Jeffrey T. Collins is an Assistant Attorney General and the Deputy Chief of the Trial Division of the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, where he received a B.A. in Political Science. Jeff received his law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and practiced law for four years at a litigation boutique firm in New Hampshire before returning to Massachusetts to join the Cambridge litigation firm of Bellotti & Barretto, P.C., practicing in insurance defense. After two years as legal counsel for the Massachusetts House of Representatives’ Committee on Commerce and Labor, Jeff joined the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. He has been a trial lawyer in the AGO’s Trial Division for the past fourteen years, and has conducted numerous bench and jury trials. He is a 2013 recipient of the Governor’s Commonwealth Citation for Outstanding Performance for his work in the Connor B. et al. v. Deval Patrick et al. matter in the United State District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Jeff is licensed to practice in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and is a member of both the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association. He currently serves as a member of the Boston Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section Steering Committee and the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section Council. Jeff has also served in the United States Navy Reserve for 19 years. He is a veteran of the Iraq War.