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Profile: Russell Kolins

Russell Kolins Assocs.
1528 Walnut Street
Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-852-0017

Russell Kolins is recognized for his expertise in intuitive thinking and grass roots investigative skills. With expertise in Criminal Defense, Complex Litigation, Personal Injury, Inadequate Security, Liquor Liabilty, Baseball Sport's Liability, Corporate Fraud, White Collar Crime, Workplace Compliance, Legal Ethics, Defense of Law Enforcement and Political Officials, Mr. Kolins has been recognized by his peers with "Man of the Year" awards by his peers and Public organizations for his Professional Expertise and Accomplishments in four of his over 37 years in Private Practice.


Russell Kolins is a Certified TIPS Trainer and TAM Trainer, having trained hundreds of Liquor Licensees, Security Personnel and Servers since 1984.

Mr. Kolins is a former Night Club Owner and has had hands-on experience training and managing superior staff personnel. He served as a Director/Officer of the Tavern Owners Association.

Mr. Kolins has investigated over 1000 Liquor Liability matters as well as over 1000 Inadequate Security matters relating to the hospitality and retail commercial businesses for both the Plaintiff and Defense.

Mr. Kolins was qualified as an Expert Witness in the Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania. He has consulted in over 100 cases, having declined many because of the absence of liability. He will not accept a case simply to write a report that is requested of him. Every case that Mr. Kolins has consulted and submitted a written report, either for the defense or plaintiff has had successful results for his client. Client references are available upon request.

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Area(s) of Expertise

  • Premises Liability / Inadequate Security
  • all liquor licensed establishments
  • restaurants
  • casinos
  • convenience stores
  • apartment complexes
  • stadiums and sports complexes
  • parking lots/garages
  • commercial buidings
  • high rise buildings
  • entertainment facilities
  • shopping centers/malls
  • healthcare facilities
  • hotels/motels
  • resorts
  • retirement communities
  • false arrest by commercial security
  • event
  • Liquor Liability / Dram Shop
  • Social Host
  • all liquor licensed establishments
  • BYOB restaurants and events
  • college alcohol management
  • college sport's alcohol management
  • casinos