Patrick J. Collins received his Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Studies from The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2003. He received his LL.M. in Real Estate Law and J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 2014. During his time in law school, he was a law student counselor and participated in judicial externships at the circuit court of Cook County for the Honorable Mary A. Mulhern and the Honorable Michael T. Mullen. He also worked as a 711 licensed law clerk in criminal and civil divisions from 2012 to 2014. After graduating law school, Mr. Collins worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney, specializing in local government law and litigation at the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. He is admitted to practice before the State of Illinois bar and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois general bar. Prior to law school, Mr. Collins was a chef and restaurateur throughout the United States and abroad.
- DuPage County Bar Association: Local Government, Civil Law & Practice, Real Estate Law Committees
- March 2019: Featured Lecturer (one of four presenters): Vicious & Dangerous Dog Prosecutions, DuPage County Bar Association Criminal/Animal Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar
- January 2018: Featured Lecturer (one of two presenters): Prosecuting Vicious Dogs, Dangerous Dogs, and other Animal Control Functions, DuPage County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar