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Philip M. Collins
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Philip M. Collins

I provide comprehensive counseling and advocacy for individuals and small businesses on a personalized and tailored basis.
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
Columbus, OH 43215
Downtown

YEARS OF PRACTICE:
43 years

PHONE:
614-228-1144

FAX:
614-228-7619

Why did you become an attorney?

I decided to become an attorney because the legal profession offered me an opportunity to be independent, intellectually stimulated, and allowed me to interact with people from all walks of life. As a high school student in southeastern Ohio, I enjoyed debate, and received mentoring from a local judge who encouraged me to enter into the legal profession. I was motivated by the judge’s description of the legal profession as being grounded in logic, reason, and human nature. Looking back, I could not have made a better choice. I truly enjoy providing a valuable service to the individuals I work with. I take their issues to heart, and strive to advocate on their behalf, as I would for myself or a member of my family.

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

I firmly believe that it is the experience a person gains throughout life that makes him/her unique and a distinctive value to society. I am no exception. In addition to practicing law for over thirty years, my personal experience growing up in southeastern Ohio and raising five children, as well as my professional experience as an officer in the Ohio National Guard, as an administrative assistant to United States Congressman Clarence Miller, and as a board member on the ADAMH Board of Franklin County have all influenced who I am today, and have made me a better attorney. Through these experiences, I have had the benefit of seeing the world from many different perspectives. I have been shaped into a service-oriented, trustworthy, and non-judgmental attorney, which allows me to better understand my clients and provide them with legal counsel on a personalized and tailored basis.

What makes your law firm unique?

We strive to provide exceptional legal counsel on a personalized and tailored basis. While providing the personal attention of a small firm, our experience, knowledge of the law, qualified/trained staff, and cutting-edge technology, allow us to provide clients with the highest quality legal services. We use prompt, effective communication and action to assist individuals and small businesses in resolving their legal needs. We keep clients advised in all phases of their legal issues, including planning, strategies, negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation. We utilize a network of affiliated professional consultants, including other attorneys, to provide our clients with specialized counsel in a wide variety of legal matters.

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

First and foremost, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have a beautiful wife and five incredible, independent children. I value every minute I am with them. Watching each of my children evolve into their own person is incredibly rewarding. On an individual basis, my personal interests and hobbies involve characteristics which closely parallel my career as an attorney. I enjoy activities which are competitive, energetic, and aggressive. I participate in activities ranging from running a marathon, to racing cars, to playing competitive ice hockey.

Family Law and Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Appeals
  • Child Support
  • Custody
  • Disability Rights
  • 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

Ohio State University
Juris Doctor (JD), 1973

Bar Association Membership

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

Accomplishments

Ohio State University, J.D. 1973. Our firm has successfully advocated on behalf of thousands of clients. For a sample of published cases, please visit our website at www.Collins-Slagle.com.

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court
All Ohio courts

Continuing Education

My continuing education requirements are all current.

Bar Admission Date

1973-11-03

Supreme Court Number

0001354

Licensed In

Ohio (1973), #0001354

Significant Cases

Our firm has successfully handled a wide variety of litigation and non-litigation matters, including: probate litigation over missing/embezzled assets, will contests, and removal of fiduciaries; business litigation, formation, dissolution, contract disputes, and general business counseling; wrongful death claims, including survival claims; complex construction litigation; domestic relations matters including divorce, dissolution, legal separation, child custody, property division, and parenting matters; and all aspects of serious personal injury claims including pre-litigation settlement demands, all phases of litigation including jury trials, insurance identification and coverage issues, subrogation, and appeals. We also conduct consultations to explore potential causes of action, and provide confidential second-opinions if currently represented. Our firm has successfully advocated on behalf of thousands of clients ranging from small consultations to multi-million dollar claims. For a sample of published cases, please visit our website at www.Collins-Slagle.com.

Summary of Firm

I provide comprehensive counseling and advocacy for individuals and small businesses on a personalized and tailored basis.

Summary of Previous Employment

In addition to practicing law for over thirty years, I 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.

Free Initial Consultation?

We provide an initial telephone conference free of charge to discuss your legal issues, assess your case, and develop a course of action.

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

We accept cases on an hourly rate, flat rate, or contingency basis, depending on the nature of the case. Payment is accepted by check, credit card (MasterCard/Visa/Discover), and wire transfer.

Fees by Hourly Rate

We accept cases on an hourly rate, flat rate, or contingency basis, depending on the nature of the case. Payment is accepted by check, credit card (MasterCard/Visa/Discover), and wire transfer.

 

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