Meet Our Staff

Curt Collins, Attorney at Law

Curt is a native of Greeneville, TN. He earned his Bachelor's Degree at East Tennessee State University and was the Vice President of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity in which he helped create and found the TN Gamma Balanced Man Scholarship. In the Summer of 2006, Curt was honored to accept a Congressional Internship with then local Congressman Bill Jenkins in Washington D.C. While attending East Tennessee State University, Curt received several academic awards within his major including the Dean’s List.

After leaving East Tennessee State, Curt ventured to Jacksonville, Florida to obtain his Juris Doctorate at Florida Coastal School of Law. While attending Florida Coastal, Curt received several awards including the Motion for Summary Judgment Award in Legal Process and Legal Writing. He was a member of the Trial Practice Team, Criminal Law Student Association, and was fortunate to Study Abroad with the University of Miami School of Law in Greece and Italy through their Comparative International Law Program, including courses in International Armed Conflict and Comparative Responses to Emergencies.

After passing both Tennessee and Florida Bar exams in July of 2011, Curt decided to return to his home town of Greeneville at which time he accepted a position at the John Rogers Law Group as an independent contract attorney until June of 2012. In June of 2012, Curt formed the C Collins Law Firm and worked as a solo practitioner up until the formation of Collins Shipley, PLLC. Curt is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee, State of Florida, and the Eastern District of Tennessee Federal District Court. He is the current Greene County Bar President, a member of the Federal Bench Bar Committee, a member of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Board, a member of the Greene County Partnership, and received the People’s Choice Award from the Greeneville Sun in 2015. A Board Member on many local organizational boards, as well as an active member in his community, Curt strives to be involved in his local community by whatever means he can.

With years of experience and many different legal cases successfully won, Curt has built a reputation as a reliable legal resource in Greeneville. He enjoys getting to help his clients in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Management, Personal Injury and more. When you're in need of legal assistance, you need a lawyer that will fight for your rights. Curt Collins is that lawyer! As an advocate of the people, Curt is someone that will not back down in the face of a challenging case. He will work through every aspect of the case until he can produce a winning outcome. If you want the best possible outcome for your legal needs, call Collins Shipley, PLLC today!

Corey B. Shipley, Attorney at Law

Corey was born and raised in Baileyton, TN. After attending Greeneville High School, he received a football scholarship to play at Tusculum College. While at Tusculum, he played for three years and started at linebacker in his final season for the Pioneers.

After leaving Tusculum, he attended the University of Tennessee to finish college and focus on the study of law. At Tennessee, Corey received the Political Science Departmental Memorial Scholarship. He graduated from the University of Tennessee summa cum laude in May of 2009.

Corey decided to travel to Charleston, South Carolina for law school to pursue his interest in maritime and admiralty law. Even though he worked in the field, which included a highly competitive internship in Manhattan, New York and was Editor in Chief of the school's maritime law journal, he found that he not only missed the East Tennessee area but also, and most importantly, missed the people from East Tennessee. Corey decided to come back to the East Tennessee area and intern the summer before his graduation. Upon returning to Charleston to finish law school, he continued his success inside and outside of the classroom arguing in the National Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition, advancing to the Final Four of the Regional ABA Arbitration Competition in New York, and graduating from law school cum laude. Corey accepted a position at the Terry Law Firm in Morristown, Tennessee and worked there as an associate attorney until February of 2015.

Corey then decided to take a position with the United States Attorney's Office as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. During his time at the United States Attorney's Office, Corey was involved in approximately 150 federal criminal prosecutions at both the trial level and the appellate level. He successfully tried numerous jury trials to a verdict, which involved cases ranging from a $15,000,000.00 Ponzi Scheme to a sex trafficking case in Washington County, Tennessee. He continued to serve the people of the United States in his capacity as a Special Assistant United States Attorney until December 2016 when he and Curt Collins decided to form Collins Shipley, PLLC.

Corey's extensive experience in criminal law, especially in federal court, make him a uniquely valuable resource for those facing prosecution. Corey also enjoys helping people with personal injury claims, products liability cases, and civil litigation of all kinds. He is an accomplished legal writer and handles both civil and criminal appeals in state and federal court. If you want an attorney with the education, experience, and expertise to successfully guide you or a family member through the legal process, you need Corey Shipley.

Hunter Shelton, Attorney at Law

Hunter was born and raised in Greeneville, Tennessee. Hunter attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he was a cum laude graduate, earning dual degrees in business administration and human resource management from the Haslam College of Business.

