Collin is passionate about protecting his clients, their loved ones and their assets through estate planning, elder law, and Medicaid planning. He has extensive experience working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds and uses his knowledge to advise them on appropriate planning tools for their specific circumstances.
Collin derives a great deal of personal and professional satisfaction from forging strong advisory relationships with his clients. He devotes all the time necessary to helping his clients understand how their plans will meet their needs and goals, which in turn gives his clients the peace of mind that comes from having an effective plan in place for the future. Collin’s client-first approach comes in part from watching his grandfather, an attorney, take a similar approach with his clients.
Collin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and obtained his Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He has worked as a Judicial Law Clerk in the 6th Circuit Court of Oakland County, where he gained exposure to a wide variety of family law issues. Collin reviewed personal protection orders, conducted legal research, and reviewed judgments for the Court. This experience gives him added insight into the various challenges many families face and the importance of designing comprehensive, customized plans to guide families through life’s changes.
Collin is a member of the Bloomfield/Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and President of his Business Network International (BNI) Chapter. He is on the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Detroit and is a Certificate Recipient from the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Collin was named a Super Lawyer in 2018. Along with his colleagues at the firm, Collin is a sought-after speaker at various events throughout Metro Detroit, where he educates the public on estate planning tools and strategies. Collin’s speaking engagements include discussions at assisted living facilities, the firm’s educational workshops, and various Chamber of Commerce and networking events. He also speaks to seniors, on behalf of the State Bar of Michigan, about how to prevent “Trust Mill Scams.”
Collin lives in Birmingham, Michigan with his wife and son. He is an avid golfer and skier, and has a passion for world travel. He also plays ice hockey and loves to hunt and fish.