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Founder of Family Law Firm Collin Law Offices: Attorney Christian Collin

Family Law Attorney Christian Collin


Attorney Collin is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Michigan and Texas. He has been practicing law in the Chicagoland area for over 18 years and has extensive trial experience in both the civil and criminal courts. Notably, Christian Collin is a member of the Federal Trial Bar and was ranked as one of the best attorneys in the areas of communications ability, responsiveness, quality of service, and value for the money in 2015.  In 2017, he was named a Lawyer of Distinction for being one of the top 10% of family law attorneys in Illinois.





Attorney Collin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with high distinction (i.e., the top 6% of the class). He then earned a Juris Doctor degree (JD) from the DePaul University College of Law, Chicago. Shortly thereafter, he Received a Certificate in Criminal Defense Investigation from DePaul University Center for Justice in Capital Cases.


Professional Licenses

  • Illinois State Bar, May, 2001
  • Federal Bar, June, 2001
  • Federal Trial Bar, October, 2002
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, October, 2006
  • Michigan State Bar, March, 2007
  • United States Supreme Court, March, 2011
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • International Society of Family Law
  • Texas State Bar, March, 2018



  • Recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award in 2015, which is awarded to fewer than 1% of all registered attorneys in the United States
  • Named 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in 2015 and 2016 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Named Top Attorneys of North America for 2017 in the Who's Who Directory
  • Named Top 10% of attorneys by the National League of Renowned Attorneys
  • Named Top 100 Lawyers by the National Advocates and National Trial Lawyers in 2015
  • Recipient, CALI Legal Leader of the Future Award, 2001
  • Member, International Society of Family Law, 2015
  • Staff Writer, DePaul Art and Entertainment Journal, 1999-2000
  • Member, DePaul Public Interest Law Association, 1998-2001
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, 1996
  • Member, Golden Key National Honor Society, 1995
  • Member, Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, 1995
  • Member, Sigma Iota Rho National Honor Society for International Studies, 1995


Areas of Family Law Concentration

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Child Custody
  • Child Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Unions
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dissolution of Marriage and Legal Separation
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Maintenance, formerly known as alimony
  • Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Mediation
  • Paternity
  • Post-Decree and Post-Judgment Modifications
  • Property Division
  • Restraining Orders
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Qualified Illinois Domestic Relations Orders (ILDROs)
  • Spousal Support

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