Morton H. Collins
Mort Collins is the firm’s founding member. Throughout his five decades of practice as a trial attorney, Mort has been a prominent figure in the defense of legal malpractice, professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability and products liability cases. His trial experience includes complex commercial and real estate matters. Mort’s caseload has predominantly consisted of multi-party cases often involving claims of a substantial magnitude. Mort has prevailed in numerous legal malpractice trials, including claims arising from underlying patent law matters, as well as trials involving real estate and commercial issues. Throughout his career, Mort’s business acumen has been a valued resource to large and small business clients alike.
In 2016, the year that the firm celebrated its 45th year of business, Mort was honored with the Oakland County Bar Association’s Distinguished Career Achievement Award. The OCBA Distinguished Career Achievement Award was established in 2001 to recognize an attorney whose career exemplifies extraordinary achievement in the ideals of the profession throughout the active legal career of the recipient.
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
Member, Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Member, Oakland County Bar Association
Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, including trials in military tribunal (1954-1956)
Mr. Collins has been an impactful philanthropist through his tireless efforts in addressing and raising awareness about issues that are near and dear to his heart. Mr. Collins is a founding member of JARC, a non-sectarian, non-profit organization that provides high-quality programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. He has served on the board for the Jewish Community Center, as well as on the board of the St. Louis Center for Boys, a Catholic-based residential community in Chelsea, Michigan established for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Mr. Collins is also a past board member of The Arc of Oakland County, which also advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with I/DD.