Skip to main content

Sean Leighton Collin

Family Attorney at Hallandale, FL

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Sean

Learn Sean’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce, Dissolution of Marriage, Child Support, Spousal Support, Time Sharing, Paternity

    22 years

  2. Commercial real estate

    22 years

  3. Personal injury

"Martindale AV rated", “Florida Legal Elite” and “Super Lawyer” attorney Sean L. Collin chairs the Family Law Division at Lyons, Snyder & Collin, P.A.

Prior to founding the Collin Basit Law Group, Mr. Collin was a lawyer at the largest minority owned law firm in the country. Mr. Collin’s practice consisted of Marital and Family Law matters, including but not limited to, divorce, child support, child custody, alimony,  paternity, modification actions, enforcement actions, and relocation actions.  In addition, Mr. Collin served as a Prosecutor in Broward County, Florida where he handled over 30 jury trials.


Since founding the Collin Basit Law Group., Mr. Collin has aggressively represented professionals and athletes alike in all types of family-related matters, including high net worth divorces.   As a father of two, Mr. Collin prides himself on his dedication, tenacity, commitment and perseverance to protect his clients’ rights in even the most contested of cases.


In 2011, Mr. Collin was recognized by Florida Trend magazine as “Florida Legal Elite“. This prestigious designation, selected by other lawyers in Broward County, is bestowed upon approximately 2% of all attorneys each year.


In 2012 and 2013, Mr. Collin received an “AV® Preeminent Rating” by Martindale Hubbell.  An AV® certification rating is the highest rating provided by Martindale-Hubbell – a testament to the fact that Mr. Collin’s peers rank Mr. Collin at the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability, based on legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience.


In 2011, 2013 and 2014 Mr. Collin was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star“.   This prestigious designation, as selected by independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations are awarded to less than 2.5% of all attorneys in Florida each year.


In 2014, Mr. Collin was selected by Lifestyle Magazine as a Finalist for its Leaders in Law: Family Law Attorney of the Year.


Law Office of Sean L. Collin, P.A.
2001 SW 31st Ave
Hallandale, FL, 33009-2031
Sean Leighton Collin
15959 SW 41st Street
Suite 800
Davie, FL, 33331
Hide locations

Family lawyers nearby


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by Alison | July 21, 2013
Professional, knowledgeable and responsive attorney
After using a previous attorney who made me feel uncomfortable and deceived, I was hesitant to use another attorney. A friend referred me to Sean and I felt comfortable right away. He was very honest and knowledgeable and I knew I could trust him. I hired Sean to maintain and enforce my parenting plan. He always responds promptly to questions and concerns. We have taken my ex to court on two occasions and the judge ruled in my favor both times. Sean has gone above and beyond my expectations and I will continue to use him.
Read less
Posted by Terri | December 17, 2012
Professional, sincere attorney
I wish I hired Mr Collin at the very beginning of my case. I changed attorneys after 5-6 months of wasting time and money for another attorney to enjoy vacationing while I was getting eaten alive from my ex attorney. Once Mr Collin took over, things changed. He responded to my concerns and issues immediately. He was up against an nasty, aggressive follow attorney and a professional but firm judge. He handled himself at trial like a true professional. We won our case; now my family and live is now back to normal thanks to him..
Read less
Posted by Mark | July 10, 2012
Sean Collin - The very best.
Sean Collin (Lyons, Snyder & Collin) represented me in my divorce over the last year (2011-2012). The judge was tough and very aggressive, but Sean never flinched - not for a second. Impressive. He is experienced, capable and calm under fire. Very professional. Even when moments became hot and intense, Sean remained unflustered, working details and financial math without any detectable nervousness or hesitation. He is as good with numbers as any forensic financial analyst that I have seen. I gained an entirely new respect for attorneys because of him, and I have worked with many fine lawyers over the last thirty years, although always in business...this was the first time I engaged counsel for myself. Top-flight attorneys like Sean Collin are often very, very expensive. We pay for talent and success, of course. Even so, I found Sean to be reasonable and fair for what I asked of him; I never felt gouged or "nickeled and dimed" to death. He lives and works in Miami, but I brought him to Orlando for my case...I never once regretted the expense, which was extremely fair. Sean Collin treated me with kindness, courtesy, and manly decency...and he was always, always frankly honest. His advice was sound. When the Orlando divorce court judge asked me why I went all the way to Miami for my counsel, I told him straight up that I wanted the best. I was not disappointed. If Sean Collin accepts you as a client, consider yourself very fortunate indeed. (It is noteworthy that recent peer industry reviews and accolades support my experience and comments.)
Read less


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-375 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lyons, Snyder & Collin, PA
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Adorno & Yoss LLP
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Prosecutor
  • Broward County State Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2004


  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2003
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000


  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Mentor
  • 2013 - Present
  • Jewish Federation of Broward County
  • Horizon's Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • H.A.N.D.Y.
  • N/A
  • Broward Legal Advisors
  • N/A
  • Weston Associate of Little League (W.A.L.L.)
  • N/A
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Leaders in Law
  • Lifestyle Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Legal Elite Up & Comer
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2011
View all awards

Speaking Engagements

  • Pro Dad
  • Being a positive influence for your Child
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse Sean
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent family law and personal injury attorney. He is very knowledge and always willing to go the extra mile for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sean. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Collin is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean is a highly experienced family law attorney who zealously advocates for his family law clients. When my immigration clients, family or friends need expert advise or advocacy in the family law arena, I am happy to refer them to Sean."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean is an incredible lawyer when it comes to handling family related legal matters. He is incredibly kind with his clients, but is a very aggressive advocate to ensure his clients rights are being protected. Whenever I have a client with family law related issues, I always refer them to Sean, because I know that they will be in great hands and the result he secures for them will be the right one."
Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
View more endorsements
Estate planning
Personal injury
Employment and labor