Litigation Associate Returns To Husch Blackwell’s Chattanooga Office

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Husch Blackwell announces that K. Chris Collins has come back to the firm’s Chattanooga office. A Business Litigation associate, Mr. Collins represents corporations, privately held companies and lenders, and his broad range of experience includes government investigation, breach of contract, real estate and product liability disputes.

Mr. Collins practiced with Husch Blackwell at the start of his career as a litigator (2010-2013) and in a similar capacity with an additional focus on corporate transactions and commercial contracts at another full-service firm in Chattanooga (2013-2014) before returning to Husch Blackwell.

Mr. Collins received his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law (2010), where he was inducted into the Order of the Barristers and was a member of Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law. He received his B.S. in Finance, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee (2007), where he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Mortar Board National Honor Societies.

"Husch Blackwell’s Business Litigation team has more than 200 attorneys who know how to seek solutions in the boardroom and win in the courtroom. Clients rely on the team’s depth of experience in the prosecution and defense of complex business disputes in domestic and international jurisdictions. Team members have litigated, arbitrated and mediated business cases in state and federal courts for more than 75 years and frequently provide lead trial strategy in high-stakes commercial cases where the outcome is crucial to a client’s business," officials said.




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