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Fred Collins, Mediator, Milan, Tennessee.

Fred Collins

Collins Law & Mediation/Arbitration Services
1066 South Main Street
Milan, TN 38358
Tel: (731) 686-8355
Fax: (731) 686-9094
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Recognized to Tennessee Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Early Neutral Evaluation, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced1998
  • # of MEDS (as of 13/6/24)1100
  • # of ARBS (as of 13/6/24)33
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


After graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1969, Fred served as a law clerk for Associate Justice Chester Chattin of the Tennessee Supreme Court from 1969- 1970. He returned to his hometown of Milan, Tennessee, in 1970 to practice law with Jerry Flippin. His primary practice for the past 40 years has been in the area of insurance defense, although he and members of his firm have represented plaintiffs in various types of litigation. Fred has served as a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 and Rule 37 General Civil Mediator since 1997 and has mediated over 700 cases. He has been a speaker and presenter at CLE seminars addressing mediation issues from both a mediator's and attorney's perspective.

Fred was licensed to practice law in Tennessee in 1969; and he is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of Tennessee, the United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court

Case Experience

  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • BS, University of Tennessee at Martin, 1965
  • JD, Vanderbilt University, 1969

Memberships & Affiliations

  • AV rated by Martindale
  • Rule 31 & Rule 37 General Civil Mediator
  • Member of the Mediation Panel for the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Western & Eastern Divisions
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Litigation & Mediation Sections
  • Gibson County Bar Association, past president
  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Member of Hearing Panel of Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility, 1991-1997

Rates Information

  • Case Administration and Preparation; preparing Rule 31 Report/Mediation Certification to the Court; preparation and e-filing Rule 31 Report with Administrative Office of the Courts: $50 flat fee
  • Preparation Time including review of pre-mediation submissions: $220/hour
  • Conducting mediation session: $250/hour
  • For cases pending in the U.S.D.C. for the Western District of Tennessee see the Court's ADR Plan adopted as part of the local rules.
  • Travel Time @ $100 per hr / Mileage to and from Mediation: $0.56 per mile

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