William B. Collins

Principal Attorney

(716) 885-9700 x101

Practice Areas

  • Construction Site Injuries
  • Automobile Collisions
  • Wrongful Death
  • Railroad Worker Injury
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Toxic Tort

Bar Admissions

  • New York State Bar
  • Michigan State Bar
  • Florida State Bar


  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School


I have been practicing law since 1982, representing people for serious personal injuries throughout the United States. I am presently admitted to the State Bar of three separate states: New York, Florida and Michigan. My successful litigation in venues throughout the country attests to my ability to perform at the highest level anywhere and under any circumstances. I take special interest in complex industrial and commercial negligence, including explosions, chemical exposure, construction mishaps and unsafe work practices.


I graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and Cum Laude in the top ten of my class. I am a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, American Association of Justice, and the American Bar Association. I am also a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100. I have secured clients numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, including verdicts of $33 million for an ironworker and $32 million for a roofer.


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Michigan State Bar Association
  • Florida State Bar Association

Principal Area(s) of Practice:

During the last 10 years, I have focused my practice on industrial injuries with a special concentration on handling traumatic brain injury cases. I think the cards are stacked against the average working man and woman. I consider it a personal crusade to fight for them and get them their just due.

Memberships & Offices:

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • American Bar Association
  • The Nation Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top One Percent
  • Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America LifeTime Charter Member

Awards & Recognition:

  • Best Lawyers New York 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America 2014, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Best Law Firms in America 2015
  • Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell BU rated Attorney 2009, 2010