Bringing in 10 years of experience of defending clients in cases alleging OSHA safety violations, as well as general civil defense litigation, Collin G. Warren joined Adams and Reese in 2011 as Special Counsel in the firm's Houston office.
Practicing law since 2001, Collin's practice includes providing clients with assistance during Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigations and pre-litigation investigations arising out of catastrophic injuries, deaths, property loss claims, construction defects and equipment failures. He routinely advises and aids clients in regulatory compliance before governmental agencies, such as OSHA and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
In addition to his regulatory practice, Collin has served as trial counsel in both state and federal cases involving insurance coverage disputes, personal injury, product liability claims, construction defects, admiralty claims, insurance bad faith claims, and workers' compensation and non-subscriber claims. He also provides insurance coverage analysis for clients in the insurance industry, with a strong focus on the energy sector and commercial losses.
Collin's representative experience includes:
· Led a client through a state OSHA investigation arising from the death of a pipeline x-ray inspector with a favorable result for the client.
· Led a client through an OSHA inspection arising from the death of its safety director with a favorable result for the client.
· Primary attorney in successfully resolving wrongful death case arising out of an on-the-job electrocution.
· Assisted in resolving bad faith claim arising from a purported $60 million property damage claim to a subsea oil and gas line.
· Experience in providing insurance coverage analysis and opinions for claims arising out of complex commercial and energy sector losses.
· Led a client with through an OSHA inspection arising from an employee death at chemical manufacturing facility and secured vacation of the two citations issued to that employer in conjunction with that inspection.
· Secured dismissal of a chemical manufacturer in a lawsuit filed by 150 neighbors of a recycling company charged with handling the client's wastes. Our client was the only defendant to obtain relief without making any payment to the Plaintiffs.
In the community, Collin previously served on the board of directors of the Jefferson County Young Lawyers' Association, is involved with Camp for All, and works with various local churches.
Collin received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2001 and earned his B.S. from Texas A&M University in 1998.
In his spare time, Collin enjoys spending time with family, hunting, fishing and playing golf.
Articles and Publications
· "Fifth Circuit Holds 'Constructive Total Loss Doctrine' Inapplicable in Flood Insurance Cases," Sedgwick's Insurance Law Update (March 2009).
Professional Memberships / Affiliations
Texas Bar Association
Houston Bar Association
Jefferson County Bar Association
Texas Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" - Civil Litigation Defense
Houston's Top Lawyers, H Texas Magazine, 2011
Phi Delta Phi