TIMOTHY J GORBEY
Tim has been practicing law for more than 35 years.
He is a graduate of St. James High School, Pennsylvania State University and the Temple University School of Law. Tim has been very active in criminal and civil litigation.
While attending law school, Tim taught school, worked on the Commodore Barry Bridge and in the legal department of the Insurance Company of North America and then in the Legal Department of Southeast National Bank. Since graduating from law school, he has served as assistant counsel for Southeast National Bank, served as an elected official in the City of Chester where he was City Treasurer, and then elected to the City Council as the Director of Public Safety, and then as the Director of Accounts and Finance. After Tim withdrew from service as an elected official, he began to devote his full time to the practice of law.
Tim has been very active in criminal and civil litigation. He has served as outside counsel to National Banks and Savings and Loan Associations, handling everything from simple collection matters to complicated Breach of Fiduciary Duty and fraud cases. In addition, he has been involved in numerous other types of civil litigation, and municipal law. He has represented Unions, Credit Unions, and Union Members.
Tim is most proud of having worked on cases that established precedents in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. However, in spite of the fact that Tim enjoyed the privilege of representing some National and even some International clients, he still most enjoys representing friends and neighbors, and local businesses. In addition to practicing law, Tim has been very active in the Community, and has served in various volunteer capacities for St. Robert’s Church, St. John Chrysostom Church, the North Chester Civic Association and the Irvington Swim Club.
Aside from the time spent with his family, Tim’s primary source of pleasure is derived from representing clients in court.
KENNETH B. COLLINS
Ken received his J.D. from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University, a Master of Biotechnology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelors of Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he concentrated in finance at The Wharton School of Business and minored in biology at the School of Arts and Sciences.
Ken began his legal career as a legal assistant/paralegal in the area of biotech patent prosecution. He completed his Masters of Biotechnology and entered law school with the intention of becoming a patent lawyer. However, while attending law school, Ken worked full time as a paralegal and then a law clerk, during which time he developed extensive experience in personal injury cases. Although he continued to do legal research for biotech clients, he realized that he appreciated the ability to work closely with families during difficult times. This, together with his experiences in the trial advocacy program at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University cemented his desire to change courses and become a general practice attorney. This would enable him to work closely with families to meet their needs in practice areas including estate planning, estate administration, personal injury, civil litigation, expungements, criminal defense, and juvenile defense.
In addition, Ken has represented small business in multiple capacities, including entity formation, business transactions, contract review, succession planning, and civil litigation. His personal experiences running a small business, consulting for entrepreneurs, educational background at the Wharton School, and recognition that small businesses serve as the backbone of our economy have motived him to develop this practice area.
Ken is married and has three children - a seven year old son, five year old daughter, and a newborn son. Ken is active in his community, including being recently asked by Chadds Ford Township to serve on the Chadds Ford Open Space Task Force. He and his wife are active in various ministries, and his wife is a singer, songwriter and an office manager and teacher at a Montessori school in Delaware County.
In addition to working at Gorbey & Collins, Ken works as the attorney liaison to the drug treatment related programs in Delaware County for the Office of the Public Defender. These programs include Drug Treatment Court, the Young Offender Program, and Second Chance Court. As a result of his experiences with these programs, he has learned about the needs of those in recovery from substance abuse and addiction. He has been a panel speaker for Continuing Legal Education seminars related to these problem solving court programs. He has also been a presenter for a Continuing Legal Education seminar in the practice area of Expungements.
Ken is also an attorney volunteer at the Chester location of Christian Legal Clinics of
Philadelphia. The Chester clinic is hosted by the Salvation Army of Chester.
Business Formation: Business Formation - Corporations, LLCs, etc.
Estate Planning: Preparation of Wills, Financial Power of Attorney, Healthcare Power of
Attorney (living will)
Other Services for Small Businesses: Contract Review, Employment, Consumer Complaint
Defense; Civil Litigation; Business transactions; Civil Litigation; Real Estate Transactions;
Other Services for Individuals: Expungements; Criminal Defense; Juvenile Defense; Real Estate
Transactions; Landlord/Tenant; Trusts