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About Cornelius and Collins

Many of our clients are household names whose products and services are well known. Whether the client is a Fortune 500 company, a small business, a trade organization, or an individual, our commitment and dedication to service are the same. Our reputation and success depend on the success and satisfaction of our clients.

Handling complex and often high-profile legal matters require more than just in-depth knowledge of the law. Experience, sound judgment, a focused team approach, advanced technology and a commitment to achieving client goals are paramount to success. It is through years of legal advocacy in courtrooms, boardrooms, and the community that Cornelius & Collins has built its reputation.

Cornelius & Collins has consistently received the rating of AV®, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™, based upon the firm’s high ratings for professional legal standards, ethics, reliability, and diligence.

Cornelius & Collins has also been recognized as one of the Best Law Firms in Tennessee by U.S. News & World Report in respective practice areas and a number of the firm’s lawyers have been distinguished among the best lawyers in Nashville.

Latest News

Thomas I. Carlton, Jr. Scholarship Established at the Nashville School of Law

Our dear friend Thomas I. Carlton, Jr. passed away on April 22, 2023. Tom was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1965 and practiced law with Cornelius and Collins for over 50 years, until his retirement in 2022. Tom was recognized among the finest of trial lawyers in the State...

C & C Paralegal Wins First in National Competition

Congratulations to our own Katelyn Watlington for placing first in the National Health Law Transactional Competition! We are extremely proud of her achievement!

Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra's 7th Annual W. Ovid Collins, Jr. Concert Series

Cornelius & Collins is pleased to announce the “Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra’s 7th Annual W. Ovid Collins, Jr. Concert Series” for March 3, 2024 at 4:00 pm at James Lawson High School (Nashville’s Newest High School) and March 5, 2024 at 7:30 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church.  All performances are free...

C&C Gives Back at Second Harvest

In December, members of our firm volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to help sort and pack food donations. Second Harvest Food Bank provides a central distribution center for companies, groups and individuals to help provide food to people facing food insecurity. With the recent tornados that...

Mary Stoner Returning to Her Hometown

On December 6th, we hosted a Farewell Luncheon for Mary Stoner and her husband Kyle, who are returning to Pennsylvania, where Mary will take an in-house position. Mary, you will be so missed by all of us. We wish you two the best in this new chapter.

C&C Lawyers named to 2023 Mid-South Super Lawyers List

We are pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been selected to the 2023 Mid-South Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson...