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About me

I was born in Detroit, MI.  I moved to the Bay in 2000 and finished law school at UC-Hastings in San Francisco.

I am very familiar with Bay Area criminal justice.  I've practiced in front of many Judges and opposed many DAs, in most of the courthouses.

My style is aggressive, and my clients will tell you that I'm not shy about promoting our side.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Shawn. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William Conwell

    I highly recommend this lawyer because he is aggressive, creative, and effective at representing his client. He has great knowledge of the law and is not afraid to fight for his clients. He will go up against the police and the judges to make sure his client's rights are protected. Additionally, he is a great trial attorney. You are in good hands with Shawn as your attorney.


    William Conwell Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Shawn Collins

111 N. Market
San Jose, CA, 95113


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Association namePosition nameDuration
National Lawyer's GuildMember2007 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State Univ Law SchoolN/AN/AN/A
Michigan State UnivN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Protecting Your Rights Against Searches and Seizures, and QuestioningProtecting Your Rights Against Searches and Seizures, and Questioning2010