• Biography

    John Collins has more than 40 years experience in several areas of tax practice, including estate planning, family wealth planning, charitable organizations, and employee benefits and executive compensation matters. He has been recognized as one of the best trusts and estates lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, D Magazine Partners (2010-2017, 2019-2020); a Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters (2003-2019); and he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., in Employee Benefits Law and Trusts and Estates (2005-2021). John is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory.

    John is a contributor to Haynes and Boone's Practical Benefits Lawyer blog, which discusses issues and developments in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation.

    Professional and Community Activities

    • Immediate Past Chair, Methodist Health System (Dallas)
    • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1975, with honors; Texas Law Review, 1973-1975
    • B.A., Duke University, 1972, with honors
  • Admissions

    • California
    • Texas