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Cornelius & Collins has a long-standing tradition of service and commitment to our community. We believe that every helping hand makes a difference, which is why our civil litigation attorneys and staff consistently volunteer their time and resources to give back and support causes that affect the betterment of our community.

Commitment to Our Community

Our attorneys and staff are involved in a wide range of charitable endeavors each year. We sort food at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to support the fight against hunger, run in the Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Race Judicata, volunteer for the Davidson County High School Mock Trial Competition, sponsor performances of the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra, devote many hours to pro bono projects, and serve on the boards of local non-profit organizations.

From bar associations to educational and religious organizations, we are proud of the positive impact that our attorneys and staff have on our community.

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...