F.J. Collins is a graduate of Loyola College and the University of Maryland Law School.
After law school, he served as a judicial clerk on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. He has since achieved the highest rating available in national directories of attorneys. Mr. Collins has concentrated his practice in the area of civil litigation with expertise in personal injury, medical malpractice, worker's compensation, and civil rights litigation. He pursues civil jury trials, overtime wage claims, public sector labor law and employment law. He is admitted to practice in Maryland and Florida and the federal courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Mr. Collins was a member of the Executive Council of the Baltimore City Bar Association for over five years and has chaired numerous committees. He has also been a lecturer for the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association regarding trial techniques. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Howard County Bar Association. He has served for many years on the Board of Directors of the St. Thomas More Society, a specialty bar association of Catholic Lawyers. He currently represents numerous unions, employees and individuals with a wide range of legal needs. Mr. Collins and Andrew Kahn have practiced law together for over 25 years. They joined with Joel Smith, a nationally recognized labor lawyer, in 1990 to form the present law firm. As the managing partner of Kahn, Smith & Collins, P.A., Mr. Collins is involved in all aspects of the firm and familiar with most areas of law practiced by the lawyers in the firm.