Mr. Collier is currently a semi-retired partner at the firm of Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles. Prior to joining Irell & Manella more than 20 years ago, he was a partner at Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp, also in Los Angeles.
Mr. Collier received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College in 1952, magna cum laude, and graduated from Harvard Law School in the Class
of 1955. He was admitted to practice in the State of Ohio in 1955 and admitted to practice in the State of California in 1960.
Mr. Collier has been active in the California State Bar, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. He served as a member of the Trusts & Estates Executive Committee of the State Bar of California, served as its Chair and acted as a liaison from that Executive Committee to the California Law Revision Commission for a number of years during the 1980s, when the Law Revision Commission was revising the California Probate Code. He has been a member of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC) since 1978, has chaired various committees, has served as an officer and as President of ACTEC in 1996-97.
Mr. Collier was a Committee Chair and later a member of the Council of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, American Bar Association.
Mr. Collier has been active in the Senior Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association serving for five years as Chair of the Editorial Board for its quarterly magazine and as Secretary and Vice Chair of the Division.
Mr. Collier has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for about 20 years and has been listed in Who's Who in America for more than 15 years as well as listings in other similar publications. In 1989, Mr. Collier was the recipient of Arthur K. Marshall Award from the Los Angeles County Bar Trusts & Estates Section.
Mr. Collier has authored a number of articles about probate and trust matters and legislative changes dealing with the Probate Code and has spoken to numerous bar groups about the work of the California Law Revision Commission, in particular.
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