Colin has over 10 years of experience counseling a wide variety of clients. His practice focuses on commercial litigation matters, with emphasis on contract claims, trade secrets, employment disputes, and business torts, including negligence, fraud and fiduciary duty claims. Colin also represents clients in construction disputes and emergency relief matters, including temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunction matters.
Prior to joining Osborn Maledon, Colin served as a law clerk to the late Honorable Arthur L. Alarcón on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and by designation on in the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits. He was also a litigator at major firms in Chicago, New York, and California.
Colin has been appointed to a two-year term as a Director on the Maricopa County Bar Association Board of Directors, starting in January 2020.
Colin also serves, by mayoral appointment, on the City of Phoenix’s License Appeals Board. The License Appeals Board hears appeals concerning the denial, suspension, or revocation of certain business licenses issued by the City.
- Felarca v. Birgeneau, 891 F.3d 809 (9th Cir. 2018) – Obtained reversal of denial of summary judgment and remand with instruction to enter summary judgment in favor of major university in high-profile constitutional rights and tort action on.
- Daisley v. Blizzard Music Limited (US) et al., 2:17-cv-01500 (C.D. Cal.) – Represented Robert Daisley, former band mate of Ozzy Osbourne, in fraud and accounting action against music publisher.
- Arrowood Indemnity Co. v. Trustmark Ins. Co., No. 03-cv-1000, 938 F. Supp. 2d 267 (D. Conn. 2013), affirmed, 560 Fed. App’x 75 (2d Cir. 2014) – Prevailed in two-week hearing, in which court rejected claims of a breach of fiduciary duty and bad faith and motion for contempt for alleged failure to comply with previously confirmed arbitration award.
- Whalen v. Catholic Mutual Relief Society, DDV-2012-9756 (Mont. 1st Jud. Dist. Ct., Lewis and Clark Cnty.) – Defended large provider of property and casualty coverage for Catholic Church entities in tort and coverage actions arising out of alleged clergy abuse.
- Clarendon National Ins. Co. & Clarendon America Ins. Co. v. Trustmark Ins. Co., No. 09-cv-9896 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 13, 2012) – Obtained a summary judgment against reinsurer in a matter relating to purported offsets.
- Trustmark Ins. Co. v. Clarendon National Ins. Co., No. 09 C 6169 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 2010) – Represented reinsurer in action to disqualify arbitrator and for preliminary injunction.
- Trustmark Ins. Co. v. John Hancock Life Ins. Co., Case No. 09-cv-3959 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 2010) – Represented plaintiff reinsurer in fraud suit regarding concealment of evidence material to adverse award in prior arbitration and motion to enjoin related arbitration.
- Trustmark Ins. Co. v. Clarendon National Ins. Co., 09-C-1673, 2009 WL 4043110 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 20, 2009) – Defeated reinsurer’s attempt to reduce its obligations under an arbitration award for debts allegedly due to it from prior, unrelated matters.