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Jonathan S Collins

Family Attorney at PHOENIX, AZ

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Jon Collins


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About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

Law Attorney Focused on Family, Probate, Bankruptcy & Debt, Business Law

Jonathan S. Collins received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and then his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law.  He was a visiting student at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law for his last semester of law school.

Jonathan has been a member, in good standing, of the State Bar of Arizona since 2003.  He is also licensed to practice law before all Federal Courts of the State of Arizona. Jon has been a law clerk for a trial judge in the State of Oklahoma and has assisted on cases before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court dealing with family law issues.

He is an attorney who practices in multiple areas of the law to serve his clients needs. He handles complex family law cases which include divorce, legal separation, paternity, custody, child support, spousal maintenance (alimony), adoption, severance, dependency, and orders of protections. In addition to family law matters, he also works with clients in the areas of probate, wills, trusts, and estate planning, consumer bankruptcy, and debt reduction. Having knowledge and experience in all of these fields, he has been able to provide multiple resources to clients in helping them with any difficulty they face.

As for his past experience, he began his legal career as a Process Server while completing his undergraduate work at Arizona State University. While in Law School, he worked as a legal assistant, paralegal, and then an intern. Although he has been practicing in Arizona since 2003,  his legal experience in this field includes many more years at all levels.  He has always felt that to be successful, one must learn any business from the ground up.  He believes in being direct and honest as that will always bring about the best results.  Communication is key to a successful outcome.

Aside from working as an attorney, he has a happy home life with a son and two daughters, one daughter in law and a grandchild who are active and intelligent, and a beautiful and supportive Wife.  They spend non-work hours participating in various church, community and athletic programs as well. His Wife works in the healthcare profession and loves it.

Licensed for 19 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 12/21/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Jonathan

