John K. Collins

John is a North Country native who was born and raised in Canton.  He graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1992, worked for a couple of years in Washington DC as a paralegal and then attended SUNY Buffalo School of Law where he graduated with honors and was the Note and Comment Editor for the Buffalo Law Review.  After Buffalo, John worked for the New York City law firm of Rogers & Wells which merged with Clifford Chance while he was there.  Clifford Chance is the largest law firm in the world with its world headquarters in London.  While at Clifford Chance John worked on mergers and acquisitions involving predominately Fortune 500 companies as well as on antitrust matters.  John’s wife Christy was also raised in Canton and eventually they decided to return home so that their children could be raised in the same environment that they were fortunate to have in their upbringing.

John works on all the various types of matters the firm handles.  Being a former St. Lawrence County prosecutor, John handles most of the select criminal defense cases that the firm chooses to handle.

John is married to the former Christine Clark and has three children, Emma, Liza and Jack.


Phone: (315) 386-8506