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About me

I was raised in Marietta, Georgia, attended Marietta Public Schools, and graudated from Georgia Tech in Atlanta. After graduating summa cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law, I returned to Marietta to begin the practice of law and raise my family.  I began my career as a prosecutor in Cobb County State Court working for our elected Solicitor General Barry Morgan.  I opened my own firm in 2006 and have been serving citizens in this community ever since.  In 2011, I joined the firm Gentry, Smith, Dettmering, Morgan & Schnatmeier, LLP.  In July 2012 I became a Partner in the firm.  My goal is to "help you help yourself".  I provide a very high level of service to my clients.  I communicate via phone, email, text, twitter and facebook., and of course, face to face. 


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    10 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 30%
  3. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 20%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Travis Ashley Newton

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    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • Robert F. Webb

    I endorse this lawyer. Phyllis Collins is an excellent attorney. She is highly skilled in bankruptcy matters and criminal defense. She is highly regarded by her peers in the local bar.


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Contact info

Gentry, Smith, Dettmering, Morgan, Schnatmeier & Collins, LLP

278 North Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA, 30060


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200411/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star under 40Cobb Life Magazine2009
Athletic Hall of FameMarietta High School2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Contract Attorney Public DefenderCity of Austell2012 - Present
Associate JudgeCity of Marietta Municipal Court2011 - Present
PartnerGentry, Smith, Dettmering, Morgan, Schnatmeier & Collins, LLP2011 - Present
Contract Attorney Circuit DefenderCobb County Government2006 - Present
Owner/OperatorPhyllis Gingrey Collins, Attorney at Law2006 - 2011
Assistant Solicitor GeneralCobb County Government2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Honorary CommanderAlumnae2011 - Present
Cobb County Chamber of CommerceSecretary/Treasurer2010 - Present
Marietta Museum of Artmember2010 - Present
Georgia Tech Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
United States Supreme Court Historical SocietyN/A2007 - Present
United States Congressional ClubN/A2007 - Present
Kiwanis Club of MariettaN/A2006 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationSecretary/Treasurer2004 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A2004 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Cobb Life MagazineRising Stars Under 402009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Georgia Institute of TechnologyMicrobiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Marietta High SchoolN/AN/A1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guest Speaker at GA Tech Pre Law ClassLaw Practice Management2009