Philip Collins has over 43 years of experience representing public and private employers in all aspects of labor and employment practice. His experience includes substantial involvement in litigation, including practice before the state and federal trial and appellate courts in Massachusetts, administrative tribunals, and labor arbitrators. Mr. Collins has argued successfully on behalf of management in several groundbreaking cases in the areas of employee discipline and discharge, teacher tenure hearing rights, funding of collective bargaining agreements and the interplay between municipal contracts and civil service laws. His successful appellate advocacy has overturned an arbitrator’s backpay award of over 12 million dollars.

On behalf of unionized employers, Mr. Collins has also negotiated hundreds of collective bargaining agreements including such diverse employee groups as clerical personnel, healthcare workers, laborers, maintenance persons, police officers, fire fighters, teachers, college professors, professional administrators, correctional officers, and technicians.

Phil is the founding partner of Collins Loughran & Peloquin, PC, the predecessor to our current law firm.  He serves in an Of Counsel role to the firm lending his valuable insight as we continue the practice that he was instrumental in building.



Boston College Law School, J.D., 1974
Harvard College, B.A., Government, 1971

Bar Memberships

Massachusetts, 1974; U. S. District Court, Massachusetts, 1975

Professional Experience

Norris, Murray & Peloquin, LLC, 2018 to present

Of Counsel to law firm specializing in representing employers in labor, employment and education law matters.

Collins, Loughran & Peloquin, P.C., 1986 – 2018

Partner in law firm specializing in representing employers in labor, employment and education law matters.

Allen W. Drachman, 1976-1982;

Holland, Crowe & Drachman, 1982-1986

Private practice of labor relations law as an associate (1976-1982) and then as a partner (1982-1986).

National Assn. of Govt. Employees I.B.P.O., 1973-1976

Served as a law clerk, then staff counsel, primarily handling litigation on behalf of municipal and federal employees.

Professional Associations

Massachusetts Bar Association, Labor Law, Health Law and Public Law Sections; National Public Employer Labor Relations Association.

Phillip Collins
Philip Collins, Esq.
315 Norwood Park South
Norwood, MA 02062

phone: (781) 762-2229
fax: (781) 762-1803