Keith F. Collins
Mr. Collins joined Jones & Mayer as an Associate in November of 2012. Prior to joining, Mr. Collins worked as a law clerk at Jones & Mayer. He primarily works in Jones & Mayer’s transactional department advising municipal clients on all types of legal issues, but has experience in providing litigation support and analysis to the firm’s law enforcement agency clients. Mr. Collins has extensive legal research experience and has drafted many legal opinions on a range of topics affecting municipal government. He also regularly prepares contracts, ordinances and resolutions. Mr. Collins has experience in the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, land use, conflicts of interest, taxation, prevailing wages, CEQA, nuisance abatement, inclusionary housing, redevelopment, First Amendment, solar permitting, law enforcement, discretionary land-use entitlements and health and safety receiverships.
Mr. Collins also regularly advises and represents law enforcement agencies. He counsels and advises police and sheriff departments across the state in matters involving excessive force, unlawful entries, misconduct, and the impact of state and federal court decisions on department policies and practices. Mr. Collins gives legal updates to law enforcement personnel as part of POST training courses, and is experienced in defending allegations of POBR (Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights) violations at the administrative and superior court level.
Mr. Collins was admitted to the California Bar in November, 2012. He graduated magna cume laude from Whittier Law School in 2012. Mr. Collins published an article on students' First Amendment rights in public schools while an editor on the Whittier Law Review. He obtained a masters degree in education from Whittier College in 2009 and a bachelor of arts degree in history from California State University, Fullerton in 2006. Prior to being admitted to the California Bar, Mr. Collins taught history and computers at the middle school level in public schools in Santa Ana and Whittier.
- J.D. Whittier Law School 2012
- B.A. History, California State University, Fullerton 2006
- A.A. Antelope Valley College 2002
- M.A. Education, Whittier College, 2009
- California State Bar
- Law Enforcement Legal Trainer
- Municipal Law
- Transactional Law
- Ordinance Drafting
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