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Collier, Trent

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
Legal Practice Program

804 Legal Research


Trent Collier is an adjunct clinical assistant professor with the Legal Practice Program. He also is a shareholder at Collins Einhorn Farrell PC in Southfield, Michigan, where his practice focuses on civil appeals, professional-liability defense, ethics, and commercial litigation. He has been a Michigan Super Lawyer for Appellate Law since 2015, and was a DBusiness Top Lawyer for Appellate Law in 2017. Professor Collier graduated summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University, then earned a master's degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2003, where he was awarded the Order of the Coif, the Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship Award, the William R. Jentes Scholarship, and an honorary membership in Scribes, the Society of Writers on Legal Subjects. Professor Collier clerked for a justice at the Michigan Supreme Court for two years before joining a large Detroit-based law firm. He has practiced at Collins Einhorn since 2011. He has written on areas such as appellate practice, judicial philosophy, constitutional matters, and insolvency law.