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Mr. Collins was raised in Lilburn, Georgia, where he graduated with honors from Shiloh High School. He subsequently attended the University of Georgia and graduated as a rare “Triple Dawg” in 2007. This means that Mr. Collins has obtained three degrees from UGA: a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science degree (B.A.), a Juris Doctorate degree (J.D.), and a Masters of Public Administration degree (M.P.A.). Mr. Collins even worked on legislation in the Georgia House of Appropriations while completing his undergraduate degree. Since graduating cum laude in 2007 from the University of Georgia School of Law, Mr. Collins has worked in a wide variety of legal areas around the state.
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Mr. Collins started his legal career working for a medium-sized firm in a residential and commercial real estate. He subsequently served as a law clerk to the Honorable Tilman E. Self, III in the Macon Judicial Circuit. After serving as a clerk, Mr. Collins worked in Savannah for the second largest firm in the city. He experienced a broad array of legal areas in this time period, including but not limited to adoptions, domestic law, civil litigation, contract disputes, death penalty cases, and city/municipal law.
Mr. Collins is a staunch believer in our jury system. He considers a “trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” (Thomas Jefferson) He wanted to become a better trial attorney and thus jumped at the chance to move back close to family here in Athens to work with one of the best trial attorneys in the state
Mr. Collins is admitted to practice in the State and Superior Courts of Georgia, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia. He is a member of the Western Circuit Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.
Mr. Collins married Jenna M. Collins (f/k/a Jenna Massey) in 2010. The couple has been blessed with two healthy and rambunctious sons. Mr. Collins enjoys rooting for the Dawgs, cooking, exercising, spending time with his family, and reading in his spare time.