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Amber R. Collins - Portland, ME

15 Franklin St. Portland, ME 04101

Updated: 02/23/2016

Portland Family Law Lawyer

Overview

Amber is a graduate of Cheverus High School (2004, summa cum laude). She completed a double major in Government and French Studies at Colby College (2008, magna cum laude), and earned her J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law in 2011. While at Maine Law, Amber represented the Moot Court team at a national constitutional law competition, served as a professorial research assistant, and was a member of the International Law Society...

Amber is a graduate of Cheverus High School (2004, summa cum laude). She completed a double major in Government and French Studies at Colby College (2008, magna cum laude), and earned her J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law in 2011. While at Maine Law, Amber represented the Moot Court team at a national constitutional law competition, served as a professorial research assistant, and was a member of the International Law Society. She spent a semester studying the French legal system at the Université du Maine in Le Mans, France, and is proficient in conversational French.

Amber specializes in divorce, family law and other civil litigation. In addition to navigating clients successfully through the family court system (from initial appearances and mediations to final hearings), she has represented clients in a variety of civil and criminal matters, including personal injury, traffic offenses, and domestic violence offenses. Amber is also responsible for the firm's protection from abuse and protection from harassment practice (representing both plaintiffs and defendants).

Prior to joining Cloutier, Conley & Duffett, P.A. as an associate attorney in 2012, Amber clerked with this firm for two years. Previously, she received an Equal Justice Works grant for a family law internship at Pine Tree Legal Assistance, conducted mediations with Youth Alternatives Ingraham (now Opportunity Alliance), and worked as a student attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic.

Amber has served as a Family Law Helpline volunteer for the Volunteer Lawyers Project since 2009. She has been a regular member of the Katahdin Counsel Program, comprised of attorneys honored annually by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court for their pro bono service.

About Amber R. Collins

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Associate

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Protection from Abuse/ Protection from Harassment
  • Civil Litigation
  • Forcible Entry & Detainer

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court District of Maine

Other Affiliations

  • Maine State Bar Association, 2012 - 2015 (Family Law Section member)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Lawyers Project- Family Law Helpline, 2009 - 2015
  • Katahdin Counsel, 2012 - 2015

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine, 2011
    J.D.
  • Colby College, Waterville, Maine
    B.A.
    Honors: Dean's List
    Major: French Studies
    Major: Government

Office Information

Address

15 Franklin St. Portland, ME 04101

Fax

  • 207-774-7984

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