Memphis Attorney Loses Longtime Battle with Cancer

Elizabeth Collins, a partner with Thomason Hendrix in Memphis, died this morning (May 23) after a long battle with cancer. She was 50. Collins was a member of the Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission and a Master in the Leo Bearman Sr. American Inn of Court. In 2011, she became the youngest person ever to receive the Jerome Turner Lawyer’s Lawyer Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Memphis Bar Association. In 2012, the Commercial Appeal wrote an inspiring piece chronicling her journey. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Idlewild Presbyterian Church with a reception to follow at the church.