WHO WE ARE
The Law Firm of Collins & Schlothauer, with offices in
San Jose and Los Angeles, specializes in personal injury, wrongful
death and fraud cases. We are recognized as one of the Top 10 premier
tort liability firms in Northern California.
Our team of lawyers, paralegals and staff have assisted our clients
in a wide spectrum of cases, including suits against domestic and
foreign corporations, medical malpractice actions, elder abuse complaints,
and unfair insurance company practices. We have a track record of
verdicts against City and State agencies. We have been successful
in our product liability litigation involving a number of product
manufacturers, for the hidden defects that caused significant injury
The firm was started by Mark Collins. After graduation from Hastings
Law School and having worked a stint in the San Francisco District
Attorneys Office, Mark Collins moved to Los Angeles. There
he worked for a large insurance defense litigation firm. Working
for the railroads, insurance companies and large corporations provided
him with an inside view of the adversary.
There is a significant social responsibility associated with the
practice of law. Mr. Collins has made the commitment that his firm
will represent only righteous cases on behalf of victims involved
in a tragedy; whether that be a consumer, a physician, a police
officer or a business.
In 1998, when the O.J.Simpson civil verdict was rendered, Mark Collins
was the subject of an article in The Daily Journal about the Top
10 lawyers in the State of California. The article featured his
$30.5 million verdict against PG&E for its fraudulent conduct
against the Behr family.
We invite you to contact us. You will then understand why other
preeminent attorneys refer cases to Mark Collins. The reason was
expressed by nationally-famous trial lawyer, James F. Boccardo,
who stated just prior to his retirement that,
|"... Mark Collins is the best trial
lawyer in the area. He is very, very good and has a lot of charisma".
We invite you to meet Mr. Collins and his staff.