Clean Energy Attorney
Madeline Collins is an attorney with litigation experience, an LLM in Environmental Law, and a dedication to serving the public interest. Prior to joining the Center, Madeline was an Assistant District Attorney with the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, where she handled all aspects of litigation, including discovery, pre-trial motion practice, pre-trial hearings, trials, appellate briefs and motion practice, and appellate oral arguments.
Madeline earned a dual BA in English and marketing from La Salle University, where she graduated summa cum laude. At La Salle, she was a member of the Honors Program and was a midfielder on the University’s Division 1 women’s lacrosse team. Madeline earned a JD from St. John’s University School of Law. There, she served as the Executive Director of the Moot Court Honor Society, worked as a legal writing teaching assistant, and participated in the Prosecution Clinic.
After her JD program, Madeline earned an LLM in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, where she graduated with distinction. During her LLM program, Madeline focused on climate change, clean energy, and ocean and coastal issues. She completed LLM externships with Save the Sound and The Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT), and has been an active volunteer with The Surfrider Foundation for over ten years.