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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Attorney||Callahan & Blaine||2015 - Present|
|Partner||Berger Kahn A Law Corporation||2011 - 2015|
|Attorney||Veatch Carlson, LLP||2010 - 2011|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Richard T. Collins||2004 - 2010|
|Attorney||Hollins Schechter||1996 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|Knights of Columbus||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Orange County Bar Association, Insurance Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Super Lawyers||Nine Berger Kahn Attorneys Named to the List of Southern California Super Lawyers With Top Honors in the Lists of “Top 100” and “Orange County Top 50”||2015|
|ABC7 Los Angeles||Partner Rich Collins quoted in ABC7 on Prescription Medication Wrongful Death Case||2014|
|Orange County Register||Partner Rich Collins Quoted in Orange County Register Article “Newport Doctor Accused in Two…Overdose Deaths”||2014|
|CNN||Berger Kahn Clients of Partner Rich Collins Interviewed on CNN as Part of a Special on Addiction in America||2014|
|Attorney Journal||Partner Rich Collins Recognized in Attorney Journal for Participation in CNN Special on Addiction in America||2014|
|ABC7 Los Angeles||ABC7 News Features Berger Kahn Client and Former Costco Pharmacy Tech. Fired for Alerting Supervisors About Excessive Filling of Narcotic Prescriptions||2013|
|Daily Journal||Prescription Drug Overdose: Who's to Blame||2013|
|Santa Barbara News-Press||Doctor Takes Plea Deal - Three Families Represented by Berger Kahn Partner||2013|
|Santa Barbara News Press||Berger Kahn Principal Rich Collins Featured in Overmedication and Wrongful Death Case||2013|
|Courthouse News Service||Partner Rich Collins Helps Patient Sue for Medical Malpractice in Opioid Overprescription Case in Santa Barbara||2013|
|Santa Barbara News Press||Partner Rich Collins Quoted in Santa Barbara News Press in High Profile Overmedication Case||2012|
|Noozhawk - Santa Barbara||Family Helped by Partner Rich Collins in Wrongful Death Suit||2012|
|Whittier College School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|University of California, Davis||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|Overtaken: One Community, Hundreds of Fatal Overdoses||Overtaken: One Community, Hundreds of Fatal Overdoses||2013|
|Harris Martin’s Mold Conference: Science on Trial||Triggering Coverage in a ‘Mold Case’ and What To Do When Coverage Is Denied||2007|
|Orange County Bar Association, Insurance Law Section||Litigating the Small Bad Faith Case||2006|
Posted by anonymous
Richard Thomas Collins is representing me in a wrongful termination/whistleblower case. We lost our case in federal court. Rich is my hero and will continue to be even if the appellate court denies our appeal for a new trial. I'd recommend him and his team at Berger Kahn to anyone.
Posted by Dennis and Sheryl
We shopped around and spoke with 6 other attorneys before finding Richard Thomas Collins. We knew he was "the one" when he took time to listen to every aspect of our case and even advised us for awhile, before we officially hired him. And then when we did sign on with him, he tried to be reasonable about the fee and not charge more than necessary. His attitude was to see how things go and maybe he wouldn't need to charge more.
Other attorneys wouldn't even talk beyond 10 minutes or so without demanding a retainer fee.
Richard Collins remained realistic and careful not to promise positive results that might not happen, but at the same time, he was thorough and quoted actual penal codes that pertained to our case. He did his homework and made sure the details were correct. The letters he wrote on our behalf were so outstanding and accurate that it helped us get through rough days and cheered us up to read them!
It appears that the outcome of the case is exactly what we had hoped for, and we attribute that result to Richard Collins' expertise and knowledge, for our type of case.
He was completely professional yet sensitive to what we were going through as real people with feelings.
His manner is so pleasant and reassuring.
He was always good to return calls and kept us informed.
Having worked with other attorneys on other unrelated issues in the past, we wish we had known about him sooner!
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