Peggy Collen
Attorney at Law

Peggy Collen is an experienced attorney and an aggressive litigator. She cares deeply about her clients and encourages close communication so that they understand the legal process. You can rely on Ms. Collen’s comprehensive representation.

Peggy Collen’s pursuit of her legal education came after working as a film animator. In addition to her law degree, she holds a BA and MFA from UCLA.


2015 Jeremy G. Epstein Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service, City Bar Justice Center.

Events & Continuing Education Classes

  • Presenter – CLE: The NY Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019: Recent Developments, Lawline, April 2020
  • Presenter – CLE: Representing Tenants in Holdover Proceedings: Looking for Fatal Defects, Lawline, September 2019.
  • Presenter – CLE: Introduction to Litigating Animal-Related Issues in New York Housing, Lawline, December 2017.
  • Co-Chair CLE Organizer – The Nuts & Bolts of Litigating Companion Animal Housing Claims, NYC Bar Association, October 19, 2017.
  • Panelist – Defense of Housing Claims Relating to Companion Animals, NYC Bar Association, June 2017.
  • Presenter – CLE: Introduction to Laws Protecting Animals in Housing, CUNY Law School, March 2017.

Volunteer Attorney Service

Ms. Collen has been a long-time volunteer with the City Bar Justice Center’s Cancer Advocacy & Elderlaw Projects. Through her volunteer work, Ms. Collen has prepared life-planning documents for seniors, cancer patients, and survivors. She has also been invited to speak at community outreach events for the Elderlaw Project.

Professional Memberships

  • New York City Bar Association, Housing Court Committee (former member of the Animal Law Committee)
  • New York State Bar Association (former member of the Committee on Animals and the Law)

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