Jaimmé Collins joined Adams and Reese in 2008 after practicing for several years at an all litigation firm. She focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and general business. She has experience in litigating complex matters, defending and conducting depositions, preparing witnesses for trial testimony and interviewing and investigating plaintiff’s allegations. Jaimmé has argued before the Louisiana Courts of Appeals. She also has experience preparing and arguing dispositive pre-trial motions, preparing trial exhibits, expert witness materials and drafting contracts.
Her other significant contributions include:
- Working on cases involving contract disputes, disputes between corporate directors and shareholders, property disputes, commercial insurance disputes, toxic torts, products liability, medical malpractice and personal injury cases.
- Serving as general counsel to various Boards of Directors.
- Lobbying for or against legislation that impacts education across Louisiana, particularly legislation affecting charter schools.
- Using her diverse career experience, business experience and general litigation experience, to bring effective strategies that ultimately resolve matters or limit the liability exposure that a corporation may face.
- Using her experience working on Capitol Hill and in the White House to contribute to the firm’s government relations efforts.
Jaimmé serves as the Chair of the Adams and Reese Diversity Committee.
Jaimmé earned her J.D. from Loyola University Law School where she served on the Moot Court Board and coached the Mardi Gras and Pepperdine Moot Court Teams. While at Emory University, she also served as President of its National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter. Jaimmé is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association. She is also a member of the Young Leadership Council (YLC), where she has served as an Executive Officer and Board Member. Prior to her becoming a lawyer, Jaimmé worked in the Clinton Administration in the Office of Political Affairs. She later moved back home to New Orleans to work for United States Senator Mary Landrieu.
Professionally, Jaimmé admires her father. He became a lawyer during a time when African-American males were not allowed to work in large law firms. Instead, African-American lawyers were forced to open their own offices and learn the practice of law without the resources and mentors that a large firm could offer. Through his success and experience, her father taught her that the profession of law is a noble profession, and that she should always remain a student of the law — humbled by the law, but always eager to immerse herself in it.
Jaimmé loves football. She fell in love with the Saints during the “Dome Patrol” days when she was a kid. Her parents used to take her to the games and — as one of six kids — she cherished any one-on-one time with a parent. She credits that for her love of the game.
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