Collins, Deans, and Melocowsky

Collins, Deans, and Melocowsky

A Full Service Law Firm in Glastonbury, Farmington and Hartford

Firm Overview


If you have need for legal services, please contact Collins, Deans & Melocowsky. Our five attorneys and full staff of paralegals stand ready to serve you. We have achieved the highest possible rating (av) from Martindale-Hubbel. We have experience in many legal areas, including Personal Injury and Negligence Claims, Criminal Defense, Divorce and Child Custody, Juvenile and DCF Matters, Real Estate, Estate Settlement, Probate, Wills and Trusts, Business and Accident Law. For more detail about the ways that we can help you, please click on the relevant subject area to the right.

We have convenient offices in Glastonbury, Hartford and Farmington, and we are always willing to meet a client in their home or place of business or other locations when appropriate.

Call Collins, Deans & Melocowsky today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our esteemed attorneys and get started on your case right away.

For superior legal services in the Glastonbury, Hartford and Farmington, Connecticut areas, turn to the Law Office of Collins, Deans & Melocowsky. Our firm cares about your needs and is here to serve you with integrity and respect. The top accident lawyers at Collins, Deans & Melocowsky have spent decades successfully representing clients with a variety of legal cases and will proudly do the same for you.

The elite lawyers at Collins, Deans & Melocowsky have years of experience assisting clients in many legal areas, including real estate, divorce and child custody, criminal defense, personal injury, immigration, negligence and many others. Our Hartford law firm has been awarded the highest possible rating (av) from Martindale-Hubbel and we strive to achieve the highest standards in ethics. We go above and beyond to surpass our clients' expectations and always provide assistance and support.

Whether you have just been involved in a car accident, have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), need assistance with family law matters, such as divorce, or have been hurt at work, you can turn to our acclaimed lawyers to secure the best possible outcome for your case. Our attorneys work diligently on your behalf and fight for your rights. No matter what type of case you are involved in, who is to blame or the extent of the damage or injuries, the skilled attorneys at Collins, Deans & Melocowsky will make sure that you walk away from your case ahead.

Our lawyers have secured clients millions of dollars in money damages, medical care, property damage reimbursement and lost wages for their claims and are ready and waiting to do the same for you. place your trust in the hands of our Glastonbury, Connecticut lawyers and rest easy knowing that you have a leading legal professional representing your interests around the clock.

In the wake of an accident, arrest or family issue, emotions always run high. It may seem as though nothing can ever be done to correct the situation or ease the pain, but with our help, you and your loved ones will obtain justice for your case. The lawyers at Collins, Deans & Melocowsky do not take "no" for an answer and ensure that your case will end with the best possible outcome.

Contact Collins, Deans & Melocowsky today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our esteemed accident attorneys and get started on your case right away.


Personal Injury
Criminal Defense and DUI
Divorce & Child Custody
Juvenile and DCF Matters
Real Estate
Probate and Estate Settlement
Wills and Trusts
Business Law
Main Office

Main Office
212 New London Turnpike
Glastonbury  CT  06033

  • (860) 659-4488
  • (860) 659-4486

Office Information

Office Hours

M-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Emergency After Hours


Other Offices

  • Farmington Office
    321 Main Street
    Farmington,  CT  06032
  • Hartford Office
    151 New Park Avenue
    Hartford,  CT  06106

Steven I. Melocowsky

Steven I. Melocowsky is a founder of Melocowsky and Melocowsky and Collins, Deans, and Melocowsky. He provides legal commentary for local television stations such as FOX Ct News and WFSB regarding high profile criminal and civil trials. Attorney Melocowsky handles personal injury and negligence claims, criminal matters, family matters and assists with real estate closings and will preparation. He has extensive litigation experience in Hartford, Tolland, Middlesex, New Britain and Windham counties as well as local Probate Courts. Attorney Melocowsky has successfully represented individuals against major insurance companies, municipalities, hospitals and large businesses. He has also defended criminal clients and has served as a mentor for other local counsel. Attorney Melocowsky is associated with AARP, ARAG, Hyatt Legal Plans and Legal Club of America. He has conducted seminars for local insurance companies and lectures at the University of Connecticut. Attorney Melocowsky graduated from the University of Miami Law School in 1996 and the University of Connecticut in 1993. He remains actively involved in the local Hartford county community teaching, coaching, and providing legal assistance to many local organizations including a local womens group and other non-profit and charitable organizations.

Paul Melocowsky

Paul M. Melocowsky is a founder of Melocowsky and Melocowsky. He handles all aspects of litigation including criminal matters, divorce and custody, and personal injury claims. Prior to becoming a partner at Melocowsky and Melocowsky in 1997, he served as a Public Defender in Hartford Superior Court. He has practiced for the previous twelve years in Superior Court locations in Hartford, Tolland, Middlesex, New Britain and Windham counties. Attorney Melocowsky also practices in several local Probate Courts where he handles contested estate matters. Attorney Melocowsky graduated from Quinnipiac School of Law in 1996 and the University of Connecticut in 1993.

John Deans

John E. Deans started his legal career with the major Connecticut law firm of Cummings & Lockwood, where he spent eight years as an associate in the Real Estate Department. From there he was recruited by Capital Holding Corporation, an insurance conglomerate based in Louisville, KY, where he served as Assistant General Counsel and head of the Real Estate Section of the Law Department. He then moved up to become Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Barclays Business Credit, Inc., a unit of Barclays Bank PLC headquartered in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He eventually became General Counsel for several other Barclays units, including a US National Bank, a factor, a commercial leasing company and others. In 1994 he started his own law firm in Glastonbury, focusing on real estate and the legal needs of small businesses and their owners, including the areas of business law, secured lending, estate planning and estate settlement. In 1999 he became a co-founder of Collins & Deans, LLC.

Paul Collins

Paul W. Collins began his legal career with the firm of Black, Buono, DelPrete and Flynn, P.C. in Framingham, Massachusetts where he managed the firm's residential and commercial real estate conveyancing department. From there he joined the large Boston firm of Riemer and Braunstein where he was the managing attorney of the residential real estate department responsible for a very large and active conveyancing operation. Attorney Collins then became corporate counsel and secretary for Forum Holdings USA, a multi-national publicly traded holding company doing business throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. His duties as corporate counsel comprised a very diverse corporate practice involving the holding company and its 52 subsidiaries and affiliates throughout the world. He then moved to Connecticut where he became a partner in the firm of Blume, Elbaum & Collins, with areas of practice in small business and corporate law, commercial and residential real estate law and estate planning and probate law. In 1999 he became a co-founder of Collins & Deans, LLC.

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