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Natalie L. Burns

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Natalie L. Burns

10 Free Street
P.O. Box 4510
Portland, ME 04112-4510
Phone: (207) 775-7271
Toll Free: 800-756-1166
Fax: (207) 775-7935

Area(s) of Practice:

Government Services

Land Use and Permitting

Natalie L. Burns

Natalie is a member of the firm's Government Services and Land Use & Permitting Practice Groups.  She practices municipal, environmental, and land use law and represents both public and private clients. Before joining the firm, she served as Associate Corporation Counsel for the City of Portland for 10 years.

Natalie graduated from Bowdoin College, with departmental honors in Romance Languages. She received her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law. She has made presentations on municipal, land use and Freedom of Access Act issues at seminars sponsored by the Maine State Bar Association and other organizations, as well as many training sessions with clients of a variety of legal issues.

Natalie is the past President of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Maine and a member of the Finance and Audit Committee. She is a former President of the Girl Scouts of Kennebec Council and was active in the consolidation of that Council with the Abnaki Girl Scout Council. She also is a volunteer attorney for the Domestic Violence Pro Bono Panel. In the past, she has served as a member and chair of the Conservation Commission in Cape Elizabeth, where she lives with her husband, Jim Robbins.


Bowdoin College, A.B., cum laude, 1980
University of Maine School of Law, J.D., 1987

Admitted to Practice

State of Maine
U.S. District Court, District of Maine
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit


Maine State Bar Association
Cumberland Bar Association


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   2018 Municipal Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Portland, ME
   2016 Municipal Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Portland, ME
   2014 Land Use & Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Portland, ME
New England Super Lawyers (2014-2017) Land Use/Zoning, State, Local & Municipal

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