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Philip Monroe Collins

Divorce and separation Attorney at Columbus, OH

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Philip M. Collins has over forty years of experience in litigation, negotiations, and legal counseling/consultations. Throughout his forty-two years of practicing law in central Ohio, Mr. Collins has successfully represented thousands of clients in a wide variety of matters ranging from small consultations to multi-million dollar claims. A sample of representative matters includes the following:

  • Represented the fiduciary in a wrongful death action stemming from a semi truck collision, resulting in $4,250,000 in recovery
  • Complex construction litigation resulting in recovery to decedent's surviving spouse in excess of $2,000,000
  • Personal injury settlement without filing litigation, resulting in recovery in excess of $1,700,000
  • Represented family and estate in survival personal injury claim that resulted in recovery of more than $900,000
  • Complex corporate fraud litigation in the context of a probate estate resulting in benefti to client in excess of $1,300,000
  • Probate litigation over missing/embezzled assets resulting in recovery of nearly $500,000 of estate assets
  • Represented Plaintiff in jury trial resulting in $200,000 verdict for false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Formation of corporations and limited liability companies, including drafting of operating agreement and code of regulations
  • Negotiation of commercial lease agreements
  • Negotiations of the termination of commercial lease agreements
  • Negotiated the termiation of a purchase agreement for a liquor license
  • Drafted wills and trusts
  • Successfully protected employee in internal affairs hearing/investigation
  • Assisted several non-profit companies obtain 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the IRS
  • Represented minority owner in negotiated disengagement from a condominium association
  • Several cases involving the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) regarding multi-state child custody jurisdiction matters
  • Countless domestic relations matters including divorce, dissolution, legal separation, child custody, support modification, property division, and parenting matters - largest divorce case involved marital estate exceeding $26,000,000

A sample of Mr. Collins’s published cases include: Barker v. Netcare Corp.,147 Ohio 1 (10th Dist. Ct. App. 2001); Huffman v. Cox, 2003 Ohio App. LEXIS 3285 (10th Dist. Ct. App. 2003); Blythe v. Blythe, 2004-Ohio-575 (5th Dist. Ct. App. 2004); Burns v. Norcott, 1998 Ohio App. LEXIS 1280 (12th Dist. Ct. App., 1998); Buckeye Union Ins. Co. v. Carrell, 77 Ohio 319 (10th Dist. Ct. App., 1991); Kostrevski v. Kostrevski, 1993 Ohio App. LEXIS 3430 (10th Dist. Ct. App. 1993); Millar v Beacon Ins. Co., 64 Ohio St. 3d 96 (1992). 

Mr. Collins completed his undergraduate degree at Ohio University and received his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1973. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Collins was an officer in the Ohio National Guard, was an Administrative Assistant to United States Congressman Clarence Miller, and served a term as a board member on the ADAMH Board of Franklin County.

Mr. Collins is licensed to practice in Ohio and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Collins is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and Columbus Bar Association. 

Mr. Collins enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, hiking, traveling, automobile racing, playing competitive ice hockey, and reading. 

Licensed for 49 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1973
Updated 11/09/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Collins & Slagle Co., LPA
21 East State Street
Suite 2300
Columbus, OH, 43215


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Posted by eric wagner | December 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation through a dissolution
Phil is a very conscientious and determined attorney. His instincts were right on, and he helped me navigate some very tricky waters involving parental time and child support. He treats you like a friend. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Collins was referred by a trusted friend to handle my legal matter. Mr. Collins and staff were exceptional in their legal advice and their handling of my case. To say that they went above and beyond their typical work week to help me resolve this case would be an understatement. I am very thankful for their efforts and would highly recommend their firm.
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Posted by Pat | November 10, 2016
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A winning attitude and grit to see a complicated case through............
Philip Collins is responsive, thorough, and creative in his advice. He is also genuinely collegial with others handling other parts of my legal problems. He helped me develop a strategy and plan to win. Phil is analytical, thorough, and, most importantly, gives practical legal advice in layman's terms regarding complex convoluted legal issues. He listens carefully to my questions and comments and he responds quickly and clearly with analysis and advice aimed directly at the issue with a strategy and plan. He has the GRIT to stick with the case to see the case through to get the legal issues sorted, develop and coordinate a strategy and plan which will meet my personal goals/outcome.
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Posted by Pat | June 7, 2016
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I highly recommend Philip Monroe for legal services. I was very please with how he handled my case. I contacted him and he spent quite a bit of time with me on the phone explaining the process and making recommendations for specific items. He was very patient and answered all of my questions. He made my disillusion as painless as possible and it was very affordable. I was moving to Texas and we only had a week to accomplish everything. He and Danielle did an excellent job of getting everything completed and filed before I left for Texas. Also, Phil was able to hold my final hearing via Skype so that I didn't have to return to Columbus. I am very pleased with how my disillusionment was handled and I am thankful that I was referred to Phil. I would not hesitate to use Phil and his firm again should I need legal representation for the services he provides.
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Posted by R and B | September 20, 2015
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A Winner A+
Hired Mr. Collins and firm for a will contest. Mr. Collins and his staff treated us with respect and dignity. His handling of the case was more then we could have imagined. He has also inquired about our well being after the case was over. I consider him a friend.
Posted by Samir | April 6, 2015
Deservingly recognized as a premier attorney
I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Collins on numerous cases, and have always found him to be an intelligent and zealous advocate for their clients. He has an excellent reputation that is well-deserved, and I highly recommend him.
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AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Collins & Slagle Co., LPA
  • 1977 - Present
  • Board Member
  • Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County
  • 1975 - 1978
  • Associate
  • George & Bain
  • 1973 - 1977
  • Officer
  • Ohio National Guard
  • 1969 - 1975
  • Administrative Assistant
  • United States Congressman Clarence Miller
  • 1969 - 1970
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  • Ohio State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • Ohio University
  • 1969


  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Admitted as an Attorney and Counselor of the Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • 2013

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Collins is highly respected in the community and I recommend him to take care of your legal needs."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Philip Collins is focused, determined, and dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients. He has a excellent knowledge of the law, and believes in meticulous preparation of his cases, which is evident when you discuss matters with him."
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Columbus Divorce and separation Lawyer Philip Monroe Collins
Philip Monroe Collins
Divorce and separation Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 49 years