Founding attorney of Snipes & Collins, Samuel Snipes passed away on 12-31-2018. He retired from the practice of law after having been a fixture in the Bucks County legal community for over 60 years. His father practiced law in Yardley before him. A graduate of Temple Law School, Haverford College and Westtown School, Sam's family roots in Southeastern Pennsylvania extend to the days of William Penn.
Sam served as the Falls Township solicitor for 28 years. He is the recipient of the United Way of Bucks County Founders Award for 50 years of service. He was also honored in 2005 with the Mark E. Goldberg Award, presented to a member of the Bucks County Bar Association to those demonstrating a continuing commitment to community service outside the legal profession.
Sam served his beloved Bucks County community as a board member of several organizations, including Historic Fallsington, Inc. and the Pennsbury Society.
One of his greatest joys was driving his horse-drawn carriages in local parades and events.
His legacy of service, honesty, integrity, and justice continue to inform and inspire Ms. Collins' practice.
Lisa Bellet Collins continues the traditions and values forged by her association with founder Samuel Snipes, while bringing fresh ideas and energy to clients' concerns. She concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, elder law, and probate.
Prior to practicing law, Lisa worked for 14 years with the New Jersey Department of Health. There she represented the Department in administrative hearings to decertify nurse aides who abused elderly nursing home residents. Her experience there provided deep insight into the complex needs of older persons, and the difficulties often faced by families caring for older family members. It also strengthened Lisa's life-long passion for serving the needs of the elderly and their families.
Representing the abused elderly is also what led Lisa to go to law school and begin her second career as a lawyer.
Lisa completed her undergraduate education at Hampshire College, and earned a Master of Public Health degree from UMDNJ/Rutgers Medical School. She earned her law degree from Temple Law School where she was a Symposium Editor of the Temple Environmental Law and Technology Journal.
Lisa is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and before the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and District of New Jersey.
She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Bucks County Bar Association, and the Bucks County Estate Planning Council.
Lisa serves on the board and is the Corporate Secretary of the Friends Home and Friends Village.
Snipes & Collins . 16 South Main Street . P.O. Box 354 . Yardley, PA 19067 . (215) 493-3664