Tim L. Collins, Partner
Tim L. Collins, head of the firm's Litigation Group, has been actively engaged in litigation practice for more than thirty years. In addition to general and commercial litigation, his expertise includes class actions, receiverships, computer law, franchise law and complex commercial litigation. Tim is a past president President of the Federal Bar Association – Northern District of Ohio Chapter. In 2015 he became a member of the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Board of Professional Conduct. He is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and its Litigation Section where he was past chair, and the Ohio State Bar Association, and where he was past chair of the Computer Law Committee. He was a member of the Ohio Supreme Court's Subcommittee on Commercial Dockets, and was a member of the Advisory Committee on Technology and the Courts. He served as the Chairman of the City of Cleveland Heights Recreation Advisory Board; was on the Board of the Catholic Charities Facilities Corporation; and was on the Board, on the Executive Committee and was the Secretary of the Home Repair Resource Center. Mr. Collins is the president of the Dunham Tavern Museum. He is also a co-founder and board member of the Irish American Law Society of Cleveland. Mr. Collins is a Life Member of the Judicial Conference of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Federal Circuit. Mr. Collins is a Life Member of the Eighth Judicial District for Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Mr. Collins continues to be recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer, Business Litigation in 2010, 2012-2019; he was recognized has a member of the Irish Legal 100 by the Irish Voice Magazine in 2011-2018.
He was admitted to Ohio and U.S. District Court bars in 1986; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1987; U.S. Supreme Court, 1990; Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1995; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1998 and Eleventh Circuit, 2004.
He attended the University of Massachusetts and is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University (B.A., 1981) and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., 1985) where he was a member of the Moot Court Board of Governors.