Collin is a business trial lawyer who represents plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes commercial cases. He has been a lead trial lawyer in computer software trade secrets cases, several actions related to the Bernard L. Madoff fraud, royalty disputes, patent litigation, and other business crisis situations. Collin has particular experience in litigation funding contexts, from joining as lead counsel just before trial to the diligence stage.
For the fourth year in a row, Collin is the youngest trial lawyer in Texas to receive an official ranking from Chambers USA in General Commercial Litigation, which reports his reputation for impressive performance in trials and as a lawyer who is “commercially very savvy and a strategic thinker.” Collin’s strong reputation also is reflected in his national role serving on Law360‘s Trials Editorial Advisory Board.
In 2018, Collin was one of 59 Americans selected as a Presidential Leadership Scholar, completing a year-long leadership curriculum centered around four presidential administrations. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Houston Bar Association, UTHealth Development, Houston Wilderness, and Da Camera of Houston and is on the Board of the Texas General Counsel Forum’s Houston Chapter, which focuses on best legal practices for in-house counsel.
Collin also serves on Duke Law School’s Board of Visitors and on its Adjunct Faculty, teaching a class on Hearings Practice each of the last three years. He is named in Best Lawyers in America® for commercial and intellectual property litigation and is noted as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in business litigation by Thomson Reuters.
Prior to joining the firm, Collin practiced with Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C., and was a law clerk for the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in Philadelphia.