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REID COLLINS FILES CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT AGAINST ST. TAMMANY PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE DEPUTIES AS PART OF ACLU OF LOUISIANA’S JUSTICE LAB INITIATIVE

On May 3, 2021, in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, Reid Collins & Tsai LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of Teliah Perkins, a Black woman from Slidell, Louisiana, against two St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies for violently arresting Ms. Perkins at her own home in response to a minor traffic violation she did not commit. Video of the incident showing the deputies pressing Ms. Perkins’ face and chest into the pavement and threatening to Taser her child for recording the unlawful arrest can be seen here.
Reid Collins is proud to be a part of the ACLU of Louisiana’s litigation campaign to challenge racially discriminatory policing practices. The initiative, called “Justice Lab: Putting Racist Policing on Trial,” seeks, over time and in a sustained fashion, to bring up to 1,000 cases in Louisiana challenging racially-motivated stops and seizures under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments and any other applicable laws. By focusing intensive efforts on a single state, Justice Lab aims to test the impact that litigation has on police conduct.
Click here to view the Perkins complaint.
Click here to learn more about the Justice Lab project.

RACHEL FLEISHMAN SPEAKS AT ABA SPRING 2021 NATIONAL LEGAL MALPRACTICE CONFERENCE

On April 15, 2021, Reid Collins Partner Rachel Fleishman was a featured panelist at the ABA’s Spring 2021 National Legal Malpractice Virtual Conference where she drew on her substantial experience litigating legal malpractice claims to offer insights on the complicated and sensitive issues arising from the interplay between attorney fee disputes and legal malpractice claims. The panel, entitled “Coin of the Realm: When an LPL Claim Includes Attorney Fee Claims,” addressed conflict issues raised by fee disputes, best practices for managing affirmative fee claims brought by an attorney against his client, and fee shifting provisions that award attorney fees to the prevailing party in a legal malpractice lawsuit.
Ms. Fleishman, resident in the Firm’s New York Office, has substantial experience litigating legal malpractice claims against some of the country’s largest and most prominent law firms. In addition to her professional liability practice, Ms. Fleishman represents corporations, investment funds, litigation trusts, bankruptcy trustees, and other fiduciaries in pursuing negligence, fraud, and clawback claims against law firms, accounting firms, and former officers and directors, among other defendants.
Click here to view the full agenda.

LAW360 PROFILES WILLIAM T. REID IV – NATIONAL “TITAN OF THE PLAINTIFFS BAR”

On April 8, 2021, legal newswire Law360 profiled firm Co-Founder Bill Reid as one its national “Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar.” As part of its exclusive series honoring America’s most accomplished attorneys Reid was named one of its 2021 “heavyweights” recognized for prosecuting high-stakes plaintiff litigation across the country.
The profile recognizes Reid’s track record of fascinating cases, and his remarkable journey “building a new firm from the ground up in the last decade…[using] unconventional tactics in his client representations that have earned him big wins and the respect of colleagues and adversaries alike.”

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