Donald Collins, J.D.
About Donald Collins
Donald C. Collins is an attorney, long-time basketball referee, and Commissioner of Athletics for the California Interscholastic Federation, San Francisco Section. The author of numerous articles on sports administration, sports officiating, legal issues affecting sports officials, and sportsmanship, Mr. Collins has also been involved in the drafting of legislation to give sports officials independent contractor status and criminalizing assaults and batteries on officials.
A former staff attorney at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Mr. Collins has taught legal writing at Hofstra University Law School, taught in the paralegal program at Sonoma State University, where he served in the compliance office of the university's athletic department.
He received his B.A. in Accounting from Xavier University of New Orleans and his J.D. from Yale Law School.