Lawrence Collins is known for developing smart solutions for legislative budget problems. He brings a strong work ethic to client challenges and, unlike many competitors in large lobby shops or law firms, his independence as a sole proprietor keeps him free of conflicts of interest and onerous billing practices.

Attestations from Former Clients

“Lawrence is the evil genius of the state budget.”

Bill Hammond, President, Texas Association of Business, 2016

“I have run national state affairs shops at 3 large companies, worked with hundreds of lobbyists over many years, and Lawrence Collins is top of my list for effectiveness, smarts, and budget know how. And, he is super well respected by leaders of both parties.”

 Meredith Delk, PhD, VP State Affairs, Magellan Health, 2016

“Lawrence Collins has a knack for finding a viable path to securing state funding. He doesn’t just go to the state with his hat in hand; he identifies available funds, explores the legalities and presents solutions that lead to success. In that sense, he is a rare breed. The return on our investment in him was great.”

Jeff Coyle, Director, Government and Public Affairs, City of San Antonio, 2016

“Lawrence changed our concept of what a lobbyist is and does.  After the 2013 Legislative session, our legislative strategy was listless.  After engaging Lawrence for work leading up to and during the 2015 legislative session, the arts agency in Texas found itself with the largest appropriation increase in the nation among the states.”

Ann S. Graham, Executive Director, Texans for the Arts, 2016

“His knowledge of appropriations is strong, his contacts at the Capitol are vast, his reputation is exemplary and he has a gift for well-reasoned strategy.”

Annette Clay, Executive Director, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, 2014

“My organization first engaged Mr. Collins during the 2007 legislative session, where he gave invaluable instruction and was the genesis of our lobbying and advocacy program for film incentives that continues to this day.  Not that the current version in any way resembles what we imagined was possible at that time; we have since developed long-term plans combining political action, government and public relations, and forward-thinking strategy based entirely on the model Mr. Collins created.”

Steve Belsky, President, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, #484, 2013