1818 The Alameda,
San Jose, CA 95126-1731
Phone: (408) 298-5161
Fax: (408) 297-5766
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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 development.

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.