Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is proud to announce that firm founder Morton H. Collins has been selected to receive 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.
Mort Collins is the founding member of Collins Einhorn Farrell PC. Throughout his five decades of practice as a trial attorney, Mr. Collins has been a prominent figure in the defense of legal malpractice, professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability and products liability cases. Known as a zealous advocate, Mr. Collins prevailed on behalf of his clients in numerous legal malpractice trials, including those with claims arising from underlying patent law matters, as well as trials involving real estate and commercial issues. Throughout his career, Mr. Collins’ legal and business acumen has been a valued resource to large and small business clients alike.
In addition to his support to the legal community, 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.
As the firm’s founder, Mr. Collins’ vision lead to the founding of a law firm that now boasts more than 50 lawyers, in practice areas as diverse as professional liability defense, toxic torts, insurance coverage, appeals, fire and explosion, and nearly every aspect of tort litigation. As the firm celebrates its 45th year of business, it has become a substantial contributor to the civil litigation arena in the State of Michigan and has received numerous awards and accolades, including been rated by Best Lawyers® as the top mid-sized litigation firm in the state for the last several years.
The OCBA Distinguished Career Achievement Award will be presented to Mort Collins at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Oakland County Bar Association on June 2, 2016.
For more information about the Oakland County Bar Association and the annual awards ceremony, please visit www.ocba.org.