Edward Collins †(1955-2019)


It is with deep sorrow that we announce the recent passing of Attorney Edward M. Collins, partner in our law firm and dear friend. The cause of death was a heart attack, and was very quick.

Ed was an important part of our office and the community at large, and will be sorely missed. Our attorneys Stephen Hanscom and Jesse Rutter will do everything possible to ensure smooth transition and to continue to serve all of Ed’s clients as we move forward together.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment with Stephen and/or Jesse, please contact the office and we will be happy to set that up. You can call 207 594-4421, or email info@fourlawmaine.com. If you prefer to contact either attorney directly their emails are: hanscom@fourlawmaine.com for Stephen, and rutter@fourlawmaine.com for Jesse.

Edward M. Collins has been a member of the Maine Bar since 1984 and has been a member of the firm and practicing in Rockland since 1985. A Rockland, Maine native and a 1973 graduate of Rockland District High School, he received a B.A. in Environmental Studies from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Following college, he worked for Maine Congressman David F. Emery in his Rockland and Washington, D.C. offices as a Legislative Assistant focusing on environmental and marine matters. He received his law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon in 1984.