Practice Areas

The Albuquerque Attorneys at Collins & Collins, P.C. serve clients throughout New Mexico in the following practice areas:

Give us a call at (505) 242-5958 for a free case review.

Practice Area Descriptions

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Our personal injury and wrongful death practice is a statewide practice serving clients throughout New Mexico in both state and federal court.

Personal injury law includes a wide range of claims made on behalf of those seriously injured or killed due to the negligence of others. Personal injury would include such matters as auto accidents, medical malpractice, slip & fall injuries, premises liability claims, and nursing home neglect and abuse among others.

There are a broad set of personal injury law principles and procedures that apply to all personal injury and wrongful death claims.  However, there are important distinctions for different kinds of claims and different varieties of defendants.

It is important to understand these distinctions.  An experienced personal injury attorney can guide through the maze of issues that come up in personal injury and wrongful death claims.

Criminal and DWI Defense

Our criminal and DWI defense practice is limited to Albuquerque and the surrounding areas.  The great majority of our criminal and DWI practice is limited to Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.

Though criminal defense and DWI defense share many of the same constitutional and procedural foundations, there are many important distinctions between criminal defense defined broadly and DWI defense.  DWI defense invokes many principles, procedural rules, discovery rules, expert witness issues and the like that are unique to DWI.

It is important to understand these distinctions so it is important to have an experienced criminal and DWI defense attorney that understands and can take advantage of all the rules, laws and procedures that exist to protect criminal and DWI suspects.

Divorce and Family Law

Like criminal and DWI defense, our divorce & family law practice is limited to Albuquerque and the surrounding areas.  Again, like criminal and DWI defense, the great majority of our cases in divorce and family law matters are in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.

Divorce and family law can cover a lot of ground.  The practice will cover divorce, child custody, child support, division of property and debt, alimony and other issues associated with divorce.  Many times, issues such as child custody and child support will come up in cases that do not involve married couples or divorce.

In addition to those matters traditionally associated with divorce and family law, issues of domestic abuse are also addressed in the family law courts, at least in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.

This again means that the family law court may be addressing issues that are not related to married couples since “domestic abuse” as defined by the New Mexico Family Violence Protection Act covers relationships well beyond the bounds of marriage.

All of these issues and many more can come up in the New Mexico Family Law courts.  If the case arises in Albuquerque or Rio Rancho, then Collins & Collins, P.C. is here to help.

Free Case Review

If you have a legal issue in one of our areas of practice, we welcome your call or online inquiry.  We offer a free case review to determine if we can help you.

One of our lawyers will always review the information that you provide to determine if we can help.  There is never a charge for this initial review.  Neither is there ever a charge for the initial consultation if we determine that your case involves matters with which we can help you.


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