Christopher E. Collins

Christopher E. Collins Associate Attorney

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As a former state Supreme Court clerk, Chris reviewed hundreds of cases and wrote detailed legal memoranda for the Court. His most significant contributions came in the areas of sovereign immunity, contract law, arbitration, and the death penalty.

As a prosecutor, Chris successfully tried hundreds of cases, ranging from misdemeanor property crimes to violent felonies. He was first chair on two jury trials, both of which returned guilty verdicts on all counts.

Chris is an experienced negotiator and had the privilege of representing the United States in the International Negotiation Tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland. He also represented Liberty School of Law in the National Moot Court Tournament, an invitation-only event reserved for the top 16 programs in the nation.

Chris graduated law school magna cum laude and received awards in Trial Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, Criminal Justice, Constitutional Law, and Contracts.

Education

  • Washington & Lee University, cum laude
  • Liberty School of Law, magna cum laude

Authorship

  • Deciphering Daubert’s Dilemma: Using Probability and Statistics to Assign Liability Where a Defendant Has Not More than Doubled the Likelihood of a Plaintiff’s Harm, 10 Liberty U. L. Rev. 235 (2015-2016)
  • Bidding Bye to Blaine: Why V.A. Const. Art. VIII, Sec. 10 Violates Free Exercise, 2016 Liberty Legal J. 18 (2016)

Experience

  • Supreme Court of Alabama, clerk (2016-2017)
  • Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Danville (2017-2018)
  • Glenn Feldmann Darby & Goodlatte (2018-present)

Associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Federalist Society

Awards

  • National Moot Court Tournament – 3rd Place, 2nd-best Brief
  • ABA National Negotiation Tournament – 2nd Place
  • World Negotiation Championships – 5th Place

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French