James P. Collins Returns to the O'Reilly Law Firm

Tue Sep 8, 2009 3:04pm EDT

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Firm name is now O'Reilly II Collins




SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The O'Reilly Law Firm is very
pleased to announce the return of James P. Collins to the noted trial law firm
headquartered in San Mateo, effective immediately. The name of the firm is now
O'Reilly II Collins.  

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Collins was a founding member of the firm in 1987, originally known as
O'Reilly & Collins.  In 2002, Collins left the firm in order to teach algebra
and coach football and rugby at Menlo Atherton High School, a public school
located in Atherton, California.  

A graduate of UC Berkeley and University of San Francisco Law School, Collins
first worked as an Assistant District Attorney in San Francisco, then with
Gerry Sterns's trial law firm before joining O'Reilly to form their own firm.

O'Reilly & Collins soon became pre-eminent in the field of aviation law,
winning many air disaster cases for plaintiffs with scores of multi-million
judgments and settlements.  The firm also won major product liability cases
that received national media attention.  Collins investigated, prosecuted and
won many landmark cases involving tires and improper tire replacements which
led to loss of control by cars on wet roads, resulting in many deaths and
serious injuries to consumers.  Collins's thorough investigations of the
causes of these accidents led to important changes in the tire replacement
industry that resulted in many lives being saved.

O'Reilly said, "Obviously, I am extremely happy to welcome Jim back in the
fold.  He is a great friend and a great trial lawyer.  It is also a reunion of
my old teammate, for we both played for the Old Blues Rugby Club of Berkeley,
one of the great rugby clubs in the United States, and national champions." 
Collins lives in San Carlos.

In 2008, the firm set a record for judgments and settlements of air disaster
with $300 million in awards for its plaintiffs.   www.oreillylaw.com



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Ed Schwartz, +1-415-663-7104, ejsprwine@aol.com, for O'Reilly Law Firm
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