After practicing for several years at one of the most respected and top-rated defense firms in New Orleans, Louisiana, Collin and three other experienced personal injury lawyers formed Mansfield Melancon with the goal of providing all clients the personal attention and dedication that they deserve and expect from their attorney.
Collin has experience advocating for clients in both federal and state courts throughout Louisiana. He has handled cases ranging from wrongful deaths, sexual abuse/trauma, serious personal injuries, complex business disputes, and individual disagreements. Collin is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
For four straight years, from 2020 through 2023, Collin was ranked by his peers among the Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars for Personal Injury. The Super Lawyers Rising Stars publication recognizes less than 2.5 % of outstanding attorneys in Louisiana nominated and acknowledged by their peers as having high ethical standards and demonstrative success and achievement in their field of practice.
Collin currently serves as a board member for the Louisiana State Bar Association YLD as the New Orleans, Louisiana representative. Collin has been appointed by the Louisiana State Bar Association to a three-year term on the Louisiana Supreme Court Judicial Council as the Louisiana State Bar Association YLD Representative. Collin also serves on the LSBA Professionalism Committee.
Collin received his J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude and first in his class in the Louisiana Civil Law Division. Upon graduation, Collin received Loyola Law School’s highest award to a graduating law student, the Spirit of St. Ignatius Award. During his time at Loyola, Collin was a member of Loyola’s Law Review for two years, as well as, a board member his last year in law school. He also participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition, competing in Vienna, Austria. Collin also served as the Chief Justice of Loyola’s Honor Board. Before practicing law, Collin served as a commissioned sheriff’s deputy in East Baton Rouge Parish, where he was assigned to the uniform patrol division.
Collin received a B.A. in International Studies and a minor in Political Science from Louisiana State University.
When Collin is not practicing law, he enjoys LSU football, the New Orleans Saints, duck hunting, and traveling to new places to hike and experience different cultures. Collin also enjoys spending time in his neighborhood of Lakeview, New Orleans, and supporting local businesses in the area.