P. Clarkson Collins, Jr.: Lawyer with Morris James LLP

P. Clarkson Collins, Jr.

Wilmington,  DE  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Alternative Entities
  • Business Litigation
  • Corporate and Fiduciary Litigation
  • Special Committee Representation
  • Corporate Governance Counseling
  • Energy Industry Team
  • Products Liability Litigation
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 2306, Wilmington, DE, 19899-2306
University University of Virginia, B.A., 1971
Law SchoolPennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1975
Admitted1976, Delaware; United States District Court, District of Delaware; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

Delaware State Bar Association, Executive Council of the Corporation Law and the Corporate Counsel Sections

Delaware State Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee, Co-Chair, 1991-95

Delaware State Bar Association, Judicial Appointments Committee, 2004-Present

Delaware Supreme Court Committee to Revise Principles of Professionalism for Delaware Lawyers and to Develop Code of Professionalism for Judges, Co-Chair by Court Appointment, 2003

Delaware Board of Bar Examiners, Assistant Secretary, 1987-1988, Secretary, 1989-90, 2002-2007

Delaware Judicial Nominating Commission, 2004-2009

American Bar Association, Business Law, Business Litigation and Litigation Sections

The Office of the Child Advocate, Guardianad litemon behalf of abused and neglected children

Appointed Guardianad litemfor Kelly Stevens by Delaware Supreme Court, In re Stevens, Del. Supr. 669 A.2d 33, 1995

BornPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 20, 1950

P. Clarkson Collins, Jr. is a former Managing Partner of Morris James, with more than 35 years of litigation experience in complex corporate, commercial, and fiduciary matters in both jury and non-jury trials.

Clark represents corporations, directors and officers, and alternative entities and their managers and members in class, derivative, and individual actions involving governance, breach of fiduciary duty, appraisal, dissolution, summary proceedings, and claims for indemnification and advancement. He also represents clients in a wide variety of business tort, trust, fiduciary, and contract actions, including trade secret, unfair competition, lender liability, joint venture disputes, and professional liability claims.


Defense of telecommunications company at trial defeating challenge to its consummation of an industry merger

Community Affiliations

Children & Families First Delaware, Former President and Chair (1992 - 1994), Board of Directors, (1980 - Present)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Elder, Trustee
United States Army Reserve, Field Artillery Captain (1972 - 1980)


Delaware Business Litigation Report


Chambers USA- Recognized for work in the Delaware Court of Chancery, 2006-2014

Benchmark Litigation:The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Firms and Attorneys, Litigation Star, 2010-2014

Best Lawyers, 2005-2012, 2014

Delaware Super Lawyers, 2007-2013

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rating

Dickinson Law Review, Board of Editors, 1974-75

Professional Background

Delaware Department of Justice, Deputy Attorney General, Criminal Prosecutor, 1976-78

News & Events

News & Media Mentions

Morris James Receives Top Legal Rankings in Chambers USA 2014May 23, 2014

Delaware Super Lawyers 2014 Recognizes 12 Morris James' AttorneysJanuary 23, 2014Delaware Super Lawyers

20 Attorneys in 23 Practices Recognized by Best Lawyers 2014August 15, 2013Best Lawyers 2014

Benchmark Litigation Names 7 Partners Among Top Litigators in DelawareJuly 11, 2013

Clark Collins Receives Highest Honor from DuPontJune 11, 2013

Chambers USA Names 13 Morris James Attorneys in Their 2013 Guide to Leading Business LawyersMay 29, 2013Chambers USA

Delaware Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 12 Morris James' AttorneysJanuary 9, 2013Delaware Super Lawyers

Delaware Super Lawyers Magazine Has Recognized 7 Morris James' Attorneys As Top Legal Counsel In DelawareDecember 11, 2012

20 Morris James Attorneys in 23 Practices Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers 2013August 30, 2012

Benchmark Litigation 2013 Names 7 Morris James Partners Among Top Delaware LitigatorsJuly 13, 2012

Chambers USA Names 14 Morris James Attorneys in Their 2012 Guide to Leading Business LawyersJune 4, 2012

Delaware Super Lawyers Recognizes 11 Morris James Attorneys as Top Legal Counsel in DelawareMay 18, 2012

17 Morris James Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers 2012 in 20 Practice AreasAugust 31, 2011

Benchmark Litigation 2012 Names 5 Morris James Partners Among Top Local Litigation StarsJune 16, 2011

Delaware Super Lawyers Names 8 Morris James Partners As Top Legal Counsel in DelawareMay 31, 2011

17 Morris James Attorneys Selected by Best Lawyers 2011August 4, 2010

Benchmark Litigation 2011 Names 5 Morris James Partners Among Top Local Litigation StarsAugust 3, 2010

Delaware Super Lawyers Names 7 Morris James Partners as Top Legal Counsel in DelawareJune 27, 2010

Chambers USA Names 10 Morris James Partners In Their 2010 Guide to Leading Business LawyersJune 16, 2010

Three Morris James Partners Named as National Finalists to the Lawdragon 500 ListApril 1, 2010

Best Lawyers Names 15 Morris James Attorneys and Ranks the Firm #1 in Delaware for Education Law and Elder LawOctober 12, 2009

Benchmark Litigation 2010 Names Morris James Partners Among Top Litigation PractitionersAugust 17, 2009

Delaware Super Lawyers Magazine Has Named 7 Morris James Partners As Top Legal Counsel In DelawareJune 17, 2009

Chambers USA 2009 Recognizes 8 Morris James Attorneys and 4 Practice GroupsJune 10, 2009

13 Morris James Partners Named in Best Lawyers 2009October 23, 2008

Morris James Partners Recognized in Delaware Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel EditionJanuary 14, 2008

Eleven Morris James Partners Nominated in Best Lawyers 2008December 4, 2007

Six Morris James Attorneys Nominated to Delaware Super Lawyers June 1, 2007

Six Morris James Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers October 21, 2005


Articles & Publications

Executive Indemnification and Advancement - A Primer Antitrust BulletinMarch 1, 2006American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law

Looking at the Big Picture, The Practice of Corporation Law - Inside the Minds of Leading Lawyers on Best Practices for Representing Public and Private CompaniesJanuary 1, 2006Aspatore Books


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Office Information

P. Clarkson Collins, Jr.

500 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1500
WilmingtonDE 19801-1494


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