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Tim Collins
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Practice Areas:
Business Litigation Including Complex Commercial Trials, Appeals and Arbitration; Class Actions; Receiverships

Baldwin-Wallace University, B.A. (1981)
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D. (1985)

Ohio Supreme Court (1986)
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (1986)
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (1987)
United States Supreme Court (1990)
Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1994)
Unites States District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan (1994)
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio (1994)
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (1997)

Professional/Personal Associations:
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Litigation Section and Litigation Section Council Chair (2009-2010)
Ohio State Bar Association, Past Member of Council of Delegates and Past Chair of Computer Law Committee (1998-1999)
Supreme Court of Ohio, Past Member of Ohio’s Advisory Committee on Technology and the Courts
Supreme Court of Ohio, Member of Board of Professional Conduct (2015-present)
Supreme Court of Ohio, Member of Subcommittee on Commercial Dockets
Home Repair Resource Center, Past Executive Committee Board Member and Secretary
Irish American Law Society of Cleveland, Cofounder, Vice-President and Board Member
Judicial Conference for the Court of Appeals Sixth Federal Circuit, Life Member
Cuyahoga County Eighth Judicial District, Life Member
Federal Bar Association Northern District of Ohio Chapter, Past President
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, Past President and Board Member
Commercial Law Group (an EU based international law society), Board member

AV Preeminent ® 4.9 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Ohio Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation (2010, 2012-2020)
Irish Legal 100, Irish Voice Magazine (2011-2019)
Alumni of the Year, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (2020)

Community/Civic/Volunteer Work:
City of Cleveland Heights Recreation Advisory Board, Past Chairman
Catholic Charities Facilities Corporation, Past Board Member
Dunham Tavern Museum, President
Birchwood School, Past Chair of Board of Trustees
City of Cleveland Heights Cable Commission, Past Chair
Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association, Allied Member
The Rowfant Club, Advocate (2011-present)

Publications/Speaking Engagement:
Panelist, Miller Becker Professionalism Seminar, 2018
Moderator and Panelist, “Medical Devices and Manufacturing: The Business and Regulatory Ecosystem,” Brehon Law Society, Ireland, September 2013
Chair, Irish American Law Society of Cleveland Legal and Business Forum, Cleveland, September 2014
Panelist, “Doing Business in the U.S., Ireland and Europe,” Brehon Law Society, Ireland, October 2011
Moderator/Panelist, “Separating the Civil and Criminal Dockets in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas,” Eighth Judicial District Conference, 2010
Moderator/Presenter, “Doing Business in Ohio,” Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center, 2009, 2010
Moderator, “Commercial Dockets in Ohio Courts – One Year Out,” U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, March 2010
Panelist, “Ohio Commercial Docket Courts,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2009


More about Tim…
Tim has been actively engaged in litigation practice for more than 30 years in a wide variety of industries common to the State of Ohio. He has been first chair in numerous jury trials to conclusion, bench trials and arbitration proceedings in a wide variety of commercial and business law cases. He has represented class representatives and opt out plaintiffs in major federal antitrust class action cases in Ohio and California. He has served as receiver and counsel to a receiver in more than 50 state court cases in recent years, where he managed and sold and/or acted as counsel for a national wholesale lumber business, a regional airport fixed base operation, downtown Cleveland office towers and store fronts, and dozens of commercial and residential structures. He is designated under loan documents to serve as the operator of a Northeast Ohio marijuana grower upon specified events. While a trial lawyer by trade, Tim enjoys blending his legal skills with business issues to achieve efficient solutions for clients, or for courts requiring a receiver or a liquidating trustee.