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Grover Christopher Collins

Land use and zoning Attorney at Nashville, TN

4.7   22 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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Grover Christopher Collins is a builder. Whether it’s businesses, cases, relationships, or dreams, Grover always builds something sustainable – even if he only has a few pieces to work with at the beginning.

Take Collins Legal itself. Grover started Collins Legal in 2013 with a mission: to provide solutions to build a better tomorrow. Always keeping this mission at the center of his practice, Grover’s attorney experience has been punctuated by fostering robust relationships with clients. By fundamentally basing the firm’s foundation on individual clients and their needs, Grover has ensured the success of both client and firm.

Since Grover no longer limits his practice areas, he has served clients with a variety of legal concerns, ranging from business start-up ideas, to criminal charges, to contract disputes. Broadening his range of practice areas has allowed Grover to bolster his repertoire of cases, thereby giving him a more comprehensive scope of Tennessee law. Because Grover believes in his clients and their causes, he approaches each legal matter with an unending supply of gusto, experience, and knowledge – the necessary tools to effectively and successfully represent his clients.

Outside of work, Grover enjoys drawing, hardware, and house beautification projects – that’s right, he likes to physically build things too.

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Collins Legal, PLC
4101 Charlotte Ave
Suite F186
Nashville, TN, 37209


4.7 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
Posted by Sam | July 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI defender of the year
I hired Grover Collins to defend me in my DUI case. I've never had a run in with the law before and I was really scared of the severe consequences that go along with the a DUI conviction. A DUI on your record can have lasting repercussions and even change your life forever. Fortunately, my boss at work recommended that I hire Grover at The Collins Law Firm. Every question and concern I had about my case was addressed and all communication with Grover was timely and efficient. Grover was able to reach a settlement with the DA and my charge was reduced from a DUI to reckless driving. I cannot recommend Grover enough. He went above and beyond the call of duty to help me with my case and I am so grateful for the care and expertise he committed to my case.
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Posted by Chris | January 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grover kills it!
This man got me a better outcome than I ever thought was possible for my case. He is the reason I didn't have to do jail time AND got a reduced charge. He's great and easy to work with, and he definitely knows how to work a case! I can't thank him enough and I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Man who fights "The Man," my personal champion
When I was charged with a really embarrassing and potentially career-halting possession charge, I was terrified and had no idea what I was going to do. The charge was in Williamson County, which is notoriously tough on these kinds of charges. Thanks to his many legal connections gained through his extensive career in the Legal system, he was able to have my case retired with very minimal stipulations. After the year had passed and I had completed all the things I needed to do, the case was dismissed and has now been expunged from my record. I know Grover is one of the very few, if not the ONLY lawyer in Nashville that could have gotten this outcome for me. He is a presence and when he arrives, you know he's about to do something intense and get what he believes is the just outcome. His fee was extremely fair -- for someone of his caliber, he could have charged much, much more and I would still be just as happy as I am now. He's just the best. That's all I can say. The best.
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Response from Grover Collins August 21, 2015
So glad I could help out!
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2015
Judicial Diversion
It's hard to put into words how thankful I am to have chosen Mr. Collins' representation. As with many others facing DUI/implied consent charges, I had a lot of opportunities at stake. I came to Mr. Collins and let him know the bind I had gotten myself into after my night of poor judgment. He empathized with me, answered all of my questions, and even reached out to other sources who would have further insight about the unique situation I found myself dealing with. Throughout the weeks leading up to my court date, he was always very quick to respond to any follow-up questions I had as well. Bottom line is Mr. Collins went above and beyond my expectations, and I was offered a judicial diversion agreement after just one appearance in court. Not everybody gets a second chance, but I was fortunate enough to be granted one due to my excellent representation. And yes, I did promise Mr. Collins I'd make the absolute most of it. Thank you again, sir.
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Posted by Susan | July 2, 2015
Grover Christopher Collins Exceeded Our Expectations
Mr. Collins has handled several cases for us from a very serious criminal matter down to a rental agreement. I STRONGLY recommend him for any legal issues one might have. He is very professional, intelligent and skilled. He exceeded our expectations and was always readily available to assist with any questions or concerns. Susan
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Posted by Collin | February 13, 2015
Very thankful for Grover Collins!
I recently used Grover Collins for a second time. Once again, he got my case resolved very quickly. I highly recommend him. He always returned my emails fast and stayed in communication with me . He is extremely dependable and reliable. Thank you so much Mr. Collins!
Posted by kyle | February 3, 2015
Will hire again
I could not be happier with my representation by Mr. Collins. He was very professional and did exactly what he had said in our initial meeting. He is definitely someone that I would hire again for representation in any legal matter.
Posted by Troy | January 22, 2015
Thanks again for all your help.
Mr. Collins was a pleasure to deal with. The epitome of professionalism and efficiency, Mr. Collins made us and our matters at hand a priority. He was responsive, which is always appreciated. Mr. Collins was empathetic of our situation, and dealt with it as it was his own. In all, we were very pleased with his services and plan to retain his services again, should the need arise.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2014
Great Lawyer
I had a small, but still worrisome, criminal matter. Grover made me feel comfortable and confident in his ability to handle my situation. He kept me informed (as much as he could) and I felt taken care of throughout the entire process! Highly reccommended!!!
Posted by Joe | September 10, 2014
Legal nightmares? Go see Grover
