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Dustin Linley Collier
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Dustin Linley Collier

also known as Dusty Collier

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Landlord & Tenant, Personal Injury

About Me

First-degree black belt from the American Taekwondo Association


Percussionist since age 12


Avid reader, professional and recreational


Epistemologist (if you have to ask, you won't care...)


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Employment & Labor: 80%
    6 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    5 years
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
    5 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($125-275/hour), Contingent (33-45%), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

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    Exceptional advocate, a passionate and eloquent speaker. Thorough in his work, frank in his communications, Mr. Collier stands out above the rest.

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    Inna Vinogradov
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Sandra Lynn Ribera

    Dusty is a true go-getter. He is not intimidated by attorneys who may be more experienced and is a fearless litigator who confidently stands his ground both inside and outside of the courtroom. Most importantly, Dusty is a zealous advocate for his clients. I whole-heartedly give him my endorsement.

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    Sandra Ribera Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200905/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Oralist (Prel. Rd. 3)PACE Environmental Moot Court Competition2008
Semi-FinalistPACE Environmental Moot Court Competition2008
Honorable Mention, Student Writing CompetitionCalifornia State Bar Association - Labor and Employment Section2008
Van Bourg Scholarship for Aspiring Employment LawyersVan Bourg2007
Edley GrantUniversity of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law2006
Senior Achievement AwardArkansas State University - English and Philosophy Department2006
Trustee's ScholarshipArkansas State University2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerCollier Teti, LLP2013 - Present
Solo PractitionerLaw Offices of Dustin Collier2011 - Present
AssociateBeeson, Tayer, & Bodine, P.C.2008 - 2010

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
San Francisco County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2011 - Present
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyFaculty2010 - Present
National Lawyers' GuildMember2009 - Present
American Constitution Society for Law and PolicyNext Generation Leader2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Marshall v. Children's Council of San FranciscoSettled on eve of trial
Cedars-Sinai v. AFTRA H&R FundWon the case on summary judgment. Obtained six-figure cost and fee award.
Neilmed v. CisnerosRestraining order struck down as unconstitutional, employer ordered to pay attorneys' fees and costs, and Cisneros given a cause of action for violation of Anti-SLAPP statute.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
13 Berk. Crim. L. J. 175The Ideal Pendulum Swing: From Rhetoric to Reality2008
California State Bar - Labor and Employment SectionFear in the Sphere: Lifestyle Discrimination in the Digital Age2008

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJ.D.2009
Arkansas State University, JonesboroPhilosophyB.A., summa cum laude with Honors2006

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Deposition Skills: PacificDeposition Tips and Techniques2012
Deposition Skills: NorthwestDeposition Tips and Techniques2012
Building Trial Skills: Western RegionalTrial Advocacy2012
Deposition Skills Training: WesternDeposition Tips and Techniques2011
Deposition Skills Training: PacificDeposition Tips and Techniques2011
Building Trial Skills: PacificTrial Advocacy2011