Patrick J. Collins

Managing Partner

Patrick Collins is the managing partner of Collins & Associates, a Delaware law firm focused on criminal defense.

Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree at Cornell University.  He also holds a Masters degree in business administration. He graduated cum laude​ from the Widener University School of Law.

Patrick has handled major cases, including capital murder cases, but also represents clients facing all kinds of legal issues, from traffic tickets to DUI.  “I chose this profession to help people at the time they need help the most,” Patrick says.  “I have the same goals for each client: to get the best possible result, and to have the client come away feeling that they were represented effectively and treated with dignity and courtesy.”

Patrick practices in all Delaware courts.  Patrick was selected as a Delaware Today Top Lawyer and is also listed in the Super Lawyers directory.  He has an Avvo rating of 10.0.

Patrick continues to provide initial consultations free of charge.  “Choosing the right lawyer is such a crucial decision that we want to provide an opportunity for potential clients to get to know us without incurring a cost,” Patrick says.  Patrick may be reached at  patrick@collinslawdelaware.com or (302) 655-4600.  He can also be reached through the Collins & Associates Attorneys Facebook page 

Colleen E. Durkin

Colleen E. Durkin is an attorney at Collins & Associates, focusing her practice on criminal defense and family law.

Colleen earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a minor in Sociology from Arizona State University. She attended law school at Widener University School of Law where she was one of the managing editors of Widener Law Review.

After law school, Colleen clerked in Delaware Superior Court for the Honorable Andrea L. Rocanelli and the Honorable Vivian L. Medinilla. In between clerkships, Colleen worked for a small civil defense firm before realizing that her true passion lied in advocating for those facing real life personal challenges. She now represents people facing the criminal justice system and people going through the tribulations of family law matters like divorce, child custody, and child support. She is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association and the Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court.

Colleen may be reached at colleen@collinslawdelaware.com or call (302) 655-4600. Additional information is available through the Collins & Associates Attorneys Facebook page  .

Matthew C. Buckworth

Matthew C. Buckworth is an attorney at Collins & Associates, focusing his practice on criminal defense.

Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware. He attended law school at Widener University School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude.

After law school, Matt clerked in Delaware Superior Court for the Honorable Vivian L. Medinilla. He is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association and the Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court.

With strong Delaware roots and an interest in criminal law, Matt is proud to represent those now facing the criminal justice system. He strongly believes that, no matter the situation, every person deserves competent and diligent representation.

Matt may be reached at matt@collinslawdelaware.com or call (302) 655-4600. Additional information is available through the Collins & Associates Attorneys Facebook page 

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