I highly recommend Grover Collins. After being charged with a DUI in Nashville, I was extremely upset and positive that I would lose my license, be convicted of a DUI, and spend two days in jail. To add to my worries, I already had a prior reckless endangerment charge in Nashville from years earlier. With a prior conviction already on my record, a revoked license, jail time, and a DUI seemed inevitable, but thanks to the superior representation of Mr. Collins, my DUI charge was dropped to a reckless driving charge with no jail time, and my license remained completely intact and unsuspended. The stress of a DUI charge looming over me was horrible. I was constantly worried, stressed, and wondering what the outcome would be, at times I wanted to tell Mr. Collins to just take the DUI charge so I could be done with it, but he remained cool, reassuring, and confident that he could fight my case. And that is exactly what he did. After a few court appearances, Mr. Collins worked out a settlement that surpassed my highest expectations. When I felt defeated, Mr. Collins did not give up until we won. The council he provided was nothing short of amazing. I cannot express how happy and impressed I am with Grover Collins and the Collins law firm. If you are dealing with the stress of impending legal matters, go see Grover. hiring Mr. Collins and having him on my side was one of the best decisions I have made. Now, thanks to him, the stress and agony of my legal worries are over and behind me.
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Posted by Vickie | September 8, 2014
Excellent attorney
My daughter and I recently had the privilege of working with Attorney Grover Collins. Mr. Collins was very professional, knowledgeable, and informative. A courtroom can be overwhelming with all of the legal jargon, but Mr. Collins will take you by the hand and lead you in the right direction. He is friendly, kind, and has this nice smile that makes you feel much more comfortable. He knows the law and he goes out of his way to help you. I couldn't recommend anyone more!
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Posted by C.A.P. | August 4, 2014
After being pulled up on by the police while parked in the entrance to a parking lot on suspicion of a DUI, I was asked to move the car into a close by parking spot, field sobriety tested and ended up refusing the breathalyzer test afterwards. After being handcuffed and arrested, I was facing a DUI charge along with the implied consent law and all the mandatory minimums that come with these charges. I was afraid and didn't know what to do as I had never had any major run-ins with the law. I contacted a few different lawyers and Grover Collins was the most responsive, hard nosed and most informative out of about 3 or 4 different consultations I had had. When I walked in to his office, he already had Google Maps pulled up at the location where I was arrested and broke down all the different elements of the story that he knew would be beneficial and possibly hurtful to my case. No sugar coating and he was honest about everything. His knowledge as an assistant DA and his training was also very beneficial to help him break my case down to the T. Not only did he fight on my behalf but he ended up getting my case DISMISSED! Grover was truly a lifesaver... I highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2014
Great attorney!
Mr. Collins was great to work with. He made me feel as if he was actually concerned about the outcome of my case and not just going through the motions. Having not been through the judicial system before, he made sure I understood the process every step of the way and was always willing to answer questions. I would definitely recommend Mr. Collins as he was WELL worth the money!
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2014
Remarkable Attorney!
I am young and was facing a DUI. After meeting with Grover, I felt so much better. He made me feel like I was a priority and got my case resolved quickly. I am extremely happy with the results. He is very professional and always returned my calls and emails very fast. I am very thankful for Grover Collins and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by MaureenDunwoodie | May 19, 2014
Need Confident Legal Help? Hire Grover Collins.
Mr Collins assisted in my defense against a misdemeanor drug charge. Not only was he knowledgeable and helpful, answering all my questions, he was able to take a challenging case it had it dismissed.
Posted by LaHonza | May 13, 2014
If you're in need of legal representation, I highly, highly, highly recommend Grover Collins. HE'S AWESOME!!! I walked out that courtroom feeling lighter than I had in months. Prepared for a trail, it didn't even happen. Need I say more! This man's presents speaks volumes. With three charges hanging over my head, Grover Collins is a God sent gift. He was always available when I needed him. Telephone, or email, I didn't have to wait twenty-four hours later for a response. He don't believe in making you wait longer than you have too. Meetings included, he was on it. He listens then get to the matters of things. I vote you invest your money in retaining his services. You'll be glad you did! I LaHonza Wright, proudly approve this message! Get Grover Collins as your attorney. A man I most definitely trust!!!!
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Posted by Tricia | February 25, 2014
Awesome Attorney
I am so happy that I accidentally stumbled across Grover's website when I was looking for an attorney. He has been such a refuge for me and my family. We moved here from out of state and unknowingly moved into a house that was run by a slumlord. Grover took right over and we were immediately relieved from the stress of dealing with him. He was knowledgeable in the law pertaining to the landlord tenant act, he always answered my calls and was available whenever we needed him. He went over and above what we were charged by far! Hopefully I will never need an attorney again but if I do his number is on my speed dial.
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Posted by Jess | February 25, 2014
extraordinary attorney fabulous results.
After a chain of bad decisions I found myself facing serious charges, confused, scared. I was recommended to Mr. Collins by a friend of mine a local Judges' wife. Mr. Collins was fantastic, prompt to answer any questions or concerns I had, clearly and entirely explaining my charges in terms I could understand, a clear plan of action for my defense. Mr. Collins was personable and patient with my many questions very making this scary chapter in my life easier to understand and ultimately overcome. I would recommend Mr. Collins in the highest form, and if the situation arises would use him in the future for any legal matters of my own. Unmatched Outstanding Results.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2013
I would recommend Grover Collins!!!
Grover was a huge help to me and my husband, We have never needed a lawyer and he was extremely helpful during the process. He made himself available on short notice and immediately started helping our family. He was afforable and reliable and I would most definately refer him to our family and freinds.
Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2013
Someone you can count on!
Grover was an outstanding person to have on my side while going through my first DUI. I wasn't sure what to expect and he made me feel so much better after my first meeting with him. The waiting period is really tough during a DUI and Grover continually followed up with me , I knew he was doing everything in his power for a positive outcome, which is exactly what I got. My blood level was high and he was able to spare me multiple first time penalties. He will fight for his clients! I highly recommend him.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner / Attorney
  • Collins Legal
  • 2013 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Office of the District Attorney, 20th Judicial District
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Office of the District Attorney, 17th Judicial District
  • 2009 - 2011