Hunter was then accepted to Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, Tennessee where he earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree. During law school, he was vice president of the criminal law society, earned high honors for academic papers on federal income taxation and estate and gift taxation, and achieved multiple favorable verdicts in mock trial competitions.

Hunter began his professional experience in the legal world in 2014 when he began working for the 3rd Judicial District Attorney’s office. He continued in this role until 2016 when he took time off to prepare for law school. During his time with the District Attorney’s Office, Hunter assisted in multiple first-degree murder cases, vehicular homicide investigation, drug trafficking stings, and various other state crimes.

Hunter then worked for the personal injury firm, Daniel & Gaines in Knoxville, Tennessee, a firm founded by legendary Tennessee trial lawyer, Zane Daniel. At Daniel & Gaines, he worked on multiple wrongful death lawsuits, learning how to serve families in some of their most trying times.

In 2017, Hunter was hired by the Department of Justice at the United States Attorney’s Office and worked there until joining Collins Shipley, PLLC in 2020. This highly competitive position gave Hunter the opportunity to learn federal litigation practice at the highest level. During his time at the United States Attorney’s Office, Hunter had the privilege of representing the United States in Federal District Court, giving him an unprecedented level of experience in litigation at this stage in his career. While at the United States Attorney’s Office, Hunter worked on a wide variety of cases including the investigation of 4.5-billion-dollar pharmacy benefits scheme; lead the government’s investigation and prosecution of a 96 vehicle “chop shop” case; and worked closely with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the Drug Enforcement Agency on complex, multi-defendant drug and gun trafficking conspiracies.

Hunter’s unique and extensive experience makes him especially valuable to our clients and the team at Collins Shipley, PLLC. Hunter is a high-energy, passionate attorney and enjoys connecting with clients and helping them achieve their legal goals. If you need an attorney with the experience, enthusiasm, and education to handle your case and successfully guide you or your family through the legal process, then you need Hunter Shelton on your team.

Kristen Blair, Associate Attorney

Kristen is a native of Greeneville, Tennessee. She attended East Tennessee State University, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Legal Studies. Following graduation, she returned to Greeneville to work as a legal assistant, gaining valuable practical experience. Kristen attended law school at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Following her second year of law school, she interned at the District Attorney’s Office for the First Judicial District in Jonesborough. During her third year of law school, she worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable J.C. McLin, Justice for the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, performing research and drafting appellate opinions on a variety of legal issues. After graduating from law school, Kristen returned to East Tennessee and worked as an associate attorney for Thomas C. Jessee for eight years. During her time with Tom Jessee, Kristen mastered pleadings, responses, memorandums, and appellate briefs, performed in-depth legal research, and assisted with trial preparation in a wide variety of cases, including personal injury,family law, contractual disputes, and criminal defense. Kristen joined Collins Shipley PLLC in October 2021.

Emily Rogers, Paralegal

A Greeneville native, Emily Rogers is a 1998 graduate of the University of Tennessee, obtaining her B.A in English Literature. In 2000, Emily went on to obtain her M.A. in Women and Literature in English from the University of Hull, Kingston upon Hull in the United Kingdom. Most of her career, she has worked in the legal field with her father, John T. Milburn Rogers, who was a renowned attorney in east Tennessee and beyond. Emily has a unique understanding of legal cases and the various stages of litigation. She has assisted with the successful representation of clients in numerous trials. In her current position, Emily serves as a paralegal for the firm's attorneys and supports any administrative duties necessary for the litigation process.

Lori Mysinger, Administrative Assistant

Lori is the face and initial contact for Collins Shipley. Always greeting you with a smile, she is the glue that holds the firm together. Born in Illinois, Lori moved to Tennessee as a teenager, and has been a native to Greeneville, Tennessee for over 40 years. She loves interacting with clients and keeping them informed and up to date in order to make sure all their needs are being satisfied. With over 24 years of experience in an administrative capacity, Lori really helps make the entire legal process seamless and productive for every client. In addition to handling the firm’s administrative matters, Lori handles appointment scheduling, and is responsible for the firm’s constant communication with their clients.

Casey Holt, Legal Assistant

Casey Holt is a native of Greeneville, TN and serves as a legal aid administrative assistant for the firm. She loves interacting with clients and keeping them informed and up to date in order to make sure all their needs are being satisfied. With over 10 years of experience in an administrative capacity, Casey really helps make the entire legal process seamless and productive for every client. In addition to handling the firm’s administrative matters, Casey is secondarily responsible for the firm’s constant communication with their clients. Casey creates, updates, and sends letters, ensuring that all clients are up to date with information regarding their case and pertinent dates.

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