Named a class actions and torts 'powerhouse' in BTI's Litigation Outlook 2014 report
honors + affiliations
Board Treasurer and Chairman, Finance Committee, Switchboard of Miami, Inc.
Listed, Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2009–2013)
Listed, Daily Business Review Rising Star (2013)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Dade County Bar Association
Volunteer, Put Something Back Pro Bono Project
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
Christopher J.M. Collings is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. Collings's practice focuses primarily in the areas of products liability, toxic torts, and mass tort litigation. He has experience defending corporate clients in catastrophic personal injury lawsuits involving a wide variety of products ranging from naturally occurring minerals, such as asbestos and silica, to industrial machinery and automobiles. He also has extensive experience litigating a broad range of employment and commercial disputes. He has prosecuted and defended breach of contract actions, as well as various types of commercial fraud cases. Mr. Collings has worked on various types of intellectual property disputes, including copyright, trademark, and patent litigation. In the employment arena, Mr. Collings has utilized Florida state courts to successfully enjoin former employees from violating noncompete clauses.
Mr. Collings is an experienced trial and appellate attorney. From 1999 to 2002, he served as an assistant state attorney in the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, he tried a dozen cases to jury verdict and several more to verdict before judges. These trials resulted in convictions for some of the most serious criminal offenses. While at the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Collings was selected to prosecute Florida’s most violent recidivist offenders as a member of its Career Criminal/Robbery Unit.
Mr. Collings earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1999 and his B.A. in political science from the College of the Holy Cross in 1995.
Mr. Collings is admitted to practice in Florida and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida.
- Fordham University, 1999, J.D.
- College of the Holy Cross, 1995, B.A.