Amber L. Tucker criminal defense lawyer

Amber L. Tucker

Amber has more than a decade of experience zealously advocating for her clients. She has gained a variety of litigation experience from working in both public and private practice. 

Amber began her legal career in 2005 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. Amber worked on thousands of cases ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies punishable by life in prison. 

In 2009, Amber returned to Maine and worked at the Maine Office of the Attorney General's Office 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. She also has experience teaching at the University level, having taught as an adjunct professor at the University of New England. 

Several years later, Amber went into private practice and  returned to her roots as a criminal defense attorney. In addition to criminal defense, Amber has devoted much of her practice to representing  clients in the areas of divorce, child custody, personal injury and medical malpractice. 

She has been fortunate to have  varied professional experiences throughout her career and she brings with her all of the skills and knowledge 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

Admitted to Practice Law

Maine (2009)

United States District Court, District of Maine (2012)

Florida (2005) - Inactive 

Client Reviews

"Amber recently represented me in a criminal assault case and I have to say her representation was impeccable. Her attention to detail, professionalism, and knowledge of the law is second to none. She took the charges and accusations against me head on and left no stone unturned in bringing out the truth in my case resulting in a not guilty verdict. To see Amber in action during the trial was truly amazing. She was thoroughly prepared, and fought aggressively for a favorable outcome in my case. I highly recommend Amber to anyone who is looking for an attorney who will aggressively and thoroughly represent you in your case."

-Maine Criminal Defense Client

"I was going through divorce back in 2014. Amber took the time to listen to everything I had to say. She helped me understand aspects I had not thought of. She also helped me to be sure that I was awarded what I deserved. She was very concise when explaining things to me and all parties involved. She was respectful, attentive, and not afraid to be the dragon slayer. I ended with 50% of all that we owned and was very happy with the results. I would not hesitate to recommend Amber." 

- Maine Divorce Client

"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." 

- Maine Family Law Client

 "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." 

- Maine Criminal Defense Client

"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." 

- Maine Family Law Client 

Attorney Endorsements

"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

Awards, Nominations and Invitations

Super Lawyers, Top Rated Criminal Defense Lawyer in Maine

Membership Invitation: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers 

Nominee, Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers in Maine, The American Society of Legal Advocates 

Nominee, "10 Best" Attorneys for Client Satisfaction for Maine, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 

Membership Invitation: Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers 

Award, Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Maine, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys 

Award, Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 in Maine, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys 

Publications and Seminars Taught

Seminar - 2018, Discovery, Field Tests and Chain of Custody in Drug Cases (York County Bar Association CLE)

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)