Patrick T Collins

Patrick T Collins

  • Family Law, Divorce, Construction Law...
  • New Jersey
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Summary

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 sixteen reported decisions, have served as expert witness in several legal malpractice cases, and have argued to the Supreme Court seven times. 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 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 Legal Malpractice primarily involves representimg plaintiffs in addition to serving as an expert witness. I have tried several such cases to successful jury verdicts, and my expert testimony has supported positive results in other cases.

Education
Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D. (1984)
Certifications
Certified Civil Trial Attorney
NJ Board on Attorney Certification
Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney
NJ Board on Attorney Certification
Awards
New Jersey Super Lawyer
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Professional Associations
Essex County Bar Association
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New Jersey State Bar Association
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Supreme Court of New Jersey, District V-B Fee Arbitration
Past Chair
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Construction Law
  • Legal Malpractice
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Contact & Map
Franzblau Dratch, P.C.
Plaza One - 354 Eisenhower Parkway
Livingston, NJ 07039
USA
Telephone: (973) 992-3700