Leonard Collins to Chair Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission for the Northern District

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (July 24, 2017) – Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced Tallahassee Of Counsel Leonard Collins has been appointed by U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) to serve on the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) for the 115th Congress.

The JNC is charged with identifying and recommending to the senators highly qualified individuals for consideration to become U.S. district judges in each of the three judicial districts in Florida.

Collins will serve as conference chair for the JNC Northern District. A member of Broad and Cassel’s Government Relations, Real Estate, and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups, Collins represents clients in Circuit and Federal Courts throughout Florida and the United States. He also serves as counsel to various political campaigns, Florida Political Committees, Federal Super PACs, trade associations and non-profit organizations. 

His nearly 20 years of experience has had him representing governmental bodies, special districts, and similar entities in administrative litigation, particularly with respect to bid disputes and other types of procurement proceedings, rule challenges and administrative appeals.

In addition to his service on the JNC, Collins is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Foundation.

For the official JNC announcement, visit: https://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?id=9F5AEA4E-B22C-428F-8EAC-99304C9A0EE7

Collins is one of two Broad and Cassel attorneys appointed to serve on the JNC. Miami Of Counsel Jon A. Sale will serve as a member of the JNC Southern District.

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