Patricia Collins

Adjunct Professor of Law

Patricia R. Collins is an Associate General Counsel in the Installations, Energy & Environment Division. She represents the Air Force in litigation and policy matters that involve real property, energy and federal environmental statutes, principally the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Clean Water Act, and Safe Drinking Water Act.

Ms. Collins came to the Air Force after 13 years as Senior Legal Counsel at the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Pollution Funds Center where she pursued cost recovery litigation and adjudicated economic and natural resource damage claims on behalf of the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund. She is an Adjunct Professor at Washington College of Law, American University where she teaches courses in Federal Public Lands and Natural Resources Law and in the Regulation of Energy. In private practice, Ms. Collins focused on natural resources and corporate litigation.



Areas of Specialization

  • Environmental Law

Degrees & Universities

  • A.B, Colby College
  • J.D., Washington College of Law
  • LL.M., George Washington University National Law Center