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Christian S. Collins

Key Bank Tower
36 S. State Street
Suite 1900
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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Mr. Collins is a member of the firm's Employment and Risk Management sections. His practice focuses on civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.

Mr. Collins is recognized as one of Utah's Legal Elite for business litigation and one of the Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star in employment and labor.


  • Practiced as general litigation associate at Richards, Brandt, Miller & Nelson; emphasis in commercial litigation, labor and employment matters for radio and television personalities, and insurance defense


University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1999

  • John F. Evans Memorial Scholarship, 1998
  • Thomas Ewald Award, 1998
  • Dean's Certificate of Achievement, 1997
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, 1997

University of Utah, B.A., Political Science, 1996


  • Judicial Law Clerk for Judge J. Thomas Greene, United States District Court for the District of Utah
  • Judicial Law Clerk for Judge Russell W. Bench, Utah Court of Appeals
  • Law Clerk for U.S. Attorney, Appellate Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Miami
  • Law Clerk for Lynn Collins, U.S. Dept. of Justice legal consultant; attended Truckee River Operating Agreement negotiations
  • Law Clerk for Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, Miami

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1999
Other Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2003
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah, 2002
  • Utah Supreme Court, 1999

Honors & Awards

  • Utah Legal Elite: Personal Injury (2015), Labor & Employment (2016, 2014), Business Litigation (2011, 2009, 2007)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers: Rising Star in Employment & Labor (2009 - 2011)


Federal Bar Association

Defense Research Institute