Member Profile: Fred Collins

Fred Collins
Collins Law & Mediation/Arbitration Services
1066 South Main Street
Milan, TN 38358
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Tel: (731) 686-8355
Fax: (731) 686-9094

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration


Calendar Last Updated: 25 Oct 16

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Fred Collins has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Civil Rights
Contract Disputes
Eminent Domain
Libel & Slander
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Negligence
Real Estate
Trusts / Estates
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death



After graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1969, Fred served as a law clerk for Associate Justice Chester Chattin of the Tennessee Supreme Court from 1969- 1970. He returned to his hometown of Milan, Tennessee, in 1970 to practice law with Jerry Flippin. His primary practice for the past 40 years has been in the area of insurance defense, although he and members of his firm have represented plaintiffs in various types of litigation. Fred has served as a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 and Rule 37 General Civil Mediator since 1997 and has mediated over 700 cases. He has been a speaker and presenter at CLE seminars addressing mediation issues from both a mediator's and attorney's perspective.

Fred was licensed to practice law in Tennessee in 1969; and he is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of Tennessee, the United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court


  • BS, University of Tennessee at Martin, 1965
  • JD, Vanderbilt University, 1969

Memberships & Affiliations

  • AV rated by Martindale
  • Rule 31 & Rule 37 General Civil Mediator
  • Member of the Mediation Panel for the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Western & Eastern Divisions
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Litigation & Mediation Sections
  • Gibson County Bar Association, past president
  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Member of Hearing Panel of Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility, 1991-1997


  • Case Administration and Preparation - $50 flat fee
  • Preparation Timeincluding review of pre-mediation submissions and preparing Rule 31 Final report to the Court if necessary: $200.00 per hour
  • Conducting Mediation session: $230/hour
  • For cases pending int he U.S.D.C. for the Western District of Tennessee see the Court's ADR Plan adoptd as part of the local rules.
  • Travel Time @ $100 per hr / Mileage to and from Mediation $0.50 per mile


Fred Collins is a member of our TN chapter, Tennessee Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of preeminent neutrals. The TAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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