Portland Lawyer Sarah Churchill of Nichols & Churchill, P.A. Named Top 10 Defense Attorney by NACDA
Attorney Sarah Churchill was recently named a Top 10 Defense Attorney by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
NACDA conducts a rigorous vetting of all nominated defense lawyers before finalizing who makes their Top 10 list in each state. Candidates must first be nominated by a practicing lawyer in their state. To further qualify, nominated candidates must be in private practice, have a minimum of 5 years experience in criminal defense, be in good standing with their state bar, and devote a considerable amount of practice to criminal defense.
Finally, making the Top 10 list means the Board of Governors at NACDA found substantial evidence that the attorney has positive client and peer reviews, positive case outcomes, professional publications and other achievements relating to their participation in the criminal defense community.
"There are two groups you look to for getting recognition that satisfies you as an attorney. The first are your clients, because they're who you serve on a daily basis. The second are your peers. In Maine, the defense bar is relatively small and we all tend to know each other quite well, so getting this nomination from them is very meaningful and a real honor to me," says Churchill of the NACDA Top 10 accolade.
As the true mark of a professional dedicated to the field, Churchill has been previously recognized for her outstanding qualities and efforts as an advocate. In June of 2011, Attorney Churchill was elected by her peers to be President of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the largest organization of criminal defense attorneys in the state. Then, in 2012, she was again nominated by her peers and added to the Super Lawyers' highly coveted "Rising Stars" list.
Criminal defense work operates at the highest level of the practice of law. To maintain that high level throughout serious charges and complex cases, Churchill says she often relies on her personal support system. "The most important personal support I have is my family. They encourage me on a regular basis and appreciate that I do this work, and do it at a high level. My husband in particular is a constant supporter of me and my work."
The NACDA nominations are not made public and Churchill did not know she was honored in the Top 10 until the Portland Press Herald published the list. "It was a really nice surprise, and I felt truly honored." While criminal defenders rarely like "surprises,"
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