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Gary Kollin, P.A.
Gary Kollin

1844 N. Nob Hill Road, Suite 140
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33322
(954) 723-9999

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Gary Kollin, P.A.


Gary Kollin
Attorney and Counselor-at-Law
Email:
garykollin@garykollinlaw.com

Practice Areas: Police Misconduct(15%); Appellate Practice(10%); Civil Rights(10%); Class Actions(5%); Criminal Law(30%); Personal Injury(10%); False Arrest(10%); White Collar Crime(10%).

Admitted: 1979, Florida; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1979, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 1979, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 1982, U.S. Supreme Court; 1995, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Law School: University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1979

College: Harvard University, A.B., Biology, 1975

Member: The Florida Bar; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Biography: Recipient, "Super Lawyer" rating in Civil Rights Law, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2006 and 2007. Leading Florida Lawyer in the areas of Felonies & Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Law, American Research Corporation (less than 6% of Florida lawyers selected). Nominated, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for Circuit Court Judgeship, 1986. Listed, Who's Who in American Law; Outstanding Young Man in America. Author: "Post Acquittal Detention: Go Directly Back To Jail After Acquittal," Florida Defender Magazine of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer 1995; "To File or Not To File, That is the Question," The Florida Court Reporter, Vol 54, Number 4, Winter 1997-1998. Senior Partner, Gary Kollin, P.A., 1987-; Counsel, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, 1985-1987; Assistant State Attorney, 1981-1985; Assistant Public Defender, 1979-1981. Mensa. Grade Reviewer, Florida Bar Criminal Law Certification Committee, 1999 and 2004 exams. Former Member, Florida Bar 17th Judicial Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee; Florida Bar 17th Judicial Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee; Florida Bar Criminal Appellate Practice Committee. (Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education) (Board Certified Criminal Appellate, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education) (Certified as a Criminal Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy)

Reported Cases: Smith v. United States, 508 U.S. 223 (1993); Kollin v. Ader, 591 So. 2d 321 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1991); Farmer v. Broward County, 632 So. 2d 658 (Fla. 4th DCA 1994); Jones v. Sheriff, 9 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D107 (S.D. Fla. 1995) (Class action against the local Sheriff where the federal judge entered summary judgment proscribing the practice of post-acquittal detention and ordered damages for the class in an amount in excess of one million dollars); Reinfeld v. Sheriff of Broward County, Broward County Florida Circuit Court CACE98020936 (Class action against the local Sheriff for collecting unlawful fees from process servers resulting in a recovery of $400,000); Simmonds v. State, 873 So.2d 472 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004); Madison v. State, 726 So.2d 835 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999).

Born: Miami Beach, Florida, 1953

ISLN: 905787280

Please Call: 954 723 9999

Please Call: 954 723 9999

Attorney Profile

 

Gary Kollin
Attorney and Counselor-at-Law
Email:
garykollin@garykollinlaw.com

Practice Areas: Police Misconduct(15%); Appellate Practice(10%); Civil Rights(10%); Class Actions(5%); Criminal Law(30%); Personal Injury(10%); False Arrest(10%); White Collar Crime(10%).

Admitted: 1979, Florida; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1979, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 1979, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 1982, U.S. Supreme Court; 1995, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Law School: University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1979

College: Harvard University, A.B., Biology, 1975

Member: The Florida Bar; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Biography: Recipient, "Super Lawyer" rating in Civil Rights Law, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2006 and 2007. Leading Florida Lawyer in the areas of Felonies & Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Law, American Research Corporation (less than 6% of Florida lawyers selected). Nominated, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for Circuit Court Judgeship, 1986. Listed, Who's Who in American Law; Outstanding Young Man in America. Author: "Post Acquittal Detention: Go Directly Back To Jail After Acquittal," Florida Defender Magazine of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer 1995; "To File or Not To File, That is the Question," The Florida Court Reporter, Vol 54, Number 4, Winter 1997-1998. Senior Partner, Gary Kollin, P.A., 1987-; Counsel, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, 1985-1987; Assistant State Attorney, 1981-1985; Assistant Public Defender, 1979-1981. Mensa. Grade Reviewer, Florida Bar Criminal Law Certification Committee, 1999 and 2004 exams. Former Member, Florida Bar 17th Judicial Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee; Florida Bar 17th Judicial Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee; Florida Bar Criminal Appellate Practice Committee. (Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education) (Board Certified Criminal Appellate, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education) (Certified as a Criminal Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy)

