Collins Einhorn Farrell PC, a civil defense litigation law firm based in Southfield, Michigan, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The firm will begin the commemoration of this milestone in April, the month in 1971 when Brian Einhorn joined Mort Collins, and they officially opened the doors of their new firm. Since that day, the firm has focused on two equally critical missions: providing the highest quality legal representation and service to its clients, and creating and fostering a collegial, diverse, and welcoming work environment for its employees.
Before his death in 2018, Mort perfectly summarized the reason for the firm’s longstanding success: “Throughout our existence, we have constantly endeavored to bolster our stature in the community by employing, at all positions, top-notch personnel and utilizing management skills capitalizing on our collective talents.” The firm continues to live up to Mort’s vision, prioritizing its employees’ satisfaction and success, as exemplified by the firm’s recent collection of awards for workplace excellence, such as The Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces (2016, 2020) and Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Places to Work (2018).
CEF’s reputation for legal excellence is exemplified by the fact that year after year the firm and its attorneys receive many notable legal industry accolades. In just the past year, 19 CEF attorneys were named 2021 Best Lawyers®, including five attorneys who were awarded the prestigious 2021 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” designation. Sixteen attorneys were listed as 2021 “Top Lawyers” by DBusiness, and 23 attorneys were recognized by Super Lawyers® 2020. The firm’s practice areas were recognized in Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 10 categories in 2021. Several attorneys from CEF have served in top leadership roles over the years in both the state and local bar associations
The firm has enjoyed steady growth over its 50 years. From its modest beginning in the early 1970s, when the firm was comprised of Mort, Brian, Clay Farrell, and a small support staff, the firm has grown to over 110 employees, including 60 attorneys. The firm’s attorneys practice in 11 different industry groups.
Dan Collins, President of the firm that bears his father’s name, reflects on the firm’s anniversary: “The culture of our workplace has been a point of pride since day one. As we reflect on 50 years, it really has always been about teamwork. During an unprecedented time, our culture and teamwork were on full display as CEF successfully navigated the remote-work demands brought on by the global pandemic.”
Theresa Asoklis, CEO of Collins Einhorn Farrell, thanked the firm’s clients: “50 years of legal excellence would not be possible without the support of our loyal clients, to whom we express our sincerest gratitude. The future of our firm is bright, and we look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence in service to our clients for many years to come.”
The firm will celebrate its golden anniversary throughout the year with various events and charitable initiatives.