Robert C. Collins II

  • Personal Injury
  • Delaware
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Summary

At heart, I am a teacher. That's what happens when you come from a family full of educators. When a client comes in, I listen to their story and ask a lot of questions. Then, I explain their legal situation to them and give them a "road map" of how their case will likely play out. When a client's doctor doesn't explain their medical condition to them very well, I give them more information so they can understand what's happening to their body. When they don't understand a medical procedure, I'll explain that to them as well. I'll explain to them how to obtain lost wages and what their insurance covers (and doesn't cover). When they finish treating, I'll review their records and explain the case's likely settlement value, negotiation strategy to settle the case, and the likelihood of the case settling rather than going into litigation. I teach insurance adjusters about my client's case, and sometimes I teach them about the law or the person they are insuring. When a case can't be settled, it's my turn to teach the jury about all the relevant facts and issues that support my client's case. I'm not a salesman. I'm not an ambulance-chaser. I'm not going to mislead my clients about the merits of their case or the case's value; I'm going to be honest so the client knows what to expect. I'm someone who helps people who were injured due to someone else's fault, and I love my job.

Practice Area
  • Personal Injury
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    After going through our intake process, I will meet with a potential client for personal injury claims for up to two hours for free. If at all possible, I prefer to meet the client in person.
  • Contingent Fees
    Our fees are consistent with the industry norms. I do not overcharge, nor am I a "discount lawyer". If an attorney is willing to offer you a lower fee than the vast majority of attorneys in the field, you should ask yourself why.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Delaware
Education
Rutgers University - Camden
J.D. (2009) | Law
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Honors: Marshall-Brennan Fellow
University of Delaware
B.A. (2006) | History Major, English and Psychology Minors
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Honors: Dean's List
Awards
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
Top 10 Delaware Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40
National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
Marshall-Brennan Fellow
Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Program
Professional Associations
Delaware Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
American Association for Justice
Member
Current
State Bar of Delaware # 005322
Member
Current
Speaking Engagements
Implications of the Stayton Decision, Amicus Resources and Implications of the Stayton Decision, Wilmington
Delaware Trial Lawyers Association
Withdrawing Representation, Legal Ethics: Conflicts of Interest in Case Studies, Wilmington
NBI
Delaware UM/UIM Legislative Update; Stacking Coverage: Clarifying the Current Landscape; Liens: Recent Changes and Challenges, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law: Advanced Practice, Wilmington
NBI
Certifications
Certified Mediator
Delaware Superior Court
Certified Arbitrator - Personal Injury
Delaware Superior Court
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. Is there any document or court decision that officially superseded the original Articles of Confederation?
A: The very terms of the Constitution, ratified by 11 of the original 13 colonies, replaced the terms of the Articles. For example, Article 5 of the Articles of Confederation sets out the make-up of Congress, while Article 1 of the Constitution sets out a new, different way to make up Congress. The Preamble to the Constitution itself says that it is now the Constitution. We don't "pretend" the Articles no longer apply. They no longer apply because the People decided to adopt a Constitution in place of the Articles.
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Schwartz and Schwartz
1140 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901
USA