Briton S. Collins, Esq.
A native of Knoxville, BRITON S. COLLINS practices in general business and corporate law, civil litigation and appeals, construction law, and collections. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2011 with a Concentration in Business Transactions from UT’s Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law. While in law school, Briton served as both a Second Year Editor and Student Materials Editor on the TENNESSEE LAW REVIEW. During his third year of law school, Briton won the College of Law’s appellate Advocates Prize Competition, successfully arguing a final round oral argument in front of a panel that included four judges from United States Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as Justice Clarence Thomas of the United States Supreme Court. Prior to attending law school, Briton earned his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Tennessee, double majoring in Political Science and Legal Studies and minoring in Philosophy. During both his undergraduate and law school years, Briton served as a Baker Scholar with the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy.
- University of Tennessee – J.D., cum laude, 2011
- University of Tennessee – B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2008
- Tennessee – 2011
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee – 2012
- U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals – 2012
- Tennessee Bar Association
- Knoxville Bar Association
- Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel
Articles & Publications
The Fiduciary Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege: Who is the Client in the Administration of ERISA Benefits? - By: William E. Mason and Briton S. Collins (Paradigm Winter 2014)