Patrick’s practice focuses on land use and environmental law and permitting, representing clients before Maine courts and in local, state, and federal proceedings. He also serves as legal counsel for a number of Maine municipalities, advising them on general administration, economic development, zoning, ordinance drafting, and enforcement actions, among other issues.
In addition, Patrick works with a number of businesses in Maine’s aquaculture industry, advising on issues such as permitting, compliance, contracts, and litigation. He also counsels cannabis businesses and municipalities on Maine’s adult use and medical marijuana laws.
Patrick was selected for the Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch 2021 for Environmental Law and Land Use and Zoning Law.
Prior to joining Eaton Peabody, Patrick was a Term Law Clerk for the Hon. John A. Woodcock, Jr., United States District Court, District of Maine. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law, where he was the President of the Environmental Law Society, an Articles Editor for the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal, and was awarded the Faculty Significant Achievement Award and the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award in Environmental Law. While in law school, Patrick was also a Charles A. Harvey, Jr. Trial Practice Immersion Fellow.
Patrick’s wife, Kourtney Collum, is a professor at the College of the Atlantic where she holds the Partridge Chair in Food and Sustainable Agriculture Systems. They live in Ellsworth with their son and many animals. Patrick’s hobbies include, but are not limited to, hiking, hunting, canoeing, disc golf, and spending time at his family’s camp.