Caldwell G. Collins

Baker Donelson Center
Suite 800
211 Commerce Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
T: 615.726.5762
F: 615.744.5762

Caldwell Collins is a member of the Advocacy Department, concentrating her practice on products liability and mass tort litigation, health care litigation and business litigation. Ms. Collins's medical malpractice experience is focused on defending long term care providers in personal injury and wrongful death matters. She has also defended commercial business owners against premises liability claims; defective product claims; defective drug and medical device claims; and in complex contract disputes. 

Recent Representative Matters

  • Obtained jury verdict in favor of buyer in breach of contract and conversion case.
  • Obtained complete defense verdict in arbitration for long term care provider.
  • Obtained summary judgment and complete dismissal of premises liability case for corporate gym.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of lender and lessor in breach of contract case.
  • Obtained summary judgment, which was affirmed on appeal, in favor of premises owner and employer in mold case.
  • Obtained summary judgment on liability in favor of barge company in breach of contract case.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Co-author – "Is It Time to Take a Fresh Look at Your Parental Leave Policy?" Baker Donelson Women's Initiative Newsletter, March 25, 2016
  • Co-author – "DRI For Life: Is it Time to Take A Fresh Look at your Parental Leave Policy?" For the Defense, March 2016
  • Presenter – "Mentoring Women: Is It Different?" ABA Health Law Litigation and Woman Advocate Committees Roundtable, January 11, 2016
  • Co-author – "Preparing for the Inevitable: Legal Holds," Making a Difference, Long Term Care Newsletter, November 2015
  • Co-presenter – "The Ethics of Taking Care of Your Documents and Email," Baker Donelson Long Term Care Symposium, November 2014
  • Co-presenter – "Tips to Lower Your Long Term Care Litigation Costs," webinar presented by Christy T. Crider and Caldwell Collins, March 11, 2014
  • Presenter – "Do You Hear What I Hear? Trends in Corporate Counsel Attorney – Counsel Privilege,"  CLE presentation, December 2013
  • Author – "The Shirt Off My Back: Using the Relationship Between a Product and a Service to Your Advantage," IADC Product Liability Committee Newsletter, November 2012
  • Co-presenter – "The Truth about Tennessee Tort Reform: What Long Term Care Providers Need to Know," webinar presented by Caldwell Collins and Christy T. Crider, May 2012
  • Co-presenter – "The Ethics of Tennessee Tort Reform," Nashville Council of Health Care Attorneys, January 10, 2012
  • Co-author – "Mandatory Disclosure of Information Relating to a Client under the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct," Nashville Bar Journal, Vol. 10, No. 5, 2010
  • Author – "Home Alone: Is This the Best We Can Do? A Proposal to Amend Pending Parental Leave Legislation," 29 Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 301, 2009 

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Named a Mid-South Rising Star by Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2014 – 2015
  • Member – Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • Member – Defense Research Institute
  • Member – Nashville Bar Foundation's Leadership Forum, 2015 – 2016 Class
  • Book Chair – ABA Section of Litigation Health Care Litigation Committee, 2014 – present
  • Recognized as Outstanding Subcommittee Chair for ABA Health Law Litigation Committee, 2016 
  • Recipient – Nashville Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2011
  • Recipient – 2011 Lewis R. Donelson Public Service Award


  • Tennessee, 2009
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2009
  • United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2010
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 2011 
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2011


  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2009
    • Editor in Chief, Washington University Journal of Law & Policy
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 2005