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Caldwell G. Collins

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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.

Featured Experience

Obtained a jury verdict in favor of the buyer in a breach of contract and conversion case.

Obtained a complete defense verdict in arbitration for a long term care provider.

Obtained summary judgment and the complete dismissal of a premises liability case on behalf of a corporate gym.

Professional Biography

Overview

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.

Representative Matters
  • Obtained a jury verdict in favor of the buyer in a breach of contract and conversion case.

  • Obtained a complete defense verdict in arbitration for a long term care provider.

  • Obtained summary judgment and the complete dismissal of a premises liability case on behalf of a corporate gym.

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of the lender and lessor in a breach of contract case.

  • Obtained summary judgment, which was affirmed on appeal, in favor of a premises owner and employer in a mold case.

  • Obtained summary judgment on liability in favor of barge company in a breach of contract case.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Named a Mid-South Rising Star by Mid-South Super Lawyers (2014 – 2019)
  • Named an "On the Rise - Top 40 Young Lawyer" by American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (2018)
  • Member – Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • Member – DRI
  • 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
Speaking Engagements
  • Moderator – "Hybrid ADA/Staffing Cases – A Case Study," 2018 Long Term Care Symposium (November 2018)
  • Moderator – "What Every Provider Needs to Know About Department of Justice Investigations Under the Elder Justice Task Force and Negotiating and Living with CIAs," 2018 Long Term Care Symposium (November 2018)
  • Co-presenter – "Keeping Problematic Families From Negatively Impacting Care," Tennessee Health Care Association Annual Meeting (August 2018)
  • "Wrap It Up" (December 2017)
  • "DOJ Investigations Under the Elder Justice Task Force," THCA/TNCAL Convention (August 2017)
  • "The Importance of Setting Realistic Expectations with Families," THCA/TNCAL Convention (August 2017)
  • "The Gambler: Managing Risk in Today's Challenging Environment," 2016 Baker Donelson Long Term Care Symposium (November 2016)
  • "Mentoring Women: Is It Different?," ABA Health Law Litigation and Woman Advocate Committees Roundtable (January 2016)
  • Co-presenter – "The Ethics of Taking Care of Your Documents and Email," Baker Donelson Long Term Care Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee (November 2014)
  • "Do You Hear What I Hear? Trends in Corporate Counsel Attorney - Counsel Privilege," CLE presentation (December 2013)
  • Co-presenter – "The Ethics of Tennessee Tort Reform," Nashville Council of Health Care Attorneys (January 2012)

Education

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

Admissions

  • 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

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