Michael J. Collins


Office: 801-961-1300

460 S. 400 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111




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Michael J. Collins has been licensed to practice law since 1994.  His entire legal career his practice has been concentrated in insurance defense.  He has handled over a thousand cases from initial pleadings through appeals to the State Supreme Court.  He is the past Utah Chair for The Association of Defense Trial Attorneys.  He has tried almost 20 cases to a jury verdict and arbitrated at least 100 cases.  He has successfully mediated scores of cases, some including disputes with over a million dollars of exposure.  He has argued cases in the Utah Court of Appeals, The Ohio Court of Appeals, the Utah Supreme Court, The Ohio Supreme Court and the Federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  

  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers Compensation
  • Subrogation
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Product Liability
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Bad Faith Litigation.

Rencher | Anjewierden

Stucki & Rencher
March 2012-February 2017
Responsible for large litigation practice
Conducted trials in first chair capacity
Acquired new business for firm
Mentored new associates

Dunn & Dunn
October 2007-March 2012
Responsible for all aspects of insurance defense litigation
Defended lawsuits from inception to completion
Handled appeals
John C. Nemeth & Associates
November 1994 – October 2007
Responsible for large insurance defense case load
Tried numerous cases
Handled civil appeals
Conducted and defended depositions


Ohio State University College of Law
Juris Doctor May 1994
Alma College
Bachelor of Arts April 1991
Majors: History and Business Administration
Presidential Scholarship
Phi Alpha Theta, History Honorary Society

Ohio State Bar, 1994, presently inactive status
Utah State Bar, 2007
U. S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014
Utah State Chair for the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys

He is a lecturer for the National Business Institute in Continuing Legal Education seminars for topics involving litigation, trial practice and insurance defense issues.