John A. Collins practices in the areas of Civil Appellate and Motion Practice. He has argued appeals before the New York Court of Appeals, all four Departments of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of New York, 1983

Speaking Engagements

  • Prepared course materials and lectured on Article 78 Proceedings and Appeals From Administrative Determinations for the New York State Bar Association as part of its New York Appellate Practice Seminar, November 2001
  • Presented a lecture for the Erie Institute of Law on Matrimonial Appellate Practice, March 1999

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association
  • Member of the Bar Association of Erie County


Named to Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation—Plaintiffs since 2015


AV Rated by Martindale-Hubell
AV Peer Review Rating, signifying the highest recognition in legal ability and professional ethics

Super Lawyers
Among the Top 50 attorneys named to Upstate New York Super Lawyers since 2007 for Appellate Law

Who's who

Who's Who in Law
Named to Business First/Buffalo Law Journal's "Who's Who in Law" for Appellate Law, including in the final 2012 issue