About Me

Howard CollinsI am a native Oregonian. I was born in Portland and graduated from Madison High School. I received my Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Portland State University in 1977. In 1981, I graduated from Willamette University in the top third of my class with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence (JD) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). I was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1981.

For 35 years, I have focused my practice on family law, personal injury claims, and criminal defense with a special emphasis on representing juveniles.

I have served as a Pro Tem Judge in Salem Municipal Court and Marion County Circuit Court and I am active as an arbitrator in Marion County. I am a member of the Oregon State Bar, Marion County Bar Association, and the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

On a personal note, I have been married to Dayna, a counselor and artist, for 44 years (click here for a link to her website Alley Art Studio), and we have lived in Salem since 1977. We have three grown children and six grandchildren.

When I’m not working, I enjoy time with my family, golfing, bowling, traveling, attending cultural events, and spending time on our boat. For many years I coached youth basketball and baseball.

Contact me at 503-399-9778.