LITIGATION

No one closes a deal planning to end up in a courtroom. When the worst case scenario happens, Collins & Jones is ready to ensure your rights are protected. Our attorneys have tried cases in courts across the country and are ready to put their trial skills to work for your business.

Whatever the size or type of litigation, Collins & Jones stands ready to protect your legal rights. We have obtained multi-million dollar federal-court verdicts for clients. We have defeated national law firms and Fortune 500 companies in court. From small disputes to “bet-the-company” litigation, Collins & Jones is ready to defend your interests in court.

APPELLATE

Success at trial does not always guarantee victory on appeal. Hiring litigators experienced in appeals is essential to preserving your trial victory or overturning a verdict on appeal. Our attorneys have worked in some of the most prestigious courtrooms in the country, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. They have tried dozens of cases in state and federal appellate courts, prevailing in over 80% of their cases before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the Ninth Circuit, the Tenth Circuit, Kansas appellate courts and Missouri appellate courts.

ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION

Collins & Jones helps clients successfully mediate and arbitrate cases, regardless of size, industry or complexity, typically achieving results more efficiently and cost effectively than through litigation.

BANKING AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Today’s banks face legal issues unimaginable even a decade ago. Small omissions can cost thousands and even millions of dollars for financial institutions. We stay on the leading edge of banking law to protect our many banking clients from the pitfalls in today’s regulatory climate. Collins & Jones aggressively defends clients against those who try to use the new legal complexities against them.

BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR RIGHTS

Chasing bad debt is often time consuming and fruitless. Collins & Jones helps financial institutions, local and national banks, businesses and individuals, manage and recover delinquent accounts and collect what is due, whether through litigation or bankruptcy.

BUSINESS DISPUTES

No one does a deal expecting to end up in court. Unfortunately, the best of intentions and preparation sometimes result in litigation. Our attorneys have protected the rights of companies in courtrooms across the country. We have prevailed against Fortune 500 companies in courts from Ohio to California and fought for small businesses right here in the Midwest. Collins & Jones is here to protect your life’s work and ensure that the legal system works for your business.

CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES AND LIEN ENFORCEMENT

Whether drafting contracts or enforcing them, Collins & Jones helps general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and property owners with all of their litigation needs, including construction defect, contract dispute, lien enforcement and collection.

FAMILY LAW

Nothing is more important than family. We help our clients protect what is most important to them. Our attorneys fight relentlessly for clients, while keeping the big picture in mind. We will be there beside you every step of the way, protecting what is most important. Our services include adoptions, child custody matters, divorces, paternity cases, modifications and guardianships (adult and minors).

GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES

With decades of experience in litigation and government service, Collins & Jones is uniquely positioned to handle your government litigation. We have represented cities and school districts in the highest Missouri and Kansas courts, protecting their rights to work for the best interest of students and taxpayers. Our attorneys, who hold offices from school board to Vice-President of the Kansas Senate, know how government works and how to defend your rights when dealing with governmental entities in court.

LANDLORD | TENANT DISPUTES

Collins & Jones represents landlords and property owners in a wide range of landlord-tenant disputes in both residential and commercial evictions. Our experience and expertise allow us to handle these matters efficiently and cost effectively.

PERSONAL INJURY AND TORTS

Bad things happen to good people. When they do, we are there to help. We help injured people get the compensation that they are entitled to so that they can get back to living their lives.

REAL ESTATE DISPUTES

Collins & Jones’ real estate litigation clients range from developers and builders to owners, landlords, commercial tenants, real estate management companies, lenders, and contractors. Our attorneys aggressively work with you to obtain a successful outcome in litigation.

SECURITIES

Federal and state securities law is complicated and fraught with pitfalls for even the savviest entrepreneur. We have successfully defended state and federal securities litigation for companies from Kansas to Florida. Collins & Jones is here for the peace of mind that comes with having experts in your corner.

TRUST AND ESTATE FIDUCIARY

Even the best estate plans can lead to conflict. Our preference is to resolve trust disputes long before they see the courtroom. When that is not possible, we have the trial skills needed to aggressively defend your interests in court. CollIns & Jones has tried trust cases involving thousands to hundreds of millions in assets and stands ready to assist you in all of your trust and estate litigation needs.

TESTIMONIALS

“At IntelliFarms, we rely on the lawyers at Collins & Jones for a broad range of advice and services. Our company has grown rapidly over the past few years (we’ve been on the Inc. list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies for the last two years) and that growth has brought significant challenges. We’ve repeatedly turned to Collins & Jones to help us navigate the legal risks created by that growth, and their lawyers have consistently delivered outstanding results. Their advice and counsel helps keep us out of court, but when we have to litigate matters they aggressively defend our interests. I would recommend Collins & Jones to any business leader who needs great lawyers to clear the path so that he or she can focus on growing the business.”

Todd Sears

President, IntelliFarms, LLC

“Collins & Jones are strategic thinkers, skilled courtroom advocates, and great attorneys for small business owners. Jeff King served as part of my legal team in a multi-million dollar federal-court dispute in Cleveland, Ohio. He showed a unique ability to work with other counsel, regardless of location, to lower costs and produce better results. I am glad he was on my side during the toughest legal fight of my career.”

Jeff Armbruster

Small Business Owner, former Ohio State Senator

Past results do not guarantee future results. Every case and matter is different and should be judged on its own merits. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice.

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Fax: 888-376-8024
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