Collins & Collins, LLP
3240 East Union Hills Dr
Suite 139
PHOENIX, AZ, 85050

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Business Lawyer
Excellent practice. Really nice people and very assertive when it comes to business law and complex cases. They did a wonderful job and I won't hesitate if to contact them if I ever need legal advise in the future.
Posted by Patrick | August 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very pleased
I was very pleased with the information I received about wills and trusts. I was worried about this topic and found them to be very knowledgeable and friendly. I cannot complain and was happy with my experience.
Posted by Gary | August 11, 2015
Through Thick and Thin
Jonathan Collins is a professional in his field. He and his colleagues have helped my family through thick and thin with his legal services. On one occasion, Mr. Collins traveled across Arizona to represent my family. His demeanor in and out of the courtroom is as winning as his record. I recommend Jonathan to anyone in need of legal services for family, bankruptcy and corporate law issues.
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Posted by Owen | June 5, 2015
Excellent Strategic Thinker
Jon is one of those rare attorneys capable of taking the long view of how to accomplish the goal you wish to achieve, define the strategy and communicate it in a manner that is crystal clear. Superb listening skills coupled with a compassionate but forthright way of mapping out a step-by-step plan is remarkably reassuring, even in the most complicated and demanding circumstances. Want a lawyer who will calmly stand up for you, or persistently fight for you, or successfully negotiate a solution where no solution seemed to exist before? Jon Collins is that guy.
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Posted by Loretta | May 28, 2015
Excellent Lawyer
Jon is a very good moral honest person that is easy to determine upon meeting him. This gave me a feeling of trust very quickly which I think is essential for comfort in feeling you have good representation. Jon is intelligent, very knowledgable and well studied. He maintains communication consistently and thoroughly. He is patient in explaining issues. Jon is always well prepared and prompt. He worked diligently to obtain a good outcome on a complex case for us. I recommend him wholeheartedly.
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Posted by Kevin | May 12, 2015
Highes Personal Integrity
I've known Jon for many years. The thing I love about Jon and his service is I always knew where I stood. I always knew what was required to get my legal issue behind me. Sometime it may not have been pleasant, but in the end It has always worked out for the best. The one thing our society is lacking is honesty. You can always trust Jon. I personally know he is completely honest in all his business and personal dealings.
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Posted by Ray | May 11, 2015
Amazing!
Mr. Collins was referred to me from a co-worker in 2010. I've required Mr. Collins services a number of times and each time he has been phenomenal. Mr. Collins is honest, trustworthy, and seeks the best solution for his client. Mr. Collins constantly reminded me of what would be in the best interest of my children. He helped me see the bigger picture and explained each step of the legal process in a way that I could understand.
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Posted by Kelly | May 7, 2015
a great lawyer who cares about his clients
Jon was extremely professional when working my case for a guardianship of a child. Jon's work was very efficient and he kept in constant contact with me about my case leaving me feeling comfortable and taken care of. I felt secure with Jon in my corner on my case and because of Jon and the great work he did for me, my family member was kept safe from harm at all times and was spared from potential and detrimental psychological harm. Jon is a great lawyer and despite his extremely busy schedule, makes you feel that you matter and are a priority to him as his client. I would recommend Jon Collins to all my friends, family and any other person that needs legal counsel. If I need legal counsel in the future, I know I will definitely be seeking help from Jon Collins every time.
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Posted by Dave | May 1, 2015
Great representation in DR
Jon, from the beginning of a painful divorce, had my back. I found him to be very responsive and professional. Finding legal representation these days can be like navigating a mine field. With Jon, I never felt exposed or alone in the process. I have heard horror stories of other Attorneys, exploiting the misfortunes of the helpless. I was fortunate enough to find an Attorney with a good deal of knowledge and resources to defend me. I would recommend Jon to anyone who wants honesty and integrity in their representation.
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Posted by Rachel | May 1, 2015
Couldn't have chosen a better attorney
Jonathan has been a great support through all of my custody issues. I was married to my ex husband when he was going through a high conflict divorce, so I didn't expect our divorce to be any different. Jonathan has been a life savor in so many situations, keeping me level headed and reasonable through the entire situation. Some of my friends attorneys will tell them whatever they want to hear, and let them fight court battles they won't win, just to get the extra legal fees, but Jonathan has never once done that with me. He will tell me directly if I'm asking for something I can't realistically get, so it's not worth my time and money. Because of this, not only have I not wasted money and time on unnecessary legal endeavors, but every time I have gone to court, I have known exactly what to expect and have always gotten exactly what I have asked the court for. Sometimes it's not always what I initially wanted, but because he keeps me honest and reasonable in this situation prior to going to court, I have been able to focus on what's really important with these custody issues, and definitely come out looking like the reasonable one. He's very in touch and familiar with the Judges and Parenting Coordinators. Explains what to expect from each one, and how to adjust your requests based on who is proceeding your case. If you're going through a divorce or custody battle, especially a high conflict one, I would highly recommend Jonathan to represent you. I have been represented by him for over 5 years. If you listen to his guidance, he will not let you down.
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Posted by Joe | April 29, 2015
Excellent Lawyer
I would highly recommend Jonathan S. Collins to anyone in need of an excellent attorney. He is very knowledgeable, and always answered my questions very quickly. All of his recommendations as to how to proceed in my case and in my business relationships were accurate and beneficial. He always is quick to respond to inquiries and provides comprehensive advice. My legal issues can be complicated and Jon has made difficult times much easier to handle. He is an excellent attorney.
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Posted by Kati | April 29, 2015
Amazing
Jon came recommend to me in 2008 when I found myself facing divorce. I was being thrown into a situation I never thought would happen to me. Jon was sensitive and caring and truly did was in my best interest. He answered my never ending questions and concerns and walked me through every step of the process. On and off throughout the years other questions have come up and Jon has always made himself available to me for answers and advice. Recently our parenting plan needed some adjustments so I again went to Jon. He was patient with me and helped me do what was best for my children and I. I was nervous about going to court and child support adjustments and everything else that comes along with that process. By the time we actually made it to court I was confident in what to expect and felt Jon had properly prepared both me and himself to go in front of a judge. I am truly grateful for him and all he has done for my children and I over the years. He is much more than an attorney to us, he is a friend.
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Posted by Robin | April 29, 2015
Jonathan Collins - Good Adviser
Our family has used Jonathan as a divorce and probate attorney. He is always responsive and has helped us a great deal with our questions and with good solid advice. If he does not know an answer, he researches and responds quickly. He works well with the courts and in an expeditious manner. I would recommend Jonathan highly.
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Posted by Shanda | April 22, 2015
The Best!
Jon Collins has represented me on personal and business matters. He is very knowledgeable and professional. With Jon as my attorney I always knew I had the best representation and no need to worry. I always recommend Jon to anyone who needs and attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Collins & Collins, LLP
  • 2003 - Present
  • Summer Associate
  • Rosenstein, Fist and Ringold
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Hugh Rineer
  • 2002 - 2002
  • LEGAL REASONING, AUTHORITY & WRITING II PROFESSORS ASSISTANT
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Judicial Intern
  • District Court Judge Linda G. Morrissey
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Paralegal
  • Collins & Collins, LLP
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Intern
  • Williams Energy
  • 2001 - 2001
  • ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAM PROFESSORS ASSISTANT
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Marketing & Merchandising Territory Support Representative
  • Emerson Electric Inc.
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Process Server
  • J&H Process Service
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Out of Court Solutions - Mediation Group
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Full Time Missionary in Cordova, Argentina
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Router Technician
  • Fashion Sewing Cabinets of America
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Technician
  • ChemDry
  • 1994 - 1994
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Education

  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • Visiting Student
  • 2003
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
  • American Fork High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 1994
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Associations

  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court of Arizona
  • Licensed
  • 2003 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Scout Master
  • 2003 - Present
  • The Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Board of Advocates, University of Tulsa College of Law
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • "10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Eagle Scout Mentor
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2005
  • Order of the Curule Chair
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • 2003
  • CALI Award in Family Law
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • 2002
  • Colonel Graham Kirkpatrick Memorial Award
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • 2002
  • Honor Roll, Spring 2002, Summer 2002 and Fall 2002
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • 2002
  • CALI Award in Mediation
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • 2001
  • Honor Roll, Spring 2001, Summer 2001, and Fall 2001
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Privilege Use It Or Lose It
  • Hudson Hall Wheaton Chapter, AIC, Pupillage Group
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Jonathan
Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jonathan is a very competent and knowledgeable family law attorney, with an excellent reputation in the family law community. He is courteous, professional and always a pleasure to work with in family law matters. I highly recommend this attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is a very experienced attorney who aggressively advocates for his clients. I have been the opposing attorney on several cases with Jonathan and find him to be well organized and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jon is an exceptional attorney. He is trustworthy, has a great legal acumen, and is the consummate professional. I would refer matters to Jon without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is affable, respectful and, above all, solution-oriented. I endorse him enthusiastically."
PHOENIX Family Lawyer Jonathan S Collins
Jonathan S Collins
Family Attorney
PHOENIX, AZ
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation