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Patrick Collins

Patrick T. Collins

The measure of a lawyer is his level of commitment to his client. No attorney is more committed than me to being responsive to your needs and requirements, and to providing the highest quality advocacy focused on what is cost effective for you.

I am well versed in family law, divorce, construction, legal malpractice and complex commercial litigation.
As one of only four attorneys to be certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as both a Civil Trial Attorney and Matrimonial Law Attorney, I have provided legal services in New Jersey since 1984. I am attorney of record in fifteen reported decisions, have served as expert witness in several legal malpractice cases, and have argued to the Supreme Court six times.

Please contact me with any questions, I am ready to assist you.

Telephone: (973) 992-3700

As one of approximately 120 Certified Matrimonial Attorneys in New Jersey, I am respected by the courts and my peers as an authority in the area. Whether you need help regarding divorce, child support, child custody, alimony or any area of family law I will make use of my knowledge and courtroom experience to insure that we achieve the most ideal results.

I also specialize, in representing contractors in construction industry disputes. I have tried cases in numerous forums arising from disputes with owners, general contractors and subcontractors, and have considerable expertise and experience with public bidding disputes, both at the protest level and in litigation. My recent successes include the recovery of a jury verdict of over $1.5 million in the case of APS Contractors v. School District of the Chathams.

My subspecialty in this area primarily involves representimg plaintiffs in addition to serving as an expert witness. I have tried several such cases tosuccessful jury verdicts, and my expert testimony has supported positive results in other cases.

Patrick T. Collins
Has been selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyer every year from 2005 to 2014. In 2012, Mr. Collins was selected for recognition as one of "New Jersey's Top Legal Minds" by Inside New Jersey.


Patrick Collins is a partner at Franzblau Dratch in Livingston, NJ. Mr. Collins serves clients throughout New Jersey, including Summit, NJ, Milburn, NJ, Chatham, NJ and Short Hills, NJ. Patrick T. Collins is an experienced commercial litigator who also specializes in family law.   In addition to his substantial trial experience,  he has handled dozens of appeals to the Superior Court, Appellate Division,  and has appeared before the New Jersey Supreme Court on six occasions.