Managing Partner Kellie M. Collins

Kellie is a lifelong resident of the Bluegrass state. She is a native of Eastern Kentucky, growing up in Salyersville, KY, before moving to Morehead, KY. A lifelong fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats, Kellie attended the University of Kentucky for her undergraduate studies, participating in the Honors Program and graduating Magna Cum Laude. She continued her studies at UK, graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Law in May of 2008.

Although the daughter of a plaintiff’s attorney, Kellie began her legal career practicing insurance defense. For eight years, her practice focused on advising and representing insurance carriers in complex litigation, bad faith suits, and issues of insurance coverage. Kellie ultimately became a partner/shareholder in a regional defense firm based in Lexington, KY, before deciding to follow in her father’s footsteps and becoming partner at another Lexington personal injury firm. Wanting to focus on a client first approach, Kellie joined her law school classmate, Justin Peterson, at the Peterson Law Office. As a Managing Partner at the Peterson Law Office, Kellie uses her knowledge of insurance companies’ policies and procedures for those wrongfully injured through no fault of their own.

Kellie’s practice includes automobile and truck accident, premises liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, insurance bad faith, and product liability matters.


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, Juris Doctorate, May 2008
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Minor in Political Science, May 2005 Magna Cum Laude and with Honors

Bar Admissions

  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky

Accomplishments, Honors, and Organizations

  • United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Kentucky, Appellate Division Extern
  • University of Kentucky Honors Program
  • 2016 & 2017 Super Lawyer Rising Star, Kentucky, Insurance Coverage
  • 2021 – 2023 Super Lawyer
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • Presenter, National Business Institute CLE, Bad Faith Law in Kentucky, September 22, 2016

Legal & Firm News

3 Ways to Protect Yourself When Using a Rental Car After an Accident

Many individuals rent cars when going out of town on vacation or when flying or taking another mode of transportation into our city, and they’re looking for a vehicle to travel around Lexington, KY, and the surrounding area. However, others find themselves needing to rent a car out of necessity when their own vehicle is […]

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What Is the Hit and Run Investigation Process?

Being involved in a vehicle collision is already stressful, but when the driver responsible for your accident leaves the scene before information is exchanged, it makes everything more complicated. Not only are you faced with damages to your vehicle and possibly injuries to yourself or your passengers, but there is no way to contact the […]

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Truck Accident Statistics

Most of us share the road with commercial vehicles every time we get behind the wheel. But do you know just how dangerous it can be to drive alongside a tractor-trailer, delivery truck, or other big vehicle? A closer look at both nationwide and Kentucky truck accident statistics paints a grim picture of the risks […]

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