REID COLLINS PARTNERS KEITH COHAN AND RYAN GOLDSTEIN RECEIVE EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC INTEREST AWARD FROM TEXAS LAW FELLOWSHIPS
Keith Y. Cohan and Ryan M. Goldstein, partners in the Austin office of Reid Collins, were honored for their pro bono representation of Teliah Perkins in a federal civil rights action alongside the ACLU of Louisiana. Texas Law Fellowships’ annual Excellence in Public Interest Awards honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions in public interest law, including an award for private attorneys engaged in pro bono work.
Cohan and Goldstein received the Private Attorney award for prosecuting Ms. Perkins’ federal civil rights lawsuit against two St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies who violently arrested her at her own home in Slidell, Louisiana in response to a minor traffic violation she did not commit. On July 26, 2022, Cohan and Goldstein obtained a key ruling on behalf of Ms. Perkins when the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied the bulk of the officers’ motion for summary judgment on the basis of qualified immunity. The defendants have appealed the summary judgment ruling, and oral argument in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is scheduled for May 3, 2023.
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WILLIAM T. REID, IV AGAIN NAMED U.S. PLAINTIFF LITIGATOR OF THE YEAR BY BENCHMARK; RENREN LITIGATION HONORED AS AN “IMPACT CASE OF THE YEAR”
For the second time in four years, Reid Collins founding partner William T. Reid, IV was named the U.S. Plaintiff Litigator of the Year at the Benchmark Litigation awards dinner on March 15, 2023, in New York City. Reid has been shortlisted for this award for five consecutive years and previously received it in 2020.
Reid Collins was also recognized for its groundbreaking work in the Renren Derivative Litigation, which received a 2023 Impact Case of the Year award from Benchmark.
In addition, for the sixth consecutive year, Benchmark named Reid Collins a finalist for US “Plaintiff Firm of The Year.” As was the case years prior, Reid and the firm have been in competition with several of the most prominent names in the legal industry for these honors. The Benchmark awards celebrate the leading litigators and most impactful disputes across the United States. They are the culmination of months of research, surveying thousands of referees, and interviewing hundreds of lawyers.
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LAW.COM/TEXAS LAWYER FEATURES COVERAGE OF REID COLLINS’ INDUSTRY-LEADING COMPENSATION MODE
December 14, 2022 – Among the nation’s elite trial boutiques, Reid Collins & Tsai LLP has long been above the market in attorney compensation. Its salary and bonus structures are the subject of a feature Texas Lawyer article on www.law.com.
The article outlines how the firm pays bonuses throughout the year as fee income arrives, noting that “by the end of June, the 38-lawyer firm had paid out associate bonuses ranging up to $200,000. This year’s Big Law market scale for year-end bonuses generally tops out at $115,000.”
Texas Lawyer interviewed Reid Collins Founding Partner William T. Reid, IV about the firm’s unique system and how it works. “We do it differently,” said Reid. “Everyone else waits until the end of the year…. We like to pay bonuses when results occur. We had an unbelievable year and the bonuses we paid our team reflect that.”
Click here to view “Reid Collins’ Compensation System Leads to Above-Market Bonuses This Year” at www.law.com.