  • University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Lipscomb University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • State v. P.R.
  • DUI reduced to Reckless Driving 6 months no jail time. Pled to Implied Consent.
  • State v. C.D.
  • Case reduced to Reckless driving with no jail time
  • State v. Shortridge
  • Case reduced to Reckless Endangerment with no jail time nor license restriction
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  • Nashville Bar Association, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2015 - Present
  • Nashville State Community College
  • Paralegal Studies Advisory Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tennessee Association Of Criminal Defense Attorney's
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Marshall County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 under 40
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Trial College Completion
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum 2014-2015
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Achievement - Vehicular Homicide
  • Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Paralegal Studies
  • Legal Research for Paralegals
  • 2015
  • DUI Conference
  • What you can and can't say to a DA
  • 2015
  • DUI Trial College
  • DUI trial techniques
  • 2014
  • Understanding Professions
  • Role of an Assistant District Attorney
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (47)
Endorse Grover
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great guy who gets great results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Collins. Grover is a dedicated lawyer who is highly respected in the Middle Tennessee region."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Collins is very experienced in Nashville's criminal courts, and I am happy to endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Grover is promp, dedicated, and experienced with a track record of proven results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nashville Attorney Grover Collins of The Collins Law Firm."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly respected in his field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Grover is a former prosecutor in Nashville, and an incredible Criminal Defense Professional. He is aggressive and yet caring. You can't go wrong with experience like that. I absolutely endorse Grover Collins."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a former prosecutor (DA) Mr. Collins has a huge advantage over other criminal defense attorneys. "They know that he knows what they know". His local endorsements are excellent but his reviews define his legal legacy. READ THEM! If you are in or near Nashville do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent DUI attorney that is well respected in the mid-state. You cannot go wrong in hiring Mr. Collins."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Grover is a well respected and knowledgeable attorney who is always well prepared and gets results. I would recommend him for any legal needs."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly respected in his legal abilities for DUI/DWI and other criminal defense cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Grover. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Former prosecutor with extensive knowledge on both sides of every case."
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