Lewis F. Collins, Jr. to Speak at 2010 Council on Litigation Management Conference

New York, NY, January 12, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Lewis F. Collins, Jr., Attorney at Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig, has been selected to speak at the 2010 Annual Conference of the Council on Litigation Management (CLM). Mr. Collins, Jr. is slated to speak on two topics: “Effective Management of Discovery in a Complex Case” and “Preventing and Defending Bad Faith Claims: Current Trends and Strategies.”

The conference will be one of the largest, fully inclusive defense industry conferences in 2010. It will be held March 24-26 in Ponte Vedra, Florida, will feature approximately 150 speakers and is expected to draw attendees from around the world. Registration for the conference is now open at www.litmgmt.org/annual-conference.

Lewis F. Collins, Jr., is a Partner in the Tampa, Florida office of Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig, LLP. He is Board certified in Civil Trial Law by both the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, bad faith, products liability, drug and medical device litigation, wrongful death, personal injury, employment law, and professional liability defense. Mr. Collins served as President of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (2005-06) and is Past President of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Collins currently holds the position of President of the Lawyers for Civil Justice. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Defense Research Institute and was Dean of the Litigation Management College at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (2001 - 2002).

Mr. Collins is AV rated, is a member of ABOTA and is a Master of the American Inns of Court. He received the 1997 Florida Defense Lawyers Presidential achievement award and the 1996 DRI Exceptional Performance award. Mr. Collins was recognized as a “A Leading Florida Attorney” in the field of Products Liability Defense by Leading American Attorneys (an honor awarded to less than 2% of Florida Attorneys) and as a “Florida Super Lawyer”.

About the Council on Litigation Management
The Council is a nonpartisan alliance of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, general counsel, risk managers, claims adjusters and attorneys. Through education and collaboration, its goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. To learn more about the Council, please visit www.litmgmt.org or contact Adam Potter.

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