Michael Collins is an experienced trial lawyer, having represented clients in state and federal courts and before administrative bodies. His litigation experience includes defending claims regarding automobile liability, premises liability, civil rights and police pursuits. He has also defended professional liability claims regarding state marshals, insurance agents, architects and engineers.
Michael is also a member of the firm's Municipal Law Practice Area. He has extensive experience in litigating property valuation appeals, land use cases and administrative appeals. He also provides advice and counsel to his clients on a wide range of municipal matters including land use, statutory interpretation, drafting and review of ordinances, Freedom of Information issues, the procurement process and elections.
Michael is a member of the Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. He is a former member of the Office of the Corporation Counsel for the City of Hartford from 1986 to 2003, including the last eight years as the Deputy Corporation Counsel.
He is a member of the Board of Assessment Appeals for the Town of Glastonbury, and a member of the town's Recreation Commission. He is also a member of the Irish American Home Society, where he is a past vice president and former member of the board of directors.
Connecticut Bar Association
Hartford County Bar Association
Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys
Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
H & S Secures Reversal on Municipal Tax Ruling
HLO Land Ownership Associates, Ltd Partnership v. City of Hartford, 248 Conn. 350 (1999)
Xerox Corp v. BTR City of Hartford, 240 Conn. 192 (1997)
City of Hartford v. Stanley V. Tucker, 225 Conn. 211 (1993)
IBM Credit Corp. v. BTR of City of Hartford, 227 Conn. 826 (1993)