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Eric S. Thistle is a trial lawyer at Irwin & Morris in Portland, Maine. Attorney Thistle focuses his practice in the areas of Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, and some Family Matters. He has successfully represented hundreds of individuals in the District and Superior Courts in York and Cumberland Counties.

Attorney Thistle is a member of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, and is on the Board of Directors for the York County Bar Association.

Attorney Thistle attended the University of Southern Maine and was a member of the men’s varsity basketball team.  He later earned his J.D.  from New England School of Law, in Boston, Massachusetts.  While in law school, Eric focused on criminal law and procedure, and worked for two small law firms defending individuals charged with criminal offenses.

Eric’s entire career has been spent defending the rights of his individual clients. Eric has represented clients in some of the most serious criminal offenses, including Aggravated Drug Trafficking, Gross Sexual Assault, and Aggravated Domestic Violence Assault, just to name a few.  He has also represented clients in complex divorce and parental rights matters.

When not in court or at the office, Eric enjoys playing in men’s basketball leagues with his former teammates, and spending time with his wife and three kids.