Following are a few of the higher-profile court cases handled by Daniel G. Lilley:

In 2013, Lilley represented Mark Strong Sr., a defendant in the Kennebunk Zumba prostitution scandal. Strong was found guilty in York County Superior Court of 12 counts of promotion of prostitution and one count of conspiring to promote prostitution. Prosecutors argued that Strong and Zumba instructor Alexis Wright worked together. The case attracted international media attention.

In 1991, Lilley defended Jackie Bevins of Ogunquit against allegations she murdered her husband. She allegedly shot her husband 15 times, but was acquitted as a result of Lilley’s using the battered wife syndrome defense. A jury acquitted her after deliberating four hours. At the time, jurors said they believed her story that she killed her husband, John, after enduring more than two decades of physical and emotional abuse.

Lilley represented Albert Paul, Maine’s oldest and longest-serving prisoner, at his murder trial in 1972. Lilley asked Paul to do something unusual. He called Paul to the witness stand where he proceeded to confess to the murder in painstaking detail. The hope was that by confessing to the crime, the judge would show clemency and convict him of manslaughter. The tactic did not work.

Lilley served as Seiha Srey’s attorney in a 1998 murder case alleging that he killed Robert Joyal, 18, outside Denny’s Restaurant on outer Congress Street in Portland. Srey was 15 years old at the time. Srey spent 19 months in jail before prosecutors withdrew the charges, saying more investigation was needed.

– Staff Writer Dennis Hoey


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