Scott E. Collins

Top rated elder law attorney in Richmond, Kentucky

Elder Law Practice of Scott E. Collins, PLLC d/b/a Elder Law Guidance
Scott E. Collins
Elder Law Practice of Scott E. Collins, PLLC d/b/a Elder Law Guidance

Practice Areas: Elder law, Estate planning & probate, Military & veterans law; view more

Licensed in Kentucky since: 2015

Education: Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023
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Elder Law Practice of Scott E. Collins, PLLC d/b/a Elder Law Guidance

815 W Main St
Richmond, KY 40475 Visit website


Attorney Scott E. Collins is the founder and owner of Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorneys in Richmond, Kentucky. A top-rated and VA-accredited attorney, Mr. Collins provides unmatched guidance and support to clients throughout Madison County and all across South Central and Eastern Kentucky who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Elder law
  • Estate planning, wills and trusts
  • Medicaid planning and asset protection
  • Veterans' benefits (Wartime Pension and Compensation)
  • Probate & Guardianship

A native of Middlesboro, Kentucky, Mr. Collins has a genuine concern for the legal issues that affect the residents of his community, and he endeavors to provide the highest level of counsel possible to help them make the best-informed decisions regarding their final wishes and other estate-related needs. He also works hard to help his clients achieve their goals and the favorable outcomes they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

A former air traffic controller with the U.S. Army, Mr. Collins is himself a veteran, so he fully understands the unique struggles and challenges service members and former service members can face when trying to assimilate back into civilian life. As such, he provides invaluable advocacy to help his veteran clients obtain the full amount of their rightful compensation and benefits.

A 1993 graduate of Abilene Christian University, Mr. Collins received his master's degree from the university in 1995 and his Master's in Divinity from the same in 1997. He then worked as a minister at churches in various states across the country, including Tennessee, Texas, Louisiana, Michigan and New Hampshire. It was during this time that he discovered the pressing needs of his parishioners regarding their end-of-life care wishes and estate planning issues, which spurred his interest in pursuing his legal career to help those in need.

Upon deciding to pursue his career as an elder law and estate planning attorney, Mr. Collins attended Northern Kentucky University's Salmon P. Chase College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2014. He is admitted to practice before all Kentucky state courts as well as before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He also serves as an attorney with Vets Serving Vets.

Among his other professional affiliations, Mr. Collins is a member of the ElderCounsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Madison County Estate Planning Advisory Counsel, and he has served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association's Elder Law Division. He has also served as Chair for the Kentucky Bar Association's Small Law Firm Division. He is a member of the Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation for Mount Pleasant and the Mount Pleasant Restoration Project Team.

Practice areas

Elder law, Estate planning & probate, Military/veterans law

Focus areas

Guardianships & conservatorships, Living wills, Power of attorney, Probate & estate administration, Trusts, Wills, Veteran's benefits

  • 50% Elder law
  • 30% Estate planning & probate
  • 20% Military/veterans law

First Admitted: 2015, Kentucky

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of Elder Counsel and National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
  • 2017 - 2018  Vice-Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Kentucky Bar Association, 2018 - 2019 Chair-Elect of the Elder Law Section of the Kentucky Bar Association, 2019 - 2020 Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Kentucky Bar Association, 2018 - 2020 Chair of the Small Firm Practice Section of the Kentucky Bar Association
  • VA accredited Attorney
  • Nominated 3 years in a row for Rising Stars , Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Law Firm 500 Honoree. My firm was chosen to celebrate the major growth we experienced over the last year., 2021

Office location for Scott E. Collins

815 W Main St
Richmond, KY 40475

Phone: 859-544-6012


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

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