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Patrick T. Collins

Patrick T. Collins

Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney & Certified Civil Trial Attorney
  • Family Law, Divorce, Construction Law
  • New Jersey
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Patrick T. Collins brings to Skoloff & Wolfe his vast experience in family law and commercial litigation.

Patrick is one of only four attorneys in New Jersey to have been qualified by the Supreme Court as both a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, and guides his clients with more than 35 years of experience across all areas of family law, including divorce, prenuptial agreements, business and other asset valuations, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, alimony and equitable distribution, post-judgement modifications, and all aspects of high conflict divorces. He has handled high profile cases and many complex matters.

Patrick maintains a subspecialty in construction law, representing contractors in disputes with both private owners and public entities, as well as other contractors. He is experienced in public bidding, construction lien issues, Department of Labor matters and change order disputes, and assists his clients with contract drafting geared toward their specific needs and concerns.

A highly experienced and respected trial attorney, Patrick has successfully tried numerous cases in the State and Federal courts and in various arbitration settings, and has recovered seven-figure jury verdicts for his clients. He has argued approximately one hundred appeals to the Superior Court, Appellate Division, and has appeared before the New Jersey Supreme Court on seven occasions. Patrick is attorney of record in sixteen published decisions, and has lectured on behalf of the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Education. In addition to practicing before the state and federal courts in New Jersey, he is licensed to practice before the United States Courts of Appeal for the Third, Tenth and Federal Circuits.

Patrick has consistently been recognized in Super Lawyers from its inception in 2005 through 2020, in the areas of family law, construction law and commercial litigation.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Construction Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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3rd Circuit
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10th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C.
Current
Education
Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D. (1984)
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Seton Hall University
B.A.
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Awards
New Jersey Super Lawyer
New Jersey Monthly
New Jersey Super Lawyer
New Jersey Monthly
Top Rated Lawyer
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Top Attorney in New Jersey
New Jersey Monthly
Top Attorney in New Jersey
New Jersey Monthly
Top Attorney in New Jersey
New Jersey Monthly
Top New Jersey Attorney
New Jersey Monthly
Top New Jersey Lawyer
New Jersey Monthly
New Jersey Super Lawyer
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New Jersey Super Lawyer
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Professional Associations
Legal Certified Civil Trial Attorney
Member
Current
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Essex County Bar Association
Member
Current
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New Jersey State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Supreme Court of New Jersey, District V-B Fee Arbitration
Past Chair
Current
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Certifications
Certified Civil Trial Attorney
NJ Board on Attorney Certification
Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney
NJ Board on Attorney Certification
Contact & Map
Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C.
293 Eisenhower Pkwy
Livingston, NJ 07039
Telephone: (973) 232-4023
Fax: (973) 232-4024