Hewlett, Collins & Allard began in 1982 as Hewlett & Collins. Mr. Addison Hewlett, Jr., asked Mr. John Collins to be his partner. Mr. Collins had been an Assistant District Attorney for the Fifth Prosecutorial District from 1979-1982.
- The partnership continued until Mr. Hewlett’s passing in 1987. Legal Services of the Lower Cape Fear has named its highest award the Addison Hewlett, Jr. Pro Bono Award.
- Mr. James “Buddy” Allard became a partner in the firm in December, 1989. He and Mr. Collins have been partners for over 22 years.
- Mr. Matt Collins joined the firm as an associate in September of 2010.
- The firm specializes in the defense of Criminal Cases and Traffic Violations. The firm has been located at 515 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC, since 1984.