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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Oralist (Prel. Rd. 3)||PACE Environmental Moot Court Competition||2008|
|Semi-Finalist||PACE Environmental Moot Court Competition||2008|
|Honorable Mention, Student Writing Competition||California State Bar Association - Labor and Employment Section||2008|
|Van Bourg Scholarship for Aspiring Employment Lawyers||Van Bourg||2007|
|Edley Grant||University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law||2006|
|Senior Achievement Award||Arkansas State University - English and Philosophy Department||2006|
|Trustee's Scholarship||Arkansas State University||2002|
|Founding Partner||Collier Teti, LLP||2013 - Present|
|Solo Practitioner||Law Offices of Dustin Collier||2011 - Present|
|Associate||Beeson, Tayer, & Bodine, P.C.||2008 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|University of San Francisco Law School Intensive Advocacy Program||Faculty||2013 - Present|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|San Francisco County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||2011 - Present|
|National Institute for Trial Advocacy||Faculty||2010 - Present|
|National Lawyers' Guild||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Constitution Society for Law and Policy||Next Generation Leader||2006 - Present|
|Johnson v. Doe||Settled out of court|
|Barros v. Rudsari||Settled out of court|
|Marshall v. Children's Council of San Francisco||Settled on eve of trial|
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|13 Berk. Crim. L. J. 175||The Ideal Pendulum Swing: From Rhetoric to Reality||2008|
|California State Bar - Labor and Employment Section||Fear in the Sphere: Lifestyle Discrimination in the Digital Age||2008|
|University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law||Law||J.D.||2009|
|Arkansas State University, Jonesboro||Philosophy||B.A., summa cum laude with Honors||2006|
|Deposition Skills: Pacific||Deposition Tips and Techniques||2012|
|Deposition Skills: Northwest||Deposition Tips and Techniques||2012|
|Building Trial Skills: Western Regional||Trial Advocacy||2012|
|Deposition Skills Training: Western||Deposition Tips and Techniques||2011|
|Deposition Skills Training: Pacific||Deposition Tips and Techniques||2011|
|Building Trial Skills: Pacific||Trial Advocacy||2011|
Posted by James
After 18 years of employment with a major multinational corporation, I was suddenly terminated. I believe strongly that this was because I reporter's my supervisors inappropriate conduct towards female coworkers to Human Resources. I was terrified and anxious about being unemployed for the first time in my life, and also angry that the company felt they could get away with what they had done.
When I spoke to Mr. Collier for the first time, I immediately began to feel some relief. He listened patiently to my recitation of the facts, gave me a detailed explanation of my rights, and agreed to help me seek justice from the employer. I walked away from the meeting feeling like I already won the case, not because I had any money yet but because somebody genuinely understood what I was going through and I finally had an advocate to stand up for me against this huge employer.
Within a few months, Mr. Collier had written a "demand letter" to the company, obtained copies of many critical documents, and initiated a discrimination charge on my behalf. The company shortly responded and requested to "mediate" the dispute. I didn't know what mediation was at first, but Mr. Collier carefully explained it to me and prepared me for the process. When we arrived, I was immediately impressed by his no-nonsense negotiating style. He was not the least bit intimidated by the three-person legal defense team present on behalf of the company, and he carefully and clearly laid out the facts of my case as though he had personally lived it. Before we went in, he asked me what my absolute bottom line was and I told him. By the time we left, he had gotten the company to agree to pay double what I originally wanted.
I cannot recommend this lawyer enough to anyone experiencing problems with their employer. He is kind, sympathetic, and aggressive in the pursuit of his client's rights. I will absolutely refer anyone I know with a legal problem to him and (God forbid) will use him every time I need legal services in the future.
Posted by anonymous
Having Mr. Collier handle my case was the best decision I could have made. As an employment lawyer, Mr. Collier is impressively, intelligent, thorough, and organized. However, a quality that really stands out with Mr. Collier is one that most would never associate with a lawyer – his honesty and passion for his client’s claims. Prior to meeting Mr. Collier, I felt other lawyers were merely interested in making the most off of my case (or me for that matter). With no regard for what had happened to me at work, they would measure up my case and my wallet like a carcass of meat to carve away. In contrast, from the time of our first free consultation, Mr. Collier really listened, taking the time to go over all of the details of my case, going well over his stated free 30 minute consultation. Overall he made the distinct impression that he was putting my best interest first. The passion Mr. Collier has for defending workers is evident and made the difficult decision of choosing legal council a no-brainer. It turned out to be the best decision I could have made as Mr. Collier immediately took ownership of my case. He made it so that I was able to go back to living a normal life while he assumed the previously defeating and overwhelming burden of fighting my employment related case. Not only did I get my time back but I was finally able to clear all “my evidence”, or documents I had been saving and which had begun to take up a significant portion of space on my living room floor.
Without any prompting, Mr. Collier would check-in with me regularly with any updates or pertinent information and to answer any questions and this was extremely reassuring, as I knew my case was in good hands with him.
Lastly, Mr. Collier compelled a Goliath of a company to settle in an extremely short period of time. Overall, Mr. Collier is in my opinion a modern day David.
Posted by Michael
Very passionate and talented attorney with an excellent reputation. Mr. Collier swiftly and aggressively countered the evasive tactics of a large insurance company that resulted in immediate settlement of our liability claim.
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