Collin vigorously defends employers in various industries against single- and multi-plaintiff lawsuits and arbitrations involving claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, national origin, disability, religion, and military status; workers’ compensation retaliation claims; and common law claims for wrongful discharge, breach of contract, fraud, defamation, assault, and negligent hiring, retention and supervision. Collin also specializes in representing both employers and employees in disputes related to unfair competition and trade secrets, including non-disclosure, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements. As a former medical malpractice defense attorney, Collin is especially versed in the healthcare industry.
In addition to litigation, Collin assists employers in responding to employee complaints filed with various federal and state agencies, including the Texas Workforce Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Department of Labor. Collin also regularly advises and trains managers, HR professionals, and in-house counsel regarding compliance with federal and state employment laws and numerous workplace issues, including discrimination and harassment prevention and internal investigations, family and medical leave, disability, pregnancy, military leave and reinstatement rights, wage advancements and deductions, and overtime pay. Collin frequently assists clients in preparing employment policies and handbooks, and has considerable experience in drafting non-competition agreements and evaluating their enforceability.
Outside of his professional activities, Collin is active in the community. Upon graduation from college, Collin commissioned as an officer through The University of Texas at Austin Army Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) and served eight years in the Army National Guard in several roles, including as a combat engineer and human resources officer. Collin is also a Master Mason in the Grand Lodge of Texas (A.F. & A.M.), Eagle Scout, and active member of Global Harvest Church in Carrollton, Texas.