1818 The Alameda,
San Jose, CA 95126-1731
Phone: (408) 298-5161
Fax: (408) 297-5766
How to select an attorney
One way to select an attorney is to go to Martindale-Hubbell, a
member of the Lexis publishing group. This source recognizes the
proficiency of attorneys, based on what other attorneys have to
say about them. The highest individual rating offered by Martindale-Hubbell
is an a.v. rating. Since the late 1970's, Mark Collins has enjoyed
the highest rating available in Martindale, as voted on by his peers.
He is also listed in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. Certified
Trial Advocates are usually members of the American Board of Trial
Advocates or the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Collins' membership in such professional organizations attests
to his legal proficiency, as recognized by other Board members.
In order to be considered for membership in these organizations,
an applicant has to have tried to jury verdict a minimum of between
15 and 50 trials in the Superior Courts or the Federal District
Courts. Mark Collins has tried more than 250 jury trials to conclusion.
Less than 1/10 of 1% of the attorneys in the state can make that
claim. According to State Bar statistics, there are nearly 150,000
attorneys actively practicing law in California. With that number
of attorneys available, How does one go about making a prudent choice
as to which lawyer should handle their lawsuit? Before the development
of the Internet, the best way to make the decision was to speak
with someone in the legal community and asks that person for a recommendation
to a Certified Trial Attorney. For more than 25 years the Law Firm
of Collins & Schlothauer has depended on recommendations and
referrals from other attorneys as its sole source of new-client
He has the office staff operate much the same way he does. No nonsense.
Give you an answer, get you some action, and make it legitimate.