Effective Legal Representation Since 1975
Our firm was founded by William Collins in 1975. Since then, Mr. Collins and his team have been providing effective legal representation to clients from all over Newfoundland and Labrador.
Brian D. Wentzell, B. Comm., MBA, LL.B.
Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public
Brian D. Wentzell is originally from Corner Brook and moved to St. John's to complete his university education. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1990 and a Master of Business Administration in 1992, both at Memorial University of Newfoundland. After working as a business consultant for a year thereafter, he completed his law degree in 1996 at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Mr. Wentzell has since that time lived in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Mr. Wentzell completed his Articles with Collins & Associates and was called to the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1997. He practiced law with Collins & Associates until William A. Collins, Q.C. retired in 2013, after which he acquired the firm, renaming it Collins Wentzell.
Mr. Wentzell was a member of the Canadian Forces in his earlier life and re-joined as a reserve legal officer with the Office of the Judge Advocate General, being commissioned as a lieutenant (Navy) in July, 2007. He is presently responsible for providing legal services to all reserve force units in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Mr. Wentzell's primary areas of practice are family, criminal and real estate law; however, he also has extensive experience and continues to provide a full range of legal services to his clients in areas such as wills and estates and personal injury, among others. One significant area of practice for Mr. Wentzell within family law is child, youth and family services law.