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We are proud to announce that four attorneys in our firm were recognized in the Super Lawyers 2016 Mid-South edition for Rising Stars:

  • Brian W. Holmes (Personal Injury Medical Malpractice:Defense)
  • Jason K. Murrie (Civil Litigation:Defense)
  • Peter C. Robison (Employment & Labor)
  • Sean C. Wlodarczyk (Business Litigation)

Cornelius & Collins is proud to announce that 8 of the firm's attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers in America© for 2017

  • Thomas I. Carlton, Jr. (Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants)
  • C. Bennett Harrison, Jr. (Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Bankruptcy, Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants & Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants)
  • Blakeley D. Matthews (Workers' Compensation Law-Employers)
  • Joseph R. Wheeler (Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants)
  • Rebecca Wells Demaree (Employment Law-Management)
  • Daniel P. Berexa (Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs)
  • Jay N. Chamness (Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants)
  • Stephen K. Heard (Workers' Compensation Law-Employers)



Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra Features Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony and 2017 Composition and Concerto Competition Winners in May Concerts

Cornelius and Collins, LLC, is proud to sponsor the second annual concert series in celebration of their 75th Anniversary and honoring W. Ovid Collins, Jr., one of its founding partners and a founding member of the Nashville Philharmonic.

The Nashville Philharmonic offers young area performers and composers a unique chance to showcase their talents in the annual NPO Composition and Concerto Competition. The 2017 winning entrants, violinist Maggie Kasinger, bass-baritone Joshua Lindsay, and composer Tiange Wu, join locally well-known organist Joshua Coble in the 2nd Annual W. Ovid Collins, Jr. Concerts on May 7 and 9 performing with the orchestra in music by Mozart, Mussorgsky, Saint-Saëns and Wu’s new composition Abduction.

The NPO performs this program twice: 7 PM on May 7 at McAfee Concert Hall, Belmont University, 2100 Belmont Blvd,, Nashville and again at 7 PM on May 9 at Brentwood United Methodist Church, 309 Franklin Rd. Brentwood. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

The grand and imposing “Organ” Symphony No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saëns supplies a rousing conclusion to the ambitious NPO season. Playing the 1991 Möller organ at BUMC and the 55-rank Aeolian-Skinner organ at McAfee is Joshua Coble, Adjunct Instructor of Organ at Belmont University and newly appointed Assistant Director of Music and Organist at First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

Sixteen-year-old violinist Maggie Kasinger, the Concerto Young Artist category winner, will play one movement of the Mozart Violin Concerto, #4. A member of the Curb Youth Symphony and a Myra Jackson Blair Scholarship student of Carolyn Huebl, Maggie has been an avid soloist and chamber musician since age 8, participating in numerous summer festivals with world-renowned coaches.

Bass-baritone Joshua Lindsay is a recent masters graduate of Austin Peay State University and has appeared as a soloist with the Nashville Symphony and Nashville Opera Ensemble. As winner of the Adult Concerto division, he will perform two of the infrequently heard Songs and Dances of Death by Modest Mussorgsky in the original Russian.

Composer Tiange Wu was born in Beijing, China and came to this country in 2008 to pursue composition studies at Oberlin College. A Chinese urban legend of subjugation and conflict inspired her piece, Abduction. Wu currently teaches at Belmont University where she is also a graduate student, and she creates soundscapes and music for the video game company RocketPunch Game, Inc.    

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