Chat With A Lawyer: Reuben Collins, Former Charles County Commissioner on Starting A Nonprofit


Meet Reuben Collins

Commissioner Vice President Reuben B. Collins, II, a lifelong resident of Charles County, was raised in Bryans Road. He attended and graduated from Charles County public schools, earned his B.A. degree in Political Science from Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., then went on to earn his law degree from the District of Columbia School of Law. Commissioner Vice President Collins is an attorney at law at R.B. Collins Law, LLC. He is licensed to practice law in Maryland, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia, as well as in several courts that are part of the federal circuit.

Prior to his election as County Commissioner in 2006, his involvement in government, civic, and public affairs began more than 24 years ago as a participant in a tutoring program

sponsored by Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Pomonkey. He began his public servant career as a community organizer in southeast Washington, D.C. Since then, Commissioner Vice President Collins has been involved in many community and civic organizations. He is president and founder of the Black Leadership Council for Excellence; founder, Akoben Political Action Committee; member, American Bar, District of Columbia Bar, New Jersey Bar, Salome Howard Bar, and Charles County Bar Associations; former member, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association; past board member, Charles County Economic Development Commission; chief counsel, The Working Men Associated Enterprises; board member, Kiwanis International (Waldorf club); board member, United Way of Charles County; board member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and member, Charles County Redistricting Committee for the 2000 Census.

Commissioner Vice President Collins is the County Commissioner representative for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; Charles County Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee; Tri-County Council Veterans Regional Advisory Committee; and the Southern Maryland Latino Council.

Commissioner Collins authored the book, Evolutionary Actuality, published in February 2013.

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