J.D., with honors, Florida State University College of Law
B.S., with honors, Florida State University
State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Florida
Georgia Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Named, “Georgia Rising Star, Atlanta Magazine, 2013
Named, “Georgia Rising Star, Atlanta Magazine, 2012
Named, "Georgia Rising Star." Atlanta Magazine, 2011
Named, "Georgia Rising Star," Atlanta Magazine, 2010
Former Partner, Warner, Mayoue, Bates & Nolen, P.C.
Member, Florida State University Law Review
Named, Who's Who Among American Law Students
Member, Phi Delta Phi Honor Fraternity
Co-chair and speaker, Same Sex Legal Issues, 2012
Guest Lecturer, John Marshall Law School, 2012
Speaker, Winning Settlement Strategies, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2012
Contributor, Library of Georgia: Family Law Forms, Daily Report Books, 2011
Featured, Fulton County Daily Report, "New Partners 2011" February 21, 2011 issue
Speaker and panel moderator, 29th Annual Family Law Institute, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2011
Faculty member, National Business Institute legal education course; "Family Law from A-Z", 2009
John C. Mayoue and Dennis G. Collard, Third Party Blame - Novel and Expanding Claims, published in The Family Advocate, Spring 2005, Vol. 27, No. 4, Litigating Domestic Torts
Mr. Collard represents the firm's clients in complex domestic relations cases involving prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, divorce, child custody and support, alimony, legitimation, paternity and post judgment issues, as well as certain appeals. He specializes in cases involving complex financial issues, including the valuation and division of business interests such as closely held and professional corporations, partnerships and other business entities, and those involving professionals such as attorneys and physicians; cases involving extensive discovery and the use of financial and other expert witnesses; and complex child custody matters, including those involving psychological examinations and evaluations by court appointed guardians ad litem. He is also a certified Collaborative Law attorney, a Georgia Registered Neutral (Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution) and Guardian Ad Litem (including pro bono service through the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer's Foundation).
After completing his bachelor's degree, Mr. Collard served as a police officer before entering law school, where he was a member of the Florida State University Law Review, a teaching assistant in the trial practice program, an intern in the Office of the Governor of Florida and a certified legal intern (representing the State in criminal prosecutions during his third year).
Mr. Collard was a partner at Warner, Mayoue, Bates & Nolen, P.C., before joining the Firm in 2007. He makes his home in midtown Atlanta with his partner, Michael Spillers, a marketing manager at IBM.