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Colin has extensive counseling, litigation and appellate experience spanning a broad range of substantive legal issues in state and federal courts across the country. Colin has argued in several federal courts of appeals and has authored petitions for discretionary review, petitions for certiorari, and briefs on the merits in dozens of appeals in the United States Supreme Court; in virtually all of the federal courts of appeals; in the highest state courts in California, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia; and in intermediate appellate courts in California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. Colin also has authored amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeals in cases involving the federal securities laws, the federal Trust Indenture Act, the work product privilege, and federal administrative law. 


  • University of Chicago Law School, 1999, J.D.
  • Duquesne University, 1996, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, Valedictorian and General Excellence Award (highest honor for graduate of College of Liberal Arts)

  • Pennsylvania

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania