Meet The Team

Jackie Collins and Wren Kruse lead Collins & Kruse Law Offices with care, focus, and decades of combined experience as attorneys. From crisis care planning, to veterans benefits, to Medicaid and asset protection, Jackie, Wren and their dedicated team is here to help residents of Hilliard and Central Ohio receive the support and benefits they are entitled to!

Attorney
Jackie L. Collins II

Jackie grew up in an agricultural community in Northwest Ohio. Graduating high school in a class of only 65 people, this small community enabled Jackie to experience the hardships of both his and other families. One of those hardships included watching loved ones lose everything they worked their entire lives for to the government and/or nursing home when an unexpected illness stuck. Jackie left Northwest Ohio to attend The Ohio State University and its Army ROTC program. He graduated from OSU and was commissioned an Officer in the United States Army, Field Artillery in December 2003.

After six years serving as an Officer in the United States Army, he attended Capital University Law School and then was admitted into the Ohio Bar. Jackie chose Elder Law, VA and Estate Planning so he could continue to serve his community. Jackie believes educating families on Estate Planning can preserve family dynamics and avoid conflicts over a loved one’s wants and needs. As a member of ElderCounsel, Jackie believes that a strong sense of compassion is necessary to get the job done right.

Attorney
Jackie L. Collins II

Jackie grew up in an agricultural community in Northwest Ohio. Graduating high school in a class of only 65 people, this small community enabled Jackie to experience the hardships of both his and other families. One of those hardships included watching loved ones lose everything they worked their entire lives for to the government and/or nursing home when an unexpected illness stuck. Jackie left Northwest Ohio to attend The Ohio State University and its Army ROTC program. He graduated from OSU and was commissioned an Officer in the United States Army, Field Artillery in December 2003.

After six years serving as an Officer in the United States Army, he attended Capital University Law School and then was admitted into the Ohio Bar. Jackie chose Elder Law, VA and Estate Planning so he could continue to serve his community. Jackie believes educating families on Estate Planning can preserve family dynamics and avoid conflicts over a loved one’s wants and needs. As a member of ElderCounsel, Jackie believes that a strong sense of compassion is necessary to get the job done right.

Attorney
Wren Kruse

After spending eight years practicing estate planning and elder law in Connecticut and New York, Wren returned to Ohio to be closer to family.  Over the years that she has been back home in Ohio, Wren has focused her professional and personal endeavors on being part of a community in Central Ohio committed to ensuring that older adults and their families have access to the resources they need to thrive and be fulfilled.  Through her professional experience, Wren has learned that one of the most important pieces of providing effective counsel is not simply the provision of legal guidance, but the ability to connect, relate, and listen to the families she works with. 

Outside of the office Wren happiest when she can contribute her time and energy to support causes that she is passionate about.  As a true animal lover, volunteering at local shelters and fostering dogs while they wait to be adopted are a few of the ways she is found to accomplish this.  Wren is also an active board member of several local non-profits, including SourcