101 State Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Tel. 413.734.6411 • Fax 413.734.8069



Joseph B. Collins is of counsel of the firm of Hendel, Collins & O'Connor, P.C. Mr. Collins received an Associate of Arts degree from Holyoke Community College in 1973 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College in 1975. Mr. Collins received his legal education at the Suffolk University School of Law where he was awarded a Juris Doctor degree in 1978.

Mr. Collins is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is listed in the Best Lawyers in America published by Woodward/White. Since 2004, he has been given the designation “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine. In 2013, 2009, 2008, and 2006, Mr. Collins was named as one of the top 100 lawyers in Massachusetts by that publication.

Mr. Collins served as an Adjunct Professor of Bankruptcy Law at Western New England College School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts for over ten years, and is regularly called upon to serve as a panelist and lecturer on bankruptcy and commercial law topics.

He is a member of the American and Hampden County Bar Associations, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association Bankruptcy Trustees and the Commercial Law League of America.


  • Holyoke Community College (A.A. 1973)
  • Boston College (B.A., cum laude, 1975)
  • Suffolk University (J.D. 1978)

Professional Career

  • Of Counsel, Hendel, Collins & O'Connor, P.C. (2018 - present)
  • Partner, Hendel & Collins, P.C. (1982- 2018)
  • Associate, Kamberg, Berman & Hendel P.C. (1978-82)

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy Reorganization
  • Insolvency Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Creditor and Committee Representation

Bar Admissions and Other Affiliations

  • Admitted to practice before the Courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont, the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Top 100 Massachusetts Lawyers, 2013, 2009, 2008 and 2006, Boston Magazine
  • Member, Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees, District of Massachusetts (1979-present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Bankruptcy Law, Western New England College School of Law (1982-1992)
  • Commercial Law League of America (Chairman, New England Region, 1989-1990)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • American Bar Association, Hampden County Bar Association