Brian Collins has earned a reputation as a courtroom fighter willing to defend clients facing significant prison time and long odds of success. He has received praise from his fellow trial lawyers and achieved a perfect “10.0,” “Superb Rating,” on AVVO. In 2013, he joined the trial lawyers at Krasner and Long, LLC.
Brian Collins began his legal career at the international law firm Dechert, LLP after graduating with honors from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. While at Dechert, he gained experience in handling complex high stakes legal matters ranging from defending the biggest federal criminal cases to multi-billion dollar drug cases. Collins noticed, however, that during his time at Dechert he was most interested in cases where individuals had their rights violated by the authorities. He was able to represent several prisoners in Section 1983 civil rights cases and earned favorable results for them. After realizing this interest, he decided to join the prestigious public defender office, the Defender Association of Philadelphia.
At the Defender Association, Brian Collins joined an office renowned for their ability to produce outstanding trial attorneys and quickly ascended to handling major jury trials in his third year in the office. While at the Defender Association, he successfully defended cases ranging from simple marijuana possession to armed robbery, sexual assault, and attempted murder. He gained favorable outcomes for thousands of clients avoiding significant prison time in many seemingly hopeless situations. He has tried hundreds of cases to judges and juries. His ability to think creatively about legal problems has resulted in his taking the lead on the firm’s criminal motions practice and his proven courtroom skills have made him an important member of the firm’s trial team.