Collins & Collins, LLP was founded in 1980 after senior partner C. Robert Collins resigned as a Phoenix Police Sergeant and graduated from law school in order to support his growing family. His sons joined the firm after Mr. Collins returned to Arizona in 1993, and after practicing law in Washington State for 9 years and Utah for 5 years, where he continues to be licensed.
Our firm continues to hold licenses to practice law before the United States Supreme Court and many other state and federal jurisdictions. We have handled cases that have resulted in new case law in both Arizona, Utah and Washington, and have been instrumental in having laws changed to protect battered women. We also took one (1) of the largest verdicts in Arizona against the Internal Revenue Service for discrimination against an employee.
C. Robert Collins
Bob has been practicing law since 1980, when he graduated with honors from Brigham Young University, School of Law where he obtained the highest score every received in ethics and was given the Am Juris Award for Civil Procedure. He did so while working as a special agent for the State of Utah. A member of the Arizona State Bar since 1994, Bob has concentrated on litigation which includes Family Law, Criminal Law, Discrimination, Civil Litigation, Probate and appellate practice.
Bob is licensed to practice law before the state and federal courts of the states of Washington, Utah and Arizona. He is also licensed to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California, the federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. In addition, he is licensed to practice law before a number of Indian Tribal Courts and in several states on an ad hoc basis.
Joseph E. Collins
Joseph has been practicing law since 1997. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, School of Law, with honors, he is a member of the Arizona State Bar and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Joseph also practices before Indian tribal courts. Joseph has concentrated on litigation in Family Law, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Probate. Since Joseph started practicing law, he has handled many jury trials in each area of practice. Joseph has also performed work in the United States Supreme Court and in the federal appellate court system in the 10th Circuit in Denver and the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C.
Jonathan S. Collins
Jonathan S. Collins is a graduate of University of Tulsa, School of Law. A member of the Arizona State Bar since 2003, Jonathan has concentrated his practice in the area(s) of Family Law, Adoption, Bankruptcy and Small Business and general litigation.
Jon is licensed to practice law before the state and federal courts of the State of Arizona. Jon has also been a law clerk for a trial judge in the State of Oklahoma. Jon has worked with and assisted on cases before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court dealing with family law issues.