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Marcus Wraight, Esq.


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Attorney Marcus Wraight is a former newspaper and broadcast journalist who graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston. He has a passion for criminal law and police misconduct. In 2023 he was voted for the Unsung Hero Award by members of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

He also isn't as serious as he looks in this picture.




National Criminal Defense College, Trial Practice Institute, July 2021




Juris Doctor, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston






Bachelor of Arts, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court, Maine


U.S. District Court, Massachusetts


Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Maine State Bar Association

National College for DUI Defense (link)

National Association for Public Defense

"In Spring 2019, I co-authored an article on police misconduct (new page), published by the American Journal of Criminal Law. While in law school, I worked on the team that prepared the biannual law review, (link), and assisted professors teaching classes in both evidence and criminal law. I also worked for a superior court judge (far better to see a judge in an active courtroom than be stuck in a law library for appellate cases), worked on indigent criminal defense, civil rights cases, and class action litigation.

"I am British-born (to a father who served in the armed forces, spending much of my childhood in Germany and had a successful journalism career before deciding to go to law school. In Britain I was a newspaper reporter and then broadcast journalist for both radio and television (which included a spell as a health correspondent), working for the BBC and commercial broadcasters.

Seeking a bit of adventure, I then trod a familiar path taken by the pilgrims, moving from Plymouth, Devon, to Massachusetts! In the United States I worked for WGBH in Boston (link) at the nationally-syndicated international news program 'The World', as well as other broadcasters. However, the law was my true calling (having wanted to be a wig-wearing barrister at 12 - though that wig would come in handy now for different reasons!), but I first had to get my bachelor's degree (and was commencement speaker at my graduation (link)), before being able to even consider going to law school. 

"My career in the law has been a journey rooted in a lifelong love of learning, writing, the law, and overcoming whatever challenges are put in my way. I am passionate about using my experience to help  clients with empathy and zealous advocacy."

A little more about me for those still reading...

"Since coming the the United States, I have developed a particular passion for the Boston Red Sox, and at one game sat a row back from Stephen King as he filled out a scorecard during the game. I opted to leave him alone and just let him enjoy the action, but it was pretty cool - and I don't get particularly star-struck. For the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, I filmed and edited this piece (link) about the man behind the Green Monster scoreboard at Fenway Park for BBC World News America, broadcast on PBS stations and BBC World News. I was the envy of friends for weeks. For the same program I also filmed and edited a profile (link) on the former Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, about his passion for, and collection about, Abraham Lincoln (his library, a personal collection of Lincoln memorabilia, was used by Doris Kearns Goodwin as part of her research for her brilliant book Team of Rivals). The most fun I had was filming and editing a piece (link) about the Running Of The Brides sale at Filene's Basement in Boston. It was hilarious."

I look forward to meeting you and helping you with your legal problem.

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