Patrick J. Collins



Prior to law school, Patrick was a chef and restaurateur throughout the United States and abroad.

Patrick 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, Patrick 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, Patrick worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney, focusing in local government law and litigation at the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. Patrick is admitted to practice before the state of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Professional Affiliations

  • Patrick is a member of the Cook County and DuPage County Bar Associations and works with the Local Government, Civil Law & Practice and Real Estate Law Committees.


  • Vicious & Dangerous Dog Prosecutions – featured lecturer, DuPage County Bar Association Criminal/Animal Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar, March 2019
  • Prosecuting Vicious Dogs, Dangerous Dogs, and other Animal Control Functions – Featured Lecturer, DuPage County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, January 2018