Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
1230 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Colin focuses his practice on defending consumer product and manufacturing companies against product liability, mass/toxic tort and commercial litigation matters. He has significant experience in bet-the-company crisis management and was on the team that defended the largest industrial disaster in Georgia. Colin has provided individual counseling and class action strategies for companies of all sizes faced with false labeling claims by state agencies in California and consumers in Florida and New York, particularly in the area of eco-friendly or “natural” products.
He has a history of trying difficult cases in difficult places. Colin has served as national trial counsel to chemical, automotive and consumer product manufacturers for more than a decade in some of the most hostile jurisdictions in the country.
Beyond consumer product defense work, he has litigated high stakes litigation matters for more than 10 different Fortune 500 companies and has prepared cases for trial in more than 42 states. He was part of the Enron Bankruptcy Examiner’s team and has done adversary proceeding litigation and receivership counseling work for clients going back nearly two decades. Recently Colin served as counsel to a $10 million dollar construction company placed in Receivership. Colin has handled every aspect of litigation from pre-suit counseling and early resolution to jury trials and appeals.
For eight years, Georgia Super Lawyers has named Colin a Rising Star in class action and mass tort. He also was named “Toxic Torts Lawyer of the Year” in Lawyer Monthly’s Legal Awards in both 2013 and 2014. In addition, Colin was selected for the 2019 class of Leadership Atlanta, one of the oldest community leadership development organizations in the country, along with 88 other business executives, community leaders, educators, lawyers and entrepreneurs. Colin serves as an officer on the Board of Directors for the Truancy Intervention Project, Inc. and has represented more than 50 children in Atlanta juvenile court proceedings.