Gary Kollin (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
Gary Kollin (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

Gary Kollin

Licensed for 37 years

Practice Area: Police Misconduct, Appellate Practice, Civil Rights 5 more areas of practice + 5 more

Awards
AV Preeminent

Gary Kollin

Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Fort Lauderdale, FL view address

Attorney and Counselor-at-Law at firm Gary Kollin, P.A.

Serving Fort Lauderdale, FL view address

Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Awards AV Preeminent

About Gary Kollin

Recipient, "Super Lawyer" rating in Civil Rights Law and Criminal Defense Law; 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...

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Recipient, "Super Lawyer" rating in Civil Rights Law and Criminal Defense Law; 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; 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; Expert and Specialist in Criminal Trial Law; Expert and Specialist in Criminal Appellate Law; Expert and Specialist in Police Misconduct and False Arrest Law.

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Areas of Law

  • Police Misconduct
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • False Arrest
  • White Collar Crime

Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 3 reviews
  • 100% client recommended 3 recommendations
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    5.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 09/29/15

    Gary Kollin worked diligently on my case and provided excellent communication throughout the legal process. He is very knowledgeable. I felt that I was well represented a... Read more

    Gary Kollin worked diligently on my case and provided excellent communication throughout the legal process. He is very knowledgeable. I felt that I was well represented and would highly recommend him to others.

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 03/25/10

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    • Communication

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 03/16/10

    I went to him based on a friend's recommendation. I learned that he really knows his stuff. I thought I was doomed but he got the case dismissed. I got in trouble again a... Read more

    I went to him based on a friend's recommendation. I learned that he really knows his stuff. I thought I was doomed but he got the case dismissed. I got in trouble again and I knew he was the only one to go to. He worked a miracle a second time.

    • Communication

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Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 2 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 02/27/12 in Criminal Defense

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/27/12 in Criminal Law

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Attorney and Counselor-at-Law
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 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
      2010, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
      Credit Cards Accepted
      Additional Payment Information
      Fixed hourly rates
      Fixed fees available
      Law School Attended
      University of Miami School of Law
      Class of 1979
      J.D.
      Dean's List
      University Attended
      Harvard University
      Class of 1975
      A.B.
      Biology
      Birth Information
      Born in 1953
      Miami Beach, Florida, 1953
      Special Agencies
      Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale) Assistant State Attorney
      Field Counsel, State of Florida Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
      Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale) Assistant Public Defender.
      Associations & Memberships
      The Florida Bar
      National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
      Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
      Million Dollar Advocates Forum
      MENSA
      Representative 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)
      Marrow v. State, 9 So.3d 771 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)
      Simmonds v. State, 873 So.2d 472 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004)
      Madison v. State, 726 So.2d 835 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999)
      Kollin v. Ader, 591 So.2d 320 (Fla. 3d DCA 1991)
      Smith v. Moe, 392 So.2d 970 (Fla. 4th DCA 1981)
      Cruz v. State, 884 So.2d 105 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004)
      Simmonds v. State, 873 So.2d 482 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004)
      Franklin v. Kearney, 814 So.2d 462 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001)
      Martinez v. State, 740 So.2d 1231 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999)
      Davis v. State, 804 So.2d 400 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001)
      United States v. DeSir, 257 F.3d 1233 (11th Cir. 2001)
      United States v. Cordero, 860 F.2d 1204 (11th Cir. 1988).
      Hobbies & Interests
      Target shooting; woodworking; saltwater fishing; music