Christy L. Collins
Christy L. Collins,
grew up in California and moved to Ohio in 2004. Admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2012.
Areas of Practice:
Eldercare Law including Medicaid Planning; Estate Planning including Wills and Trusts; Probate and Probate Litigation; Income and Estate Taxes.
University of Akron (B.A, .English, Summa Cum Laude, 2009); University of Akron (J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 2012).
Ohio State Bar Association and Akron Bar Association. Member of the Scanlon Bell Inn of Court from 2011 to 2017.
Using It For All It’s Wuerth: A Critical Analysis of National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburg v. Wuerth as Applied to Medical Malpractice in Ohio
Akron Law Review: Vol. 45: Iss.1, Article 7 (2-12).
Christy Collins graduated fourth in her class from University of Akron School of Law in 2012, Summa Cum Laude, and passed the bar in the top 5% of the state. She served as an Editor of the Akron Law Review from 2010 to 2012. Prior to joining our firm, Christy worked as a research assistant for Associate Dean Elizabeth Reilly at the University of Akron School of Law and as an intern for Judge Alice Batchelder, Chief Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also worked as a law clerk at the Akron office of the firm Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease, LLP and for several other Akron area lawyers.
After her stellar performance in law school, Christy joined our law firm, where she continues to represent her clients with the same zeal she had applied to her education. She quickly proved herself adept at the practice of law and moved into a partnership position in the firm, where she has extensive experience in the areas of civil litigation, domestic relations, bankruptcy, and tax preparation. Christy is licensed to practice in all Ohio courts as well as the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio and United States Supreme Court. Christy now focuses her practice on Elder Law and Medicaid and Estate Planning, by helping clients plan to avoid financial catastrophe by asset protection planning and assistance navigating the complexities of Medicaid qualification rules. She does this for seniors facing imminent nursing home placement as well as for those seeking to protect their assets from long term care expenses, by using the most-advanced estate and Medicaid planning techniques allowed by law. She also serves clients in dealing with the loss of a loved one by assisting them with the effective administration of their probate or trust estates.
Christy is the proud mother of eight children, and resides in Wadsworth Ohio with her husband and four youngest children. While not hard at work, Christy can be found reading, running children to various events, or playing games with friends and family. She is a member of Grace Church and has volunteered at the Summit County Juvenile Court as a Court Appointed Special Advocate /Guardian Ad Litem.