Deborah Y. Collins

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Norfolk, Virginia

Yeng Collins Law, PLLC
Deborah Y. Collins
Yeng Collins Law, PLLC

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 2011

Education: William & Mary Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2024

Yeng Collins Law, PLLC

440 Monticello Ave
Suite 1875
Norfolk, VA 23510 Visit website


In the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area, Deborah Y. Collins represents clients in cases of employment law, discrimination, wrongful termination and business formation. As an attorney with Yeng Collins Law, PLLC, she was named by Coastal Virginia Magazine as a Top Lawyer, named by the American Registry as a Top Lawyer and recognized in 2019 by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. With experience in hundreds of trials, she has represented professionals and corporations in matters of litigation, administrative proceedings, arbitration, mediation, grievances, internal investigations, drafting policies and handbooks, negotiating contract issues and simply providing advice on business matters each day.

Admitted to practice in the state of Virginia, Ms. Collins is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She is a member of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association and the I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court.

At Virginia Commonwealth University, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in human resource management before attending law school. Ms. Collins earned her Juris Doctor from the William & Mary Law School.

Ms. Collins is a founder of the Work/Life Balance Group for Virginia Lawyers Weekly and on the Board of Directors for the YWCA-SHR. Her experience and knowledge have become valuable as she gives seminars and presentations on sexual harassment, internal investigations, and hiring and recruiting for the National Business Institute and the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association Continuing Legal Education programs.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Defense, Employment & Labor: Employer, Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Business/Corporate

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employer, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour Laws, Wrongful Termination

  • 20% Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 30% Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 20% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Business/Corporate

First Admitted: 2011, Virginia

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “Sexual Harassment in the #metoo Era” for the Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, October 4, 2018
  • “Hiring and Recruiting” for the National Business Institute’s “Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now” Seminar, June 7, 2017
  • “Conducting an Effective Internal Investigation” for the National Business Institute’s “Advanced Employment Law” Seminar, October 2, 2017
  • , Recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by Coastal Virginia, 2021
  • , Recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2019
  • , Recognized by Super Lawyers, 2021
  • , Recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by American Registry, 2021
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Founder of the Work/Life Balance Group for Virginia Lawyers
  • YWCA-SHR, Board of Directors
  • Federal Bar Association, Hampton Roads Chapter
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Educational Background:
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S. (Human Resource Management)

Office location for Deborah Y. Collins

440 Monticello Ave
Suite 1875
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 757-828-0882


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2024

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