Stephen D. Collins

Stephen D. Collins, Special Counsel

Special Counsel Stephen Collins’ practice areas focus on trucking and transportation and insurance defense. He has hands on experience defending a wide range of claims, including products liability, premises liability, and transportation.

Previously, Stephen was an Assistant District Attorney in New Orleans where he was promoted to the Major Offenses Trial Team. As a member of this elite team, he prosecuted major felony cases, including first- and second-degree murder. Stephen tried dozens of jury trials to verdict and many more bench trials. He was known as being firm but fair and learned how to assess the merits of each case and develop coherent and effective trial strategies.

Stephen’s years of years of trial and litigation experience is an asset for Stephen’s clients. As he says, “I will aggressively defend my clients’ interests when the facts and situation necessitate. I have the experience and confidence to stand up for their interests and present their case to a jury. However, I have learned to recognize when to compromise and work towards an amicable resolution.”

Following his time at the District Attorney’s Office, Stephen worked in San Jose, California for a boutique intellectual property firm, where he gained valuable experience defending companies and individuals from allegations of trademark, trade dress, copyright and patent infringement. He was part of a dynamic team that was one of the busiest intellectual property firms in California.

Stephen is a native of New Jersey. He resides in New Orleans with his wife and children.

Professional Activities

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member

Special Experience

  • Former Assistant District Attorney in New Orleans, Major Offenses Trial Team