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Peter Collins, based in Gust Rosenfeld’s Tucson office, concentrates his practice in general litigation with an emphasis on insurance defense and insurance coverage, on construction, personal injury, aviation, medical malpractice and products liability claims, including wrongful death. He represents insurers, manufacturers, contractors, and a variety of businesses and individuals. He also represents people with serious injury claims. Mr. Collins has represented trucking and construction companies in wrongful death and injury litigation since 1990. He has been recognized for Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2009 and selected for inclusion on the Southwest Super Lawyers® list for Insurance Coverage. A former prosecuting attorney, Mr. Collins has substantial jury trial experience in civil, medical malpractice and personal injury litigation matters, with over 80 jury trials. He was chief trial counsel for Associated Aviation Underwriters in a massive environmental insurance coverage dispute in Tucson, Arizona from 1996 through 2005. In a previous life, he flew over 4,000 hours in jet fighter and other aircraft with the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard in 22 years of service and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross three times.


Practice areas


  1. Aviation: 20%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Environmental: 20%
  5. Litigation: 20%

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Contact info

1 S. Church Ave.
Suite #1900
Tucson, AZ, 85701-1620


AZActive 198903/31/2016
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer, Personal Injury and LitigationBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyer, Personal Injury and LitigationBest Lawyers in America2014
Super Lawyer, LitigationSuperLawyers2014
Best Lawyer, Personal Injury and LitigationBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyer, Personal Injury and LitigationBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers, Personal Injury and LitigationBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyer, Personal Injury and LitigationBest Lawyers in America2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arizona College of Trial AdvocacyChair and Originator2004 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaChairman, Litigation Section1990 - Present
Pima County Bar AssociationN/A1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wood v. Associated Aviation UnderwritersSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionSweetheart Deals and Squeezes2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Georgetown UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
College of Trial AdvocacyCross Examination of Experts2014