Hale & Hamlin - Attorneys At Law

Established in 1883

Established in 1883.


Maine’s Oldest Law Firm.

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Our attorneys have been serving the Downeast Maine community and beyond since 1883. Despite the antiquity of its heritage, Hale & Hamlin is as modern as any law firm in the State of Maine.

Today the firm consists of five lawyers with more than 100 years of combined experience practicing in Hancock, Penobscot, and Washington counties.  With that experience comes familiarity and efficiency in working with clients to resolve their legal problems, whether in the courtroom or in the community.



4 State Street, P.O. Box 729, Ellsworth, ME 04605


105 Main Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614



PHONE (207) 667-2561 FAX (207) 667-8790

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
— Galileo Galilei

Areas of Practice.


Real Estate

We represent buyers, sellers, and lenders in real estate transactions throughout Hancock and Washington counties.

COrporations & business law

We offer a wide range of corporate and business services, including corporate formations, corporate agency, transactions and corporate governance.

Family law

We offer comprehensive legal services assisting clients with the most challenging and personal family matters.


Spearheaded by the most experienced and successful litigation attorney in Hancock County, our civil litigation practice is wide ranging, from personal injury lawsuits to boundary disputes and quiet title actions.

criminal law

We have experience representing criminal defendants in a wide range of criminal matters, including OUI’s and drug offenses.

probate & ESTate Planning

Hale & Hamlin offers comprehensive estate planning services to ensure that your estate is properly cared for.

Landlord/Tenant Disputes

No matter what the dispute, both the landlord and tenant have rights provided by the law.

Land Use & environmental regulation

Sally Mills has developed a State-wide reputation advocating for landowners and environmental groups before various State agencies and courts on issues including aquaculture and environmental regulation.