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Matthew J. Collins

DUI and DWI Attorney at Manchester, CT

4.5   15 reviews
  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 35 years
    New York - NY 37 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2007
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Suspended

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4.5 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2019
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Julio Lpz
He made transition smooth; made it happen that I only spend less time in jai that what originally it was supposed to be.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2018
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Solid representation
Attorney Collins got the best outcome for my case. He was excellent at returning calls and communication in a timely manor. I would recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2018
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Excellent representation.
Matthew was very knowledgeable and attentive to any needs I had. He was always available via phone at any time of the day. He eased a lot of stresses and made the court process as easy as it could be.
Posted by Michele | September 6, 2018
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Super Attorney
Attorney Collins knew the law, was responsive, very patient, charged a very reasonable fee and was non-judgemental. He got me through the entire process smoothly.
Posted by Josh | August 23, 2017
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DUI charges dropped.
Matt, assured me based on what I told him that happened and with all the evidence I gave to him to review he told me they should drop the charges. He guided me through the process and arraignment giving me good news of the charges being dropped without me having to make any plea. His fees were reasonable and worked with me & my wife. I would recommend my friends & family his services if they need an attorney for any legal issues.
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Posted by Everett | August 9, 2016
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Got me out of a jam!
I got myself in trouble with multiple driving and criminal cases. I needed a lawyer fast so my wife picked Mathew's name out of the phonebook. He saw us immediately, asked detailed questions about the events that took place and he instilled confidence in both of us so we hired him on the spot. To be honest I wasn't hopeful that my situation would be resolved in anything less than the loss of my driver's license and my job with it. He told me what I should do on my end, which I did, and in the meanwhile he devised a game plan. Mathew is very knowledgeable in the area of alternative sentencing and has a good relationship with the State Attorney office. My case came to a much faster conclusion than I expected with way better results than I thought was possible. I have my driver's license and my job intact. I would not hesitate to consult with Mathew again if the need should arise.
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Posted by John | May 24, 2016
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Perfect execution
Attorney Collins successfully defended me in my dui case by beating the dmv suspension hearing. As well as defending me in the criminal aspect. Thank you...
Posted by Norma J | April 3, 2016
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Excellent Attorney - experienced and diligent
Attorney Collins helped us with a very sticky situation. He followed up on every aspect of the case, found every detail and technicality that no one would have noticed and won the case! He's also very personable, down to earth and a pleasure to talk to. He understands life's ups and downs and is not condescending. He is truly helpful and puts you at ease. I recommend him highly.
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Posted by Tori | March 2, 2016
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we never had a moment of doubt
After my fiance's probation was violated and he was sent to a state that we knew nothing about I contacted attorney Collins. Attorney Collins listened to me asked very detailed questions about our situation and told us he was able to help. Attorney Collins is thorough and great at his craft. Thanks to attorney Collins all is well on the home front in we're able to move forward with our lives.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2016
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Professional and respectful
Matthew Collins provided me a great service and is a gentleman. I would highly recommend him. .
Posted by Eric | December 15, 2015
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Diligent Attorney who Listens to His Clients
Attorney Collins provided a very thorough and professional service for a reasonable rate. At the same time, he listened to our case carefully, explained all of our options to us, and followed up diligently with our case. We were very satisfied with the outcome and felt Attorney Collins was truly looking out for our best interest. I wholeheartedly recommend considering Attorney Collins for your legal needs
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Posted by Peter | November 19, 2019
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A Just Result
I hired Matthew to defend me in court after I was accused of assault and domestic violence. Matthew Collins was the one who called me back and was helpful on the phone. When we met, he was sympathetic to my situation and explained everything clearly. He actually listened to me and believed me despite the report. I felt that he was actively defending me while pursuing the things that I asked. He stayed in touch and returned calls quickly. He was also willing to meet me halfway on a meeting or two. The court process was terrible and too long, but the Attorney Matthew Collins helped me to the Just and best result for me. I believe that it was a good decision to hire him.
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Posted by Nikia | November 18, 2019
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Great guy!
Helped me through my troubles and kept me updated through out the process. Reasonable fees! Highly recommend!
Posted by Alejandra | December 15, 2015
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Great lawyer!!!
I will forever be grateful to Mr. Collins. With his help, I got a second chance to redeem myself. Without him, there was a possibility that I would not have been pardoned, ultimately ending up in jail. Thankfully, that wasn't the case he helped me by letting everyone in court know that I'm a first time offender, who made a stupid mistake but will never do it again. He saw my remorse and regret and emphasized it in front of the judge. With a second chance in life, I'll be able to do right by family and prove to everyone that I did learn for my mistake. Mr. Collins is a great lawyer, and I'm sure any other human being going through any kind of adversity would find his help to be very promising.
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Posted by Joseph | October 5, 2009
Lawyer in need of a lawyer
This lawyer represented me in a habeas case for more than a year and a half and I never saw the courtroom until I fired him and sued him for malpractice. Whenever I got upset about delays he would visit me and try to charge more money.
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AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2007.

Conditions issued in CT, 2007
updated on 02/03/2009

A condition is a disciplinary order from the Statewide Grievance Committee that an attorney fulfill a condition within a certain time frame. If the attorney does not fulfill a condition in a timely manner, the Superior Court may also impose any condition necessary to protect the public.

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Matthew J Collins
  • 1989 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Capital Community College
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Public Defender
  • State Of Connecticut Public Defender's Office
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Public Defender
  • Legal Aid Society Nyc
  • 1985 - 1988
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Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • Par Painting v. Greenhorne & O'Mara

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Manchester DUI and DWI Lawyer Matthew J. Collins
Matthew J. Collins
DUI and DWI Attorney
Manchester, CT
Licensed for 37 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2007. See details