Hypothesis over the previous few weeks has pointed to Collins probably making a problem for a U.S. Senate seat in 2022.
Collins, a Gainesville native who represented Georgia’s ninth District, which incorporates Corridor County, mentioned he isn’t “ruling something out” in relation to political prospects.
He’s additionally not “ruling something in” in relation to committing to a future run for public workplace in 2022.
As for proper now? He’s returning to the authorized enviornment, becoming a member of Clarkesville-based legislation agency Oliver & Weidner, specializing in civil and legal litigation.
“Lots of people are asking me what my subsequent transfer goes to be,” Collins mentioned. “We’re not ruling something in. We’re not ruling something out. However I’m centered on being the identical man born and raised from Gainesville, who needs to proceed to serve folks and discover out the place I can greatest assist.”
Collins acquired a level in political science and legal justice from the College of North Georgia and earned a juris physician in 2009 from the John Marshall Regulation Faculty in Atlanta. He served three phrases within the Georgia House of Representatives earlier than his election to the U.S. Home.
He mentioned becoming a member of the Clarkesville-based agency is without doubt one of the methods he needs to proceed a profession in public service.
“By becoming a member of Oliver & Wiedner, I get to return to doing what I really like and representing people who find themselves in want of authorized counsel,” he mentioned. “(Public service) is about folks making connections, understanding what’s affecting folks and defending them and their ideas.”
The agency was based by Invoice Oliver and Jim Weidner in 2006 and tries federal and state circumstances, together with the US Supreme Courtroom.
Collins is not any stranger to federal court docket circumstances, particularly, high-profile federal circumstances.
After serving on Trump’s authorized protection group within the first impeachment trial, the Trump group additionally retained Collins’ providers to lead recount efforts in Georgia following the 2020 presidential election, which was received by Joe Biden.
“I’ve a file of attempting circumstances and a confirmed observe file of defending rights,
whether or not it’s in D.C. or Georgia,” he mentioned. “This subsequent alternative permits me to proceed doing that good work in a distinct sphere by representing those that want it.”