William Ashe

Law Offices of William H. Ashe
PO Box 82
Ellsworth, ME 04605

William Ashe is an experienced trial attorney with a career track record of determined effective representation and consistent sustained success on behalf of his clients.

He is widely regarded as one of Maine's best criminal defense attorneys and has achieved nearly unparalleled success across the State on all ranges of criminal charges. Ashe was named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Ashe was also recently named to the Top 10 Under 40 in Criminal Defense by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. The only Ellsworth area attorney so honored. Ashe is rated a perfect 10.0 by the legal rating firm Avvo.

Ashe grew up in nearby Surry and attended high school locally at George Stevens Academy. Ashe graduated Cum Laude from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. After college, Ashe attended the University of Maine school of Law in Portland. At law school, Ashe was on the Student Bar Association, and the Moot Court Team where he successfully argued in the Trilateral Moot Court Competition in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Ashe also served as a Student Attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic. At the time of his graduation, Ashe had acted as counsel in over 100 cases and had personally won more contested hearings than any other student attorney in the Clinic's history. Ashe graduated Cum Laude from Law School in 2009 and was licensed as an attorney later that year.

Ashe practiced at a law firm in Southern Maine from 2010-2017 representing thousands of individuals on charges as serious as Murder down to traffic infractions while also maintaining a boutique family law practice. During the eight years he practiced in southern Maine, Ashe tried and won more criminal jury trials than any other defense attorney in York County during the same period.

After almost a decade in firm practice, Ashe decided the time was right to open his own law office, his way, back in his hometown.

When it comes to prospective cases Ashe has a simple message: “Give me a call and let's talk about your case, you'll experience the difference.”

Ashe prides himself on getting to work early and often to defend his clients. Right now the Office is taking Criminal, Family, and Personal Injury cases. Ashe's practice is often statewide as he goes where his clients need him.

In his spare time, Ashe is a licensed Maine Guide and a member of the Board of Directors for The Grand. He enjoys the outdoors, hiking, fitness and spending time with his family.