Drug Task Force Attorney. While at the AG's office, she prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, including misdemeanors and felonies. While working for the AG's office, Amber taught seminars in drug law and drug crime investigation to law enforcement officers throughout Maine. In 2011, Amber taught Deviance and Crime at the University of New England as an adjunct professor of sociology and criminology.
In 2012, Amber went into private practice and worked for Laskoff & Associates in Lewiston, Maine. While there, Amber returned to her roots as a criminal defense attorney and also represented numerous clients in the areas of divorce, child custody, personal injury and general civil practice.
In 2014, Amber began working for The Law Offices of Owen Pickus, D.O., Esq. in Kennebunk, Maine where she continued to handle criminal defense, family matters and civil litigation, including medical malpractice cases. In 2015, Amber was the second chair trial attorney for Owen Pickus in the matter of R.H. v. CMMC, which was one of the largest medical malpractice jury award in Maine.
In 2015, Amber began working for Daniel G. Lilley Law Offices in Portland, Maine as the Senior Associate Attorney. She worked on various matters, including high profile criminal, civil rights and medical malpractice cases. Amber worked for Daniel G. Lilley until his office closed in 2017 and she formed The Law Office of Amber L. Tucker, located in Portland, Maine.
Amber brings to her new practice, all of the varied professional experiences and skills learned from her past employment, colleagues and mentors.
J.D., Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida 2005
B.S. Criminology, The University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, 2002
United States District Court, District of Maine (2012)
Florida (2005) - Inactive
"We had a situation where the Mother withheld contact from the Father. Amber helped in giving voice to our concerns with the Mother's criminal record, bizarre augmentative behavior and association with recent violent felons. In the end, with Amber's help, the Father did obtain primary residence for the good of the child." - Larry, Family Law Client (2015)
"There are two types of legal representation. The good and the bad. Amber is the definition of good. If you are in need of a lawyer who achieves excellence this is the one. I would recommend Amber to anyone who is looking for an attorney or is unsure of their own." - Criminal defense client (2013)
"I used Amber through Prepaid Legal (referral). We had to make changes to a divorce decree/custody arrangement. She was very helpful and professional. I enjoyed working with her and trusted her to take good care of me." - Michelle, Family Law Client (2013)
"Amber and I worked together for several years at the Public Defender's Office. Over the years, I've had ample opportunity to witness Ms. Tucker in action. She is always well prepared and a great advocate." - Florida Attorney
"Excellent attorney. I co-counseled several jury trials with Ms. Tucker and she displayed effective litigation skill in attaining multiple "not guilty" verdicts in her clients' favor." Florida Attorney
"When hiring an attorney, you look for the traits of accessibility, diligence, advocacy, and comfort. Attorney Tucker embodies all of these for her clients." - Maine Attorney
"I first met Attorney Tucker while in 2006 while I was serving as a state prosecutor and she was serving as an assistant public defender. Attorney Tucker was well respected by judges and opposing counsel. She was always thoroughly prepared for her cases and fought hard for her clients. She is a smart, talented, and aggressive trial attorney. I recommend her without hesitation." - Florida Attorney
"Amber was a senior trial attorney at my first job out of law school. She is incredibly nice, genuine, and professional. She was always available to provide solid advice to new attorneys like myself - and was always right. It's a shame we don't have her down in Florida anymore. You folks up north are lucky to have her!" - Florida Attorney
"Ms. Tucker is a very warm, caring, and studious lawyer who is known for caring about her clients and their causes, and for being fully prepared for court argument. Her studious presentations to judges and jurors are particularly effective, since she is such a polite and sincere person, that the manner that she delivers her academic arguments is very well received by all. She is a real pleasure to have in the legal profession, and I strongly endorse her." - Florida Attorney
"Amber is an excellent resource in drug cases. She knows the nuances and subtleties of the testing process and the case law on search and seizure issues." - Maine Attorney
"Amber Tucker has strong experience and excellent judgement." - Maine Attorney
"She is a dedicated and tireless advocate for her clients." - Maine Attorney
Membership Invitation: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers (2017)
Nominee, Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers in Maine, The American Society of Legal Advocates (2016)
Nominee, "10 Best" Attorneys for Client Satisfaction for Maine, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (2016)
Membership Invitation: Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers (2016)
Award, Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Maine, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (2015)
Award, Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 in Maine, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (2015)
Publication - Author, Chapter 1: The Initial Client Interview and Starting an Action for Divorce. Whiting, A Practical Guide to Divorce in Maine, (1st. Ed. 2016).
Seminar - 2010, Overdose Drug Investigations and Attorney General Protocol, York County and Cumberland County
Seminar - 2010, Drug Laws and Relevant Jury Instructions (MDEA 40-hour week school, Maine Criminal Justice Academy, Vassalboro, Maine)
Seminar - 2009, Demonstrative Aids to Enhance Courtroom Presentation (Office-Wide seminar at the Office of the Public Defender, 13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa, Florida)