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Ehren Slagle
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Ehren Slagle

We are a sophisticated firm helping people with all family law, probate, and small business matters. We frequently handle high-value, complex, and difficult cases.
Collins & Slagle Co., LPA
(1-5 Attorneys)
www.collins-slagle.com

AREAS OF LAW:
Family Law and Divorce
Probate, Estate and Elder Law

LOCATION:
21 East State Street
Suite 2300
Columbus, OH 43215
Downtown

YEARS OF PRACTICE:
15 years

PHONE:
614-228-1144

FAX:
614-228-7619

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

Because family law issues can extend to all aspects of a person's life, almost all life experiences help to make me a better attorney in this area. For example, a good family law attorney must have an understanding of various financial matters, family dynamics, child issues, health issues, competition, empathy, and stress because these are some of the issues facing our clients.

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

Coming in to law school, I was not familiar with family law. Once I had an opportunity to learn about the issues and then work in family law, I loved it. Every day offers the opportunity to help someone during a difficult time of their life, and the variety of the factual and legal issues is professionally stimulating and rewarding.

What makes your law firm unique?

Our firm is a group of good-natured people who enjoy helping others, doing it with joy and enthusiasm, and doing it the right way. We work as a team on every case. When a client entrusts our firm to help them, they don't hire a single attorney. All of our attorneys, paralegals, and staff are familiar with all of our cases and work collaboratively to bring the client the highest level of service, expertise, and professionalism that we can offer. Our firm uses the latest technologies for prompt response times, timely and clear communications, and to reduce costs and better the experience for our clients. We frequently handle high-value, complex, and difficult cases.

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

My wife and two daughters are my best friends, pride, and joy. Nearly all of my personal time is spent with them, and usually involves activities for my daughters or running and playing golf. While the practice of law has all but destroyed my previously average golf game, I still enjoy the game that I had the opportunity to play in college. I am the Head Chef of our house, and I take that job seriously on the weekends. When our family gets the opportunity to get away, it is usually to Hilton Head Island, which feels like our home away from home.

Describe your charitable activities.

Our firm is a strong supporter of Pelotonia and Smile Train. We have raised thousands by riding in and volunteering for Pelotonia, which supports The James Cancer Center and Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University Medical Center. We will be participating again this year.  We also support Smile Train, which provides cleft surgeries for children.

Family Law and Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Appeals
  • Child Support
  • Collaborative Law
  • Custody
  • Dissolution/Uncontested Divorce
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Partnerships and GLBT rights
  • Family Mediation
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Guardianships
  • Joint Custody
  • Legal Separation
  • Name changes
  • Paternity
  • Power of Attorney
  • Prenuptial/Postnuptial
  • Restraining Orders
  • Shared Parenting Plans
  • Spousal Support
  • Stepparent Adoption
  • Support
Probate, Estate and Elder Law
  • Asset Protection
  • Contested Civil Commitments
  • Contested Guardianships
  • Contractual Beneficiary Issues
  • Elder Law
  • Fiduciary Removal
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Joint Survivorship
  • Life Insurance
  • Living Wills
  • Power of Attorney
  • Probate
  • Probate Litigation
  • Trust Disputes
  • Trusts
  • Will Contests
  • Wills
Degree

Capital University Law School
Juris Doctor (JD), 2002

Bar Association Membership

Columbus Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association

Accomplishments

  • Columbus CEO Magazine Top Lawyers, 2015 and 2016

 

  • Rated AV - Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
    • The AV - Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell is the highest peer review rating available driven by the confidential opinions of lawyers and members of the judiciary regarding an attorney's ethical standards and legal ability.

 

  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2015 and 2016
    • Five percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. 

 

  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013 and 2014
    • Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on twelve indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. 2.5 percent or less of all attorneys are named to the Rising Stars list.

 

  • Frequent speaker for the Ohio State Bar Association

 

  • Managing Editor of the Law Review in law school

 

  • Admitted to practice in the State of Ohio, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Continuing Education

I am a frequent speaker for the Ohio State Bar Association and other organizations.  My most recent speaking engagements were with the OSBA in October and December, 2015.

Bar Admission Date

2002-11-18

Supreme Court Number

0075351

Licensed In

Ohio (2002), #0075351

Significant Cases

• Numerous high net worth divorce settlements providing the clients with certainty and avoiding the cost, time, energy, and uncertainty of a trial and appeal.
• Personal injury case resulting in recovery in excess of $1,700,000
• Complex construction litigation resulting in recovery of approximately $2,200,000
• Obtained constructive trust on pension benefits valued at more than $180,000 for our client from a divorce decree more than twenty years prior
• Numerous personal injury cases resulting in recoveries in excess of $100,000
• Complex contested probate and corporate matter resulting in benefit to client in excess of $1,300,000
• Assisted non-profit radio station in obtaining tax-exempt status with the IRS
• Successful will contests on behalf of beneficiaries and fiduciaries
• Successful defense of motion to modify spousal support that benefited client by more than $350,000
• Extensive experience at the appellate level writing briefs and making oral arguments

Summary of Firm

We are a sophisticated firm helping people with all family law, small business, and probate matters.  We frequently handle high-value, complex, and difficult cases.

Summary of Previous Employment

I am proud and honored to have been with Collins & Slagle Co., LPA (formerly Philip M. Collins & Associates) since I was a law clerk with Philip Collins in law school. Phil gave me my first shot in the legal profession in 2001, and we have enjoyed working together and helping people since then.

Free Initial Consultation?

Initial telephone consultations are a courtesy, and prospective fees can be discussed during the call.

Typical Retainer Fees

$2,500, but this varies depending on the circumstances of each case.

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

Yes, we offer flat-rate fees that vary depending on the scope of services and circumstances.

Fees by Hourly Rate

Yes, we offer hourly-rate fees that vary depending on the service provider. My hourly rate is $315.

 

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