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Dawn Collins

Partner and Co-Founder

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Dawn has practiced labor and employment law for over two decades. She regularly represents clients in litigation involving allegations of sexual harassment; discrimination based on gender, race, disability and pregnancy; retaliation; wrongful termination; as well as wage and hour lawsuits both on an individual and class-wide basis. Dawn is also experienced in conducting and overseeing workplace investigations and advising institutional clients on litigation avoidance.

Dawn co-founded CollinsKim with her long-time colleague, Tae Kim, when they both made the decision to leave “Big Law.”  Dawn’s years of experience defending corporate employers in labor and employment matters, and advising C-suite leadership on litigation avoidance has contributed to her unique insight into workplace dynamics. Whether your matter requires strategic negotiation or aggressive litigation, Dawn brings to bear over 20 years of relevant experience.


  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1997
  • B.S., University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Business, 1991

Professional Associations and Accolades:

  • Voted Best Lawyer, Litigation – Labor & Employment, 2020
  • Voted Southern California Super Lawyer (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Los Angeles Business Journal, Outside Counsel Nominee for 2018 Leaders in Law Award
  • California Bar Foundation (Board Member, 2013-2018)
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation (Board Member, 2015 – 2018)
  • Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (Board Member, 2011-2014)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles


  • California State Courts
  • United States District Courts – California Central, Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts
  • United States Courts of Appeal – Ninth Circuit


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