Gary Kollin

Gary Kollin (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

Gary Kollin

Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Recipient, "Super Lawyer" rating in Civil Rights Law, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2006, 2007, 2011, and 2012. 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.
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Areas of Law

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

Overall Client Rating

in Criminal Law
5.0 out of 5.0
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  • Recommended by 2 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 03/25/10
Posted by a Consumer on 03/16/10
5.0 out of 5.0
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.

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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
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
Credit Cards Accepted
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Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
University of Miami School of Law
Class of 1979
University Attended
Harvard University
Class of 1975
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.
(Board Certified Criminal Trial and Criminal Appellate Lawyer, Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization And Education)
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

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Gary Kollin, P.A.
1856 N. Nob Hill Road,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33322
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Gary Kollin
Attorney and Counselor-at-Law
Gary Kollin, P.A.
1856 N. Nob Hill Road,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33322

Gary Kollin, P.A. (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)