Kelvin Collado is a trial and appellate litigator who helps steer clients through upwells in the product liability space – from product counseling to complex litigation.

On the counseling front, Kelvin advises manufacturers, retailers and other companies on regulatory developments and their scope of impact on the product life cycle. He also works in tandem with business clients to evaluate and curtail risk in the context of product recalls.

In addition, Kelvin provides first-rate litigation support. His background as an assistant district attorney and litigator at a national trial law firm, as well as his work for the Minnesota Court of Appeals, inform his exacting approach to advocacy. He has experience navigating matters in federal and state court, and he is deeply committed to protecting clients’ stake in the marketplace.

Past Experience

Kelvin previously worked as a business litigation associate for a national trial law firm, where he worked with health insurers seeking to recoup money obtained through unlawful or fraudulent means. He:

  • Led document production efforts.
  • Wrote discovery and motions, both non-dispositive and dispositive.
  • Assisted in depositions.

He also worked on all aspects of appellate advocacy, writing appellate briefs for federal circuit courts of appeal and Minnesota appellate courts.

Prior to that, Kelvin clerked for the Hon. Peter M. Reyes, Jr., of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. He also served as an assistant district attorney for the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, where he led investigations and prosecutions and performed evidentiary suppression hearings and trials.

During law school, Kelvin served as a legal affairs intern for Major League Baseball (MLB), focusing on trademark prosecution.


Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


Minnesota Court of Appeals, Hon. Peter M. Reyes, Jr., 2016-2017




Fordham University School of Law
J.D. Dean's List, Fordham Environmental Law Review (notes and articles editor) (2014)

Iona College
B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy, Phi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Dean's List (2010)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • What Are the Odds of Reaching Supreme Court?
    Author, Minnesota Lawyer, July 11, 2019 
  • A (New) Legal Citation to Consider
    Author, Minnesota Lawyer, April 16, 2019 
  • Everything Else in Rule 12
    Co-presenter, Minnesota CLE Quick-Draw Litigation Seminar, February 1, 2019 
  • Knowing the Score About Notices to Remove
    Author, Minnesota Lawyer, October 1, 2018  
  • Joint Defense and Common Interest Privilege
    Co-presenter, Minnesota CLE Attorney-Client Privilege Seminar, August 30, 2018 
  • Words Count When Attorneys File for Review
    Author, Minnesota Lawyer, April 12, 2018  
  • On the (Cleaned Up) Wave
    Author, Bar Association for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Newsletter, Spring 2018

Firm Blog Contributions

  • LaborSphere – a resource providing coverage and insights on breaking cases, recently enacted legislation and a broad range of labor issues

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • The Advocates for Human Rights
  • Tubman Society
  • The Legal Rights Center

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association — Treasurer, Former Chair of the Public Relations Committee, 2017-present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association — Board of Directors, 2018-present


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2022-24
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-22 
  • Microsoft/HNBA Intellectual Property Scholar
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