Tracy B. Collins

Tracy Collins graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism in 2004. She worked as a copy editor and features writer for the Bangor Daily News and received recognition for her work from the Maine Press Association, including, most notably, its Bob Drake Young Writer’s Award in 2006.

She graduated magna cum laude with a juris doctor from the University of Maine School of Law, where she served on the editorial staff of the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal and completed an externship with general counsel for the University of Maine System. She received recognition for her pro bono work during law school and was awarded as the outstanding health law student of the Class of 2011.

She proudly represented her hometown for seven years as an assistant district attorney with the Penobscot County district attorney’s office, where she handled serious felony and misdemeanor criminal cases at trial and on appeal, regularly representing the State at oral argument before the Law Court. She received special recognition from the Maine Prosecutors Association for her successful State’s appeal in State of Maine v. Matthew Collier, and she has completed training in the prosecution of computer crimes with the Secret Service at the National Computer Forensics Institute in Hoover, Alabama. She is honored to put her experience to work for her clients in private practice.

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Maine Law Blog

June 23, 2017: 30th anniversary of 1st Circuit decision in U.S. v. Daniels

On June 23, 1987, the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit handed down a decision authored by now US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in United States v. Daniels. Charlie Gilbert represented Appellant Daniels. The appeals court held that the trial court had committed error by refusing to allow the Appellant to withdraw his guilty plea because the full terms of the plea agreement had not been fully disclosed to the court, as required by Rule 11 of the Criminal Rules. The omitted disclosure was the government’s position that all of the defendants had to plead guilty or none could, thus setting the stage for the other defendants to pressure this defendant to plead guilty. Therefore, the guilty plea may not have been voluntary as required by Rule 11, and the defendant should have been allowed to withdraw it.

2014 to mark Gilbert & Greif, P.A.'s 30th anniversary

In 1984, Peggy Gilbert hung out her shingle, and commenced the private practice of law in a small office on Harlow Street in Bangor.  While women were beginning to come to the bar in ever increasing numbers, not many undertook to start and run their own practice.

Spring is Annual Report Filing season here at Gilbert & Greif!

Every year at this time we remind our many corporate clients that the June 1st filing deadline is fast approaching and their Corporate Clerk, Charlie Gilbert, needs to know of any changes in the corporate structure