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Dustin Collier
Employment Law
Collier Law Firm
1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 366-8077
www.collierlawsf.com


Education

University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
Juris Doctorate ? 2009

Arkansas State University ? Jonesboro, Arkansas
B.A. in Philosophy ? 2006
Graduated Summa Cum Laude and with Honors

Professional Associations

National Lawyers? Guild
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
Consumer Attorneys of California
California Employment Lawyers Association
San Francisco County Bar Association
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
National Institute for Trial Advocacy (Faculty)
University of San Francisco Intensive Advocacy Program (Faculty)
Berkeley Law Moot Court Program (Judge)
American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law National Mock Trial Competition (Judge)

Publications

"The Ideal Pendulum Swing: From Rhetoric to Reality," 13 Berkeley Criminal Law Journal 175 (2008).
"Fear in the Sphere: Lifestyle Discrimination in the Digital Age," Award-winning article published by the State Bar of California.

Biography

Dustin Collier grew up in a working-class family, the second to graduate from college.  The first in his family to attend graduate school of any kind, Mr. Collier brought a passion and understanding for the plight of American workers to law school with him. Throughout his Education at Berkeley Law, he emphasized his studies on workers? rights, trial and appellate advocacy, and constitutional law.  During law school, Mr. Collier published an extensive article on prison reform in the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law and won an award from the State Bar of California for an article on labor and employment law.

Also during law school, Mr. Collier clerked at Beeson, Tayer, & Bodine, P.C., a law firm specializing in traditional labor law and representation of low-wage workers and/or their Unions.  He later joined Beeson, Tayer, & Bodine as an associate, continuing in this post until opening his own practice in the Spring of 2011.

Mr. Collier serves as a trial and deposition skills instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), a world renowned organization that conducts trial skills seminars throughout the United States(see www.nita.org). Mr. Collier has served as a faculty member at NITA programs in San Diego, Berkeley, and San Francisco, training countless other attorneys on how to effectively conduct depositions and trials.  He also teaches with the Intensive Advocacy Program at University of San Francisco, judges moot court competitions for Berkeley Law moot court program, judges trial competitions for the American Bar Association, and hosts his own trial skills trainings for local attorneys (the aptly-named ?Collier College?).

Mr. Collier handles civil matters through all stages and forms of litigation, from demand letters to mediations, from arbitrations to jury trials, and everything in between.  Mr. Collier is often contracted in by other attorneys to serve as lead trial counsel.  Attorneys or clients interested in retaining Mr. Collier for a case or to conduct a trial are encouraged to visit our ?Contact Us? page.