Christopher P. Leddy

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Criminal Defense

Attorney Leddy has a degree in Criminology and Philosophy from the University of Maine where he graduated magna cum laude. While at the UMaine School of Law he served as an intern in the Cumberland County District Attorney’s office. Prior to joining Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice, P.A. in 2010, Chris worked for the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office and the Attorney General’s office. He has taught cadets at the Criminal Justice Academy for the last 10 years.

“Having been a prosecutor and having that particular angle of expertise is unique to defense counsel. I have conducted hundreds of hearings and I understand how prosecutors approach particular cases. This perspective allows me to develop legal strategies that are best suited to favorably resolve cases for my clients.”

Family Law

Christopher Leddy spent 6 years working in the Attorney General’s Child Protective Division. While in that capacity Chris received extensive training in varying aspects of child development, including exposure to special needs children and situations of abuse. It was during his work with the Attorney General’s office that Chris became a Guardian Ad Litem and he draws upon that exposure to difficult family dynamics as a Guardian and private counsel in the domestic relations setting. Chris’s experience encompasses both rehabilitating parent-child relationships and terminating unhealthy influences that are not in the best interest of a child. His litigation experience in those more difficult aspects of family law can often lead to more efficient resolutions for clients. He has appeared in Family and Probate Courts in Cumberland and York Counties and argued before the Law Court on parental rights as well.

Recent Testimonials Include

Thanks for taking the case and having faith. I am just so grateful to you for taking a leap of faith and helping me keep my baby. I have had the pleasure of meeting many lawyers this year and you are by far the most kind and caring. I don’t know how I can really thank you for the gift of being with [my child], as you know there is nothing more important in life. JD

Chris, Just wanted to say thank you for taking on my divorce case and being so fabulous to deal with. Please extend a thank you to your staff as well! Everyone was fantastic to deal with. I will highly recommend you and your firm in the future. You are probably the classiest man I have ever met – thanks again! JB


  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Cumberland Bar Association
  • MACDL (Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)
  • Guardian Ad Litem, Maine Rostered
  • Guardian Ad Litem, Review Board, Board of Overseers of the Bar (Review appointment here)
  • Instructor, Maine Criminal Justice Academy
  • Presenter on topic of Family Law, National Business Institute

Bar Admissions

  • University of Maine School of Law, J.D. 1996
  • University of Southern Maine, B.A. in Criminology; Minor in Philosophy, magna cum laude 1992

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