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Collin earned his degree from St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Finance and minors in Economics from Florida State University.  He served as a State Prosecutor in Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic, and Juvenile divisions where he handled over 6,000 criminal cases. He also served as a State Attorney Liaison for the Weed and Seed drug program. Collin gained additional experience and insight working as Senior Counsel for the Florida Department of Insurance regulating insurance companies for fraudulent practices. He opened his private practice in 2002. Collin's private practice specializes in civil personal injury claims, wrongful death, medical malpractice and class action suits for clients. His firm has worked to obtain a $335,000 verdict on a $25,000 insurance policy and a $100,000 settlement in an auto accident case with a $10,000 auto insurance policy due to bad faith insurance practices. Collin has helped his injured clients obtain several million of dollars since starting his private practice in 2002. Collin practices in both federal and state court. Collin is a passionate, highly skilled and aggressive lawyer who will fight for your rights in and out of court. Collin is the right attorney for you. 


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Practice areas


  1. Class Action: 8%
    21 years
  2. Car Accident: 8%
    21 years
  3. Personal Injury: 8%
    21 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 8%
    21 years
  5. Other: 68%
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    I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.


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Contact info

Law Office of Collin Cherry, P.L.

1114 E Park Ave
The Cherry Pichard House (Circa. 1940)
Tallahassee, FL, 32301-2651


FLMember in Good Standing199706/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top ContributorAVVO2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Client ChoiceAVVO2013
Who's Who in American Law StudentsWho's Who in American Law Students1997
Who's Who in American Law StudentsWho's Who in American Law Students1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Office of Collin Cherry, P.L.2002 - Present
Senior AttorneyFlorida Department Of Insurance1999 - 2002
Assistant State AttorneyOffice Of The State Attorney, 2nd Judicial Circuit1997 - 1999
Law ClerkNewell & Stall, P.A.1996 - 1996
Law ClerkKatz Kutter Alderman Bryant1995 - 1995
AttorneySt. Mary's Civil Justice Clinic1994 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Capital City Justice AssociationMember2005 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2002 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Tallahassee chapter)Member2002 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Jefferson County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember2002 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2002 - Present
Tallahassee Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Seminole BoostersMember1997 - Present
Florida BarMember1997 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Tallahassee Bar Association, Young Lawyers' SectionBoard Member2007 - 2008
Rescue MissionBoard of Directors2004 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida v. John G. UtermohleNot Guilty on Two Counts of Vehicular Homicide; Guilty on simple misdemeanor charges.
United States v. Shanna LewisPlea
State of Florida v. Willie WoodNot Guilty All Counts.
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Publication nameTitleDate
St. Mary's University School of LawThe Disappearance of A Right To Be Left Alone: Warren and Brandeis’ Fears About Public Disclosures of Private Facts Revisited1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Florida State UniversityBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law CallPersonal Injuries2014
Law CallAuto Accidents2013
Law CallSummertime Injuries2013
Chamber of CommerceBP Oil Spill Claims and Small Business2013
Law CallPersonal Injury Law2012
Law CallAuto Accidents and Personal Injury2012
Law CallTrucking Accidents and Tort Law2011
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement AcademyDUI1998