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About Philip

Philip M. Collins has over forty years of experience in litigation, negotiations, and legal counseling/consultations. Throughout his forty-two years of practicing law in central Ohio, Mr. Collins has successfully represented thousands of clients in a wide variety of matters ranging from small consultations to multi-million dollar claims. A sample of representative matters includes the following: Represented the fiduciary in a wrongful death action stemming from a semi truck collision, resulting in $4,250,000 in recovery Complex construction litigation resulting in recovery to decedent's surviving spouse in excess of $2,000,000 Personal injury settlement without filing litigation, resulting in recovery in excess of $1,700,000 Represented family and estate in survival personal injury claim that resulted in recovery of more than $900,000 Complex corporate fraud litigation in the context of a probate estate resulting in benefti to client in excess of $1,300,000 Probate litigation over missing/embezzled assets resulting in recovery of nearly $500,000 of estate assets Represented Plaintiff in jury trial resulting in $200,000 verdict for false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress Formation of corporations and limited liability companies, including drafting of operating agreement and code of regulations Negotiation of commercial lease agreements Negotiations of the termination of commercial lease agreements Negotiated the termiation of a purchase agreement for a liquor license Drafted wills and trusts Successfully protected employee in internal affairs hearing/investigation Assisted several non-profit companies obtain 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the IRS Represented minority owner in negotiated disengagement from a condominium association Several cases involving the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) regarding multi-state child custody jurisdiction matters Countless domestic relations matters including divorce, dissolution, legal separation, child custody, support modification, property division, and parenting matters - largest divorce case involved marital estate exceeding $26,000,000 A sample of Mr. Collins's published cases include: Barker v. Netcare Corp.,147 Ohio App.3d 1 (10th Dist. Ct. App. 2001); Huffman v. Cox, 2003 Ohio App. LEXIS 3285 (10th Dist. Ct. App. 2003); Blythe v. Blythe, 2004-Ohio-575 (5th Dist. Ct. App. 2004); Burns v. Norcott, 1998 Ohio App. LEXIS 1280 (12th Dist. Ct. App., 1998); Buckeye Union Ins. Co. v. Carrell, 77 Ohio App.3d 319 (10th Dist. Ct. App., 1991); Kostrevski v. Kostrevski, 1993 Ohio App. LEXIS 3430 (10th Dist. Ct. App. 1993); Millar v Beacon Ins. Co., 64 Ohio St. 3d 96 (1992). Mr. Collins completed his undergraduate degree at Ohio University and received his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1973. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Collins was an officer in the Ohio National Guard, was an Administrative Assistant to United States Congressman Clarence Miller, and served a term as a board member on the ADAMH Board of Franklin County. Mr. Collins is licensed to practice in Ohio and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Collins is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and Columbus Bar Association. Mr. Collins enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, hiking, traveling, automobile racing, playing competitive ice hockey, and reading.

work Experience

Administrative Assistant
United States Congressman Clarence Miller
Jan. 1, 1969 - Jan. 1, 1970
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Officer
Ohio National Guard
Jan. 1, 1969 - Jan. 1, 1975
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Associate
George & Bain
Jan. 1, 1973 - Jan. 1, 1977
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Board Member
Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County
Jan. 1, 1975 - Jan. 1, 1978
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President
Collins & Slagle Co., LPA
Jan. 1, 1977 - Current
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school Education

Ohio State University
JD - Juris Doctor
- 1973

Ohio University
No degree provided
- 1969

bookmark Awards

Admitted as an Attorney and Counselor of the Supreme Court
Supreme Court of the United States of America
2013

group Associations

Member
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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Member
Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association
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Member
Ohio State Bar Association
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Member
Columbus Bar Association
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