The Chicago Law Firm of Collins & Collins
Harold E. Collins
Founder – Now Retired
Partnership Dissolved 2021

Formed in 1972 by Harold E. Collins the Chicago law firm of Collins & Collins was comprised of highly skilled attorneys. An agile boutique family law firm, Collins & Collins was able to provide clients with the experienced, efficient, and effective legal counsel they needed to reach their goals. His sons Michael and John Collins joined the law firm later and became the fourth generation of lawyers in the Collins family.

The Firm’s practice areas included:

  • Estate Planning, Probate and Asset Protection
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Not-for-Profit Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Sports Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Bankruptcy (Creditor’s Rights
    and Chapter 11 Reorganization)

With over 120 years of combined experience, the partners at Collins & Collins had extensive practical experience and training in their respective practice areas, including litigation in every such area.

Harold E. Collins

Harold E. Collins earned both his undergraduate degree in business administration and his law degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana, and has extensive experience in both state and federal courts. Harold’s practice areas included business law, contracts, health care law, real estate law, estate planning, and probate. He focused on becoming the business law firm of choice for family-owned and privately-held companies, medical practices, doctors, hospitals, surgery centers and clinics. As his health care and business law practice flourished, he began providing legal counsel on personal and family law matters to his clients, including succession planning for their businesses. Probate, estate planning, and wealth preservation counsel have been the cornerstone of his practice for nearly 60 years. Learn more [Harold E. Collins CV]

Michael R. Collins

Michael R. Collins received his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Michigan, and law degree from DePaul University. Michael was admitted to practice in Illinois in 1986, and represents clients in matters involving the areas of business and commercial law, civil litigation, real estate law, labor and employment, probate, estate planning, personal injury, contracts, family law, transportation law, and bankruptcy. Michael died September 21, 2022 and the firm was dissolved. 

John P. Collins

John Collins earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana, and law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. A former Assistant United States Attorney, John’s practice areas include business and commercial law, antitrust, non-profit law, healthcare law, real estate law, e-commerce, labor and employment law, bankruptcy, and business restructuring, government relations, regulatory compliance, risk management, white collar crime defense, intellectual property, and all related litigation.

In addition, as former general counsel for U.S. Soccer, John has extensive experience advising clients on sports law matters, and related issues, including governance, corporate structure and ownership, contracts, labor disputes, antitrust, intellectual property, and players’ rights. He has lectured throughout the world. John is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association and FIFA Legal Committees and was previously a faculty member of the University of Chicago Law School faculty teaching sports law and legal ethics. He remains in the active practice of law under his own name.