Darice M. Collins

Associate

  • location icon Orange County, CA
    650 Town Center Drive
    Suite 1400
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Darice M. Collins is an associate in the Orange County office of Lewis Brisbois and is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. She represents clients in a variety of employment matters including discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, and wage and hour disputes.

Prior to law school, Ms. Collins began her career pursuits within the automobile property & casualty insurance industry. She has utilized her insurance industry knowledge throughout her litigation practice which has included insurance defense and general commercial litigation in automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability, products liability, construction defect, and medical malpractice.

Darice began her legal career in Florida and Texas and continued law practice in Arizona and Virginia with local and international law firms. In Northern Virginia, Ms. Collins practiced labor & employment litigation defense with representative clients ranging from individuals and small businesses to municipalities, counties and multi-national corporations. She is experienced in counseling employers regarding reductions in force, employment handbook policies, federal and state labor law compliance procedures, conducting and assisting with independent investigations of workplace harassment and/or discrimination and responding to EEOC and/or state agency investigations and charges of discrimination.

In addition to advocating for clients in the courtroom, at mediation or arbitration, Ms. Collins has devoted her time to public service in California, Virginia, Arizona and Texas. In 2012, Ms. Collins received the Harry L. Carrico Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award from Legal Services Corporation of Virginia for providing over 200 hours of pro bono service in family law, housing law, guardianship and consumer litigation.

Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Ms. Collins was in-house defense counsel for two national property and casualty automobile insurers. She is licensed in California, Arizona, Texas, Virginia, D.C. and Florida.

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

  • Legal Aid Society, Orange County, California (2015-present)
  • Legal Services of Northern Virginia (2009-2012)
  • Community Legal Services, Phoenix, Arizona (2003-2004)
  • Legal Services of North Texas (2000-2001)

Foreign Languages

Spanish

Admissions

California

Arizona

Florida

Texas

Virginia

District of Columbia

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • American Heart Association, Orange County

Awards & Honors

2012 Harry L. Carrico Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award, Virginia

Education

University of Miami School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2000

University of South Florida

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, 1993

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