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Samantha Katie Collins

Business Attorney at Mclean, VA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Samantha Katie Bernstein

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found

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About Samantha

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Sam focuses her practice on a wide range of matters, including employment and business law. She represents companies, employees, and executives in both federal and state litigation and personnel matters. A portion of her litigation practice is dedicated to post-employment litigation, involving fraud, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, leaked confidential information, defamation, and civil conspiracy.

Prior to joining Berenzweig Leonard, Sam served as law clerk to the Honorable Rossie D. Alston, Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Virginia and law clerk to the Honorable Craig D. Johnston, then acting Chief Judge, of the Prince William County Circuit Court. During law school, Sam worked at various Northern Virginia law offices specializing in business litigation, employment and labor law, and wills, trusts, and estates, interned for the Honorable Reggie B. Walton of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and participated in Berenzweig Leonard’s Law Clerk Program. Prior to law school, Sam was a paralegal at one of Washington, D.C.’s top law firms, and was selected to participate in a pro bono rotation at a center to help families in need.


Berenzweig Leonard LLP
8300 Greensboro Dr
Suite 1250
Mclean, VA, 22102

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Posted by Sheryl | October 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring and Knowledgable...a great combination
Samantha supported a mediation against a large cruise line that my sister and I had. She did most of the research as well as provided support for a very uncomfortable situation. She understood our feelings being women of color and how there was implicant bias potentially against us. I would recommend her in a heart beat.
Posted by Declan | January 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Rising Star
Samantha is a true rising star in the Northern Virginia legal community. I have had the pleasure of working with her on both litigation and transactional matters, and she approaches these projects with a level of detail and focus beyond her years of experience.


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Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Berenzweig Leonard LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Rossie D. Alston, Jr.
  • Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Craig D. Johnston, Chief Judge
  • 31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia
  • 2015 - 2016


  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010


  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Member, Employment and Business Law Sections
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • IRMI, Employment Practices Liability Consultant
  • Top 10 Best Workplace Practices for Reasonably Accommodating Those with Mental Health Disorders
  • 2018
  • George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 – As Amended: Remedying the Boundary that Congress Overstepped
  • 2014

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Litigation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the pleasure of working with Sam on several litigation matters. She is an excellent writer, researcher, and advocate. Her writing skills are truly above and beyond. Also, she has extensive experience in the courtroom, having clerked for two judges. I am convinced that her excellent writing skills have resulted in favorable outcomes in our cases."
Employment and labor

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Mclean Business Lawyer Samantha Katie Collins
Samantha Katie Collins
Business Attorney
Mclean, VA
Licensed for 8 years