BENCHMARK NAMES LISA S. TSAI ONE OF NATION’S “TOP 250 WOMEN IN LITIGATION’
August 4, 2022 – A regular recipient of multiple national accolades honoring her remarkable accomplishments, Reid Collins Managing Partner Lisa S. Tsai has been named one of the nation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation,” by Benchmark Litigation. Its survey of the top female litigators in the United States, the “Top 250” list is the culmination of months of research and interviewing hundreds of lawyers, clients, peers, and colleagues. Click here to view Tsai’s Benchmark profile.
REID COLLINS DEFEATS SUMMARY JUDGMENT MOTION IN LOUISIANA FEDERAL COURT, MOVING PRO BONO DISCRIMINATORY POLICING CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT CLOSER TO TRIAL
On July 26, 2022, Reid Collins obtained a key ruling on behalf of Teliah Perkins, a Black woman from Slidell, Louisiana, who was violently arrested at her own home in response to a minor traffic violation she did not commit. (Reid Collins is representing Ms. Perkins pro bono in partnership with the ACLU of Louisiana’s “Justice Lab” initiative.) The Hon. Wendy B. Vitter of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied the bulk of the motion for summary judgment of the defendants, two St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies. The Court held that the deputies are not entitled to qualified immunity on excessive force and First Amendment claims, as the facts and testimony show the violation of multiple, clearly established constitutional rights, including the right to be free from unreasonable force, and the right of a minor child to peacefully record the police in his own driveway without the threat of physical harm.
Click here to view Judge Vitter’s summary judgment opinion.
Click here to view the Perkins complaint.
Click here to learn more about the Justice Lab project.
Click here to see prior Associated Press coverage of the case.
Click here to see Texas Lawyer coverage of the ruling.
BENCHMARK NAMES EIGHT REID COLLINS PARTNERS TO ITS U.S. “40 & UNDER HOT LIST”
In recognition of their outstanding work and growing reputations in the field, eight partners at Reid Collins & Tsai LLP – Joshua Bruckerhoff, Keith Cohan, Ryan Goldstein, Yonah Jaffe, Brandon Lewis, Nathaniel Palmer, Scott Saldaña and Jeremy Wells – have been selected by Benchmark Litigation to its “40 and Under Hot List” for 2022. Benchmark surveys the landscape and honors the leading litigators across the United States for their achievements. Its rankings of the top emerging litigators in the U.S. are the culmination of months of research, surveying thousands of referees and interviewing hundreds of lawyers.
Click here to see the Reid Collins “40 & Under Hot List” practitioners honored by Benchmark.