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Curt Collins, Attorney at Law
Curt is a native of Greeneville, TN. He earned his Bachelor's Degree at East Tennessee State University and was the Vice President of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity in which he helped create and found the TN Gamma Balanced Man Scholarship. In the Summer of 2006, Curt was honored to accept a Congressional Internship with then local Congressman Bill Jenkins in Washington D.C. While attending East Tennessee State University, Curt received several academic awards within his major including the Dean’s List.
After leaving East Tennessee State, Curt ventured to Jacksonville, Florida to obtain his Juris Doctorate at Florida Coastal School of Law. While attending Florida Coastal, Curt received several awards including the Motion for Summary Judgment Award in Legal Process and Legal Writing. He was a member of the Trial Practice Team, Criminal Law Student Association, and was fortunate to Study Abroad with the University of Miami School of Law in Greece and Italy through their Comparative International Law Program, including courses in International Armed Conflict and Comparative Responses to Emergencies.
After passing both Tennessee and Florida Bar exams in July of 2011, Curt decided to return to his home town of Greeneville at which time he accepted a position at the John Rogers Law Group as an independent contract attorney until June of 2012. In June of 2012, Curt formed the C Collins Law Firm and worked as a solo practitioner up until the formation of Collins Shipley, PLLC. Curt is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee, State of Florida, and the Eastern District of Tennessee Federal District Court. He is the current Greene County Bar President, a member of the Federal Bench Bar Committee, a member of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Board, a member of the Greene County Partnership, and received the People’s Choice Award from the Greeneville Sun in 2015. A Board Member on many local organizational boards, as well as an active member in his community, Curt strives to be involved in his local community by whatever means he can.
With years of experience and many different legal cases successfully won, Curt has built a reputation as a reliable legal resource in Greeneville. He enjoys getting to help his clients in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Management, Personal Injury and more. When you're in need of legal assistance, you need a lawyer that will fight for your rights. Curt Collins is that lawyer! As an advocate of the people, Curt is someone that will not back down in the face of a challenging case. He will work through every aspect of the case until he can produce a winning outcome. If you want the best possible outcome for your legal needs, call Collins Shipley, PLLC today!
Corey B. Shipley, Attorney at Law
Corey was born and raised in Baileyton, TN. After attending Greeneville High School, he received a football scholarship to play at Tusculum College. While at Tusculum, he played for three years and started at linebacker in his final season for the Pioneers.
After leaving Tusculum, he attended the University of Tennessee to finish college and focus on the study of law. At Tennessee, Corey received the Political Science Departmental Memorial Scholarship. He graduated from the University of Tennessee summa cum laude in May of 2009.
Corey decided to travel to Charleston, South Carolina for law school to pursue his interest in maritime and admiralty law. Even though he worked in the field, which included a highly competitive internship in Manhattan, New York and was Editor in Chief of the school's maritime law journal, he found that he not only missed the East Tennessee area but also, and most importantly, missed the people from East Tennessee. Corey decided to come back to the East Tennessee area and intern the summer before his graduation. Upon returning to Charleston to finish law school, he continued his success inside and outside of the classroom arguing in the National Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition, advancing to the Final Four of the Regional ABA Arbitration Competition in New York, and graduating from law school cum laude. Corey accepted a position at the Terry Law Firm in Morristown, Tennessee and worked there as an associate attorney until February of 2015.
Corey then decided to take a position with the United States Attorney's Office as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. During his time at the United States Attorney's Office, Corey was involved in approximately 150 federal criminal prosecutions at both the trial level and the appellate level. He successfully tried numerous jury trials to a verdict, which involved cases ranging from a $15,000,000.00 Ponzi Scheme to a sex trafficking case in Washington County, Tennessee. He continued to serve the people of the United States in his capacity as a Special Assistant United States Attorney until December 2016 when he and Curt Collins decided to form Collins Shipley, PLLC.
Corey's extensive experience in criminal law, especially in federal court, make him a uniquely valuable resource for those facing prosecution. Corey also enjoys helping people with personal injury claims, products liability cases, and civil litigation of all kinds. He is an accomplished legal writer and handles both civil and criminal appeals in state and federal court. If you want an attorney with the education, experience, and expertise to successfully guide you or a family member through the legal process, you need Corey Shipley.
Casey Holt is a native of Greeneville, TN and serves as a legal aid administrative assistant for the firm. She loves interacting with clients and keeping them informed and up to date in order to make sure all their needs are being satisfied. With over 10 years of experience in an administrative capacity, Casey really helps make the entire legal process seamless and productive for every client. In addition to handling the firm’s administrative matters, Casey is secondarily responsible for the firm’s constant communication with their clients. Casey creates, updates, and sends letters, ensuring that all clients are up to date with information regarding their case and pertinent dates.
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