Eric S. Thistle is a trial lawyer practicing with Fairfield & Associates, P.A. in southern Maine. Attorney Thistle focuses his practice in the areas of Criminal Defense and Family Southern Maine Attorney Eric ThistleLaw. 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 National College for DUI Defense, Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the York County Bar Association, and the Maine State Bar Association.

Attorney Thistle attended the University of Southern Maine and was a member of the men’s varsity basketball team.  He later earned a Juris Doctor 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.

Attorney Thistle’s entire career has been spent defending the rights of his individual Screen Shot 2017-08-12 at 7.46.12 PMclients. 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, daughter and dog.

Follow Eric on Twitter: @EricThistle1


Client Testimonials


“Eric put in the time, and did his homework to present an excellent case in the courtroom. He gave great advice, and was willing to take on a tough case and fight it through to the end. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for criminal defense help.”

— (Name withheld)

Very Impressed!

“He was very patient throughout the entire process and took the time to explain and make sure I understood all of my options.”

— (Name withheld)

Top shelf professional work

“Eric Thistle represented me in court and was 100% a true professional. Although young, took charge in the court room and dominated my case from start to finish. He didn’t fall for any traps that were thrown at us in the process and motivated me to stick with the original plan and that the truth would prevail. I would hire Eric again without hesitation.”

— (Name withheld)


“He was very helpful, patient, & empathetic to my situation. He was very helpful with the pros n cons in case. I would hire him again as he was on”

— (Name withheld)




Phone:    (207) 985-9465


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