Patrick Collins is the managing partner of Collins Price & Warner, 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 many high profile murder trials and major appeals, 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.
Kim earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware. She graduated cum laude from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. In law
school, Kim served as a member of the Villanova Law Review and competed in the Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition, where she earned the Best Brief Award. She was also an extern with the Bucks County Public Defender’s Office and a law clerk at Dalton & Associates, P.A. Prior to working at Collins Price & Warner, Kim clerked for the Honorable Vivian L. Medinilla of the Delaware Superior Court.
Raeann Warner has extensive experience in civil litigation, the majority of her career being spent at two civil law firms where she worked on significant, often groundbreaking civil litigation involving toxic torts, mass torts, asbestos, sexual abuse of children, employment law, and civil rights litigation. She individually and with her co-counsel at these firms recovered millions of dollars for clients at trial and through resolution short of trial. When the Child Victim’s Act of 2007 passed allowing survivors of sexual abuse to bring long-barred claims against institutions such as the Catholic Dioceses of Wilmington, she worked on hundreds of these cases to bring justice to survivors. She also passionately advocated for victims of all sorts of corporate misfeasance such as asbestos victims, toxic tort victims, and those whose employment or civil rights were violated. As President of Delaware Trial Lawyers’ Association, she was instrumental in seeing the passage of SB 209 which increased the insurance limits on public carriers and HB 277, the bill that lowered the standard of liability for school districts from gross negligence conduct existed to preclude summary judgment to negligence for public school students who are sexually abused in Delaware . She has an active local counsel practice in all civil matters and bankruptcy.
Ms. Warner was President of the Delaware Trial Lawyers’ Association (DTLA), 2021-2022, and serves as Board currently, and is the current Board of Governor from Delaware to the American Association of Justice (AAJ). Raeann is regularly featured in Delaware Top Lawyers’ Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine’s Super Lawyers, and is a frequent speaker at legal conferences such as WILG and PERRIN. Raeann Warner may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 655-4600.
Doe No.7 v. Indian River Sch. Dist., 2012 WL 2044347 (Del. Super. Apr. 20, 2012) – Delaware Superior Court held that Section 8145(a) eliminated the statute of limitations for actions based upon sexual abuse of a child by an adult, including actions against institutions that caused or contributed to such abuse.
Hecksher v. Fairwinds Baptist Church, Inc., 115 A.3d 1187 (Del. 2015) – Delaware Supreme Court, under then Chief Justice Strine, reversed and remanded the decision of the trial court to grant summary judgment in favor of a school where a student was sexually abused by a teacher, holding that a school principal’s secretary’s knowledge that her husband, a teacher at the school, was sexually abusing a student, could be imputed to the school; that the principal of adverse interest exception to imputation of knowledge of agent to principal did not apply in a case where the agent had conflicting loyalties; that many issues of fact regarding potentially gross negligent conduct existed to preclude summary judgment.
Doe v. Bicking, 2020 WL 374677 (Del. Super. Jan. 22, 2020) – genuine issues of material fact relating to the negligent hiring and supervision issue by The Pro Shop under a theory of imputed negligence, including pursuant to Restatement (Second) Agency § 219(2)(c) and § 219(2)(d), where owner of hockey pro shop sexually abused multiple children who patronized the shop and the ice hockey rink it was located in.
In re Krafft-Murphy Co., Inc., 82 A.3d 696, 709 (Del. 2013) – Dissolution of corporation does not operate to extinguish a dissolved corporation’s liability to third parties, and receiver may be appointed to allow claims against relevant insurance policies.
Barrera v. Monsanto Co., 2016 WL 4938876 (Del. Super. Sept. 13, 2016) – Under the doctrine of forum non conveniens, Defendant failed to satisfy its burden of demonstrating that it would suffer overwhelming hardship if forced to litigate the matter which involved negligent failure to warn by Monsanto of the dangers of Roundup in causing cancer to users. Importantly, incorporation in Delaware being the only connection to Delaware was a factor that did not alter the traditional forum non conveniens analysis.
Ramsey v. Georgia S. Univ. Advanced Dev. Ctr., 189 A.3d 1255 (Del. 2018) – a household member who regularly launders an employee’s asbestos-covered clothing may sue his or her spouse’s employer for failure to provide warning and safe laundering instructions; overruling prior Delaware precedent to the contrary, as well as manufacturer of asbestos containing product for failure to warn same employer.
At Collins Price & Warner, Angela is in charge of case and client management. After graduating from the University of Delaware, Angela worked as a case manager at the New Castle County Superior Court. Later, Angela became the criminal case manager for Superior Court judges Diane Clarke-Streett and Andrea L. Rocanelli. Angela manages the office staff and the day to day operations of the practice. Angela currently attends Delaware Law School in the evenings.