Reported Cases: Smith v. United States, 508 U.S. 223 (1993); Kollin v. Ader, 591 So. 2d 321 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1991); Farmer v. Broward County, 632 So. 2d 658 (Fla. 4th DCA 1994); Jones v. Sheriff, 9 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D107 (S.D. Fla. 1995) (Class action against the local Sheriff where the federal judge entered summary judgment proscribing the practice of post-acquittal detention and ordered damages for the class in an amount in excess of one million dollars); Reinfeld v. Sheriff of Broward County, Broward County Florida Circuit Court CACE98020936 (Class action against the local Sheriff for collecting unlawful fees from process servers resulting in a recovery of $400,000); Simmonds v. State, 873 So.2d 472 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004); Madison v. State, 726 So.2d 835 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999).

Born: Miami Beach, Florida, 1953

ISLN: 905787280

Firm Overview

Attorney and Lawyer Gary Kollin is a sole practitioner concentrating in criminal defense and civil rights litigation. He has represented clients in the state and federal courts charged with crimes that range from petit theft to first degree murder and include federal charges of drug trafficking and continuing criminal enterprises. Gary Kollin represents clients in the state and federal appeal courts and argued the case of Smith v. United States, 508 U.S. 223 (1993), before the Supreme Court of the United States. Gary Kollin was counsel in a 220 person class action suit, Jones v. Sheriff, 9 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D109 (S.D. Fla. 1995), against the local Sheriff where the federal judge entered summary judgment proscribing the practice of post-acquittal detention and ordered damages in an amount in excess of one million dollars.

Gary Kollin is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an Expert in both Criminal Trial Law and in Criminal Appellate Law and a Nationally Certified Expert in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. There are only eight lawyers in Florida who possess these three certifications and he is the sole triple certified lawyer in south Florida. He is Martindale-Hubbell AV rated and selected as a Leading Florida Attorney in the area of Felonies and Misdemeanor Defense Law by the American Research Corporation. Gary Kollin has also served as a state prosecutor and chief of a state fraud investigative agency.

LISTEN TO GARY KOLLIN'S ARGUMENT BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

Practice Focus

  • State and Federal Criminal Cases
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Police Misconduct Law Suits
  • Civil Rights Law Suits
  • False Arrest Cases
  • Illegal Search Cases
  • Drunk Driving
  • DUI
  • White Collar Crime
  • Grand Jury Representation
  • Forfeiture
  • Internal Corporate Investigations
  • Shoplifting and Thefts
  • Driver License Suspension & Breath Test Refusal Hearings
  • Bond Hearings
  • Probation Violation Hearings
  • Appeals and Habeas Corpus
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Sealing and Expungement of Records
  • Extradition Hearings
  • Post Conviction Relief
  • Medicare/Medicaid Fraud
  • Firm History

     

    EDUCATION

    Juris Doctor, June 1979

    University of Miami School of Law

    Bachelor of Arts, June 1975

    Harvard University

    BAR AND ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS

    Florida Bar

    United States Supreme Court

    United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

    United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

    United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

    United States District Court for the District of Arizona

    United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

    Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    EXPERT TESTIMONY

    Testified as an EXPERT in criminal law in Jose Hidalgo v. State of Florida in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Keith Cipriano v. State of Florida, Charles Williams v. State of Florida and James Heuss v. State of Florida in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, in Post-Conviction Relief Matters, Rule 3.850

    Achievements

  • Florida Bar Board Certified Expert in Criminal Trial Law
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Expert in Criminal Appellate Law
  • Board Certified Expert in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Martindale - Hubbell AV rated
  • Million Dollars Advocates Forum (membership is limited to trial lawyers throughout the United States who have won a verdict or settlement of $1,000,000.00 or more)
  • A Leading Florida Lawyer in the area of Felonies & Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Law by the American Research Corporation (Less than 6 percent of Florida lawyers have been selected)
  • Nominated by the 17th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission for Circuit Court Judgeship in 1986
  • Outstanding Young Man in America
  • Florida Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee
  • Florida Bar Criminal Law Certification Examination Grade Reviewer
  • Florida Bar Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Mensa (Top 2 percent IQ organization) member
  • Super Lawyer in the Areas of Criminal Law and Civil Rights Law
  • Argued before the United States Supreme Court
  • Link Below to a Recording and Transcript of Gary Kollin's Oral Argument before the United States Supreme Court

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