Beth Y. Collis

Biography

Beth understands medical professionals facing investigation are under considerable stress, and she helps clients navigate the uncertainty. As a former Ohio assistant attorney general, Beth has more than two decades of experience handling administrative hearings before state licensure boards and on appeal to the Ohio court. She takes time with each client to hear and address their questions, explain their circumstances, and chart their best path forward.

She focuses her practice on representing individuals and companies before professional licensure boards, including the State Medical Board of Ohio, Ohio Board of Nursing, Ohio Pharmacy Board, Counselor and Social Worker Marriage and Family Therapy Board, Ohio Chiropractic Board, Ohio State Dental Board, and Ohio Psychology Board. Beth represents clients who are under investigation or who are the subject of a proposed disciplinary action by their licensure boards. Typically, many of Beth’s clients have never been under investigation before and are unfamiliar with the disciplinary process. She works closely with her clients to ensure they know what to expect, understand their options, and to identify and achieve the best possible resolution.

Beth also represents clients struggling with chemical dependency, addiction, or mental or physical conditions that threaten their ability to practice their profession. In addition to defending professionals’ individual licenses, she helps clients wade through the myriad of collateral damage public disciplinary action causes to their careers. This includes defending against challenges from Medicare, Ohio Medicaid, or before their national certifying board.

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law  (J.D., 1990)
  • Kenyon College  (B.A., 1986)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Affiliations/Memberships

  • The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA), member
  • Suzuki Music Columbus, past board president
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Administrative Law Committee
  • Upper Arlington Civic Association, past director
  • UA-Kid, Inc. (Upper Arlington Kids Identified with Dyslexia), member

Distinctions

  • Woodward/White, Inc.’s Best Lawyers in America® in Administrative Law
  • Business First, “Best Lawyers in Central Ohio” in Administrative Law
  • Columbus Business First, Best Attorneys in Central Ohio (2013)
  • Best Lawyers® 
    • Administrative/Regulatory Law; Health Care Law