Gary Kollin

Gary Kollin

Gary Kollin, P.A.
  • Civil Rights, Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law...
  • Florida
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Summary

Attorney and Lawyer Gary Kollin is an expert and specialist in criminal defense law, criminal appeals law and police misconduct law. Gary handles cases in ALL state and federal trial and appeals courts. Gary Kollin handles all levels of cases from petty theft to first degree murder and well as all federal charges including drug trafficking and continuing criminal enterprises. Gary Kollin is one of a few lawyers who specialize in police misconduct cases. He represents people who have been mistreated by being falsely arrested, illegally searched, and being victims of police beatings. These cases are also known as civil rights and 1983 cases. Gary Kollin argued in the United State Supreme Court in the case of Smith v. United States, 508 U.S. 223 (1993). The justices of the Supreme Court appointed him to represent John Angus Smith. There are only 80 cases a year for the entire nation argued in the Supreme Court. Gary Kollin sued the Sheriff for keeping people in jail after they were found not guilty. The Sheriff had to pay over a million dollars in a class action case, Jones v. Sheriff, 9 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D109 (S.D. Fla. 1995). The federal judge ordered the Sheriff to stop holding people in jail when they were not guilty. The Sheriff must now let the innocent leave from out of the courtroom. He is Martindale-Hubbell AV rated, rated 10 by AVVO and selected as a Leading Florida Attorney in the area of Felonies and Misdemeanor Defense Law by the American Research Corporation. He is rated a Super Lawyer in the areas of criminal defense, criminal appellate and civil rights law by Super Lawyers magazine.

Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
  • Police Misconduct and False Arrest
  • Police Brutality
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal injury, police misconduct, and false arrest cases among others
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly and flat fee rates are available in criminal trial and appellate law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
US District Court - Middle District of Florida
US District Court - Northern District of Florida
US District Court - Southern District of Florida
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Chief Litigation & Appellate Lawyer
Gary Kollin, P.A.
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Field Counsel
Florida Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
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From mid 1985 to mid 1987, I served as the South Florida Chief of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. As its Chief, I supervised Special Agents charged with the responsibility of investigating health care providers for Medicaid fraud and for abuse of patients. The health care providers included doctors, nursing homes, and pharmacists. The investigations often required undercover work, witness interviews, computer analyses, or a combination of these investigative techniques
Assistant State Attorney
State Attorney's Office of Broward County Florida
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From 1982 to 1985, I was an assistant state attorney in the Broward County State Attorney's Office. I served in the case filing (intake) and felony trial divisions and prosecuted a wide range of felonies
Assistant Public Defender
Public Defender's Office of Broward County Florida
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From 1979 to 1981, I served as an assistant public defender in Broward County and represented indigents (including juveniles) charged with all levels of crimes. I also handled cases before the court of appeal
Computer Programmer / Systems Analyst
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital Boston Massacusetts
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I developed and programmed an information management and database system written in Fortran IV Plus for a radiology department.
Education
University of Miami School of Law
J.D | Law
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Harvard University
B.A | Biology
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Awards
Rated a Super Lawyer in the areas of Appellate Law, Criminal Defense Law, and Civil Rights Law
Super Lawyers Magazine
Membership is limited to trial lawyers throughout the United States who have won a verdict or settlement of $1,000,000.00 or more)
Million Dollars Advocates Forum
AV RATING
Martindale-Hubbell AV rating
Rating 10 - Highest
Avvo
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar # 282431
Member
- Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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Member
- Current
The Florda Bar Criminal Law Certification Committee
Grade Reviewer
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Activities: I was appointed a grade reviewer in the years 1999, 1994, 2008, and 2011 to determine if the examination grades of certain applicants for criminal law certification were properly calculated.
The Florida Bar
Fee Arbitration Committee
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Activities: As a member of the Fee Arbitration Committee I participated in the review of complaints regarding fees charged by members of The Florida Bar and arbitrated the claims.
The Florida Bar
Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee
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Activities: This Committee investigates the unlicensed practice of law by non-lawyers and makes recommendations regarding prosecution of these indivduals to the prosecution unit of The Florida Bar.
Publications
Articles & Publications
To File or Not To File, That is the Question
The Florida Court Reporter
Post Acquittal Detention: Go Directly Back To Jail After Acquittal
Florida Defender Magazine of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Legal Answers
276 Questions Answered

Q. I went to jail because I was told I’d be extradited but never was. Any reason why ?
A: Count your blessings that the other state chose not to seek your extradition
Q. as a victim of racial abuse and a racial attack should you be asked by the police to give a statement
A: I do not understand your question.
Q. Is this a criminal or probate matter?
A: Talk to the estate lawyer
Q. My brother in law got arrested last night I am trying to figure out what he is looking at.
A: Once he retains an attorney, possibly with your help, you can find that out exactly
Q. Daughter was written ticket for something she didnt do, how do I defend her against an officer?
A: Hire an attorney. Discuss this with her attorney., not some random attorney on a public forum who does not have all the facts
Q. I was arrested and charged with a no contact violation in 2013 they want to move to felony in 2017 is the statue of
A: Any answer here would not change your need for an attorney. You need to hire one immediately if you haven't already. If you have and do not trust your attorney's advice, then retain a new one
Q. What happens when i have no access to transportation to file a statement in a federal case and the judge dismissed it
A: Oral or written? If written, you could have sent it via post, Fed Ex. etc. Or cpu;d have requested extension that way.
Q. during a traffic stop, can an officer lie to me about catching me on radar, then fabricate the speed he cites me for
A: Are you seriously asking if a police officer could invent evidence ?
Q. If you take a plea deal, when is the absolute last day that a client can back out of the plea deal? Federal not state.
A: Speak to your attorney regarding the exact parameters of your situation
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Contact & Map
1856 N. Nob Hill Road
Suite 140
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33322
USA
Telephone: (954) 723-9999
Fax: (954) 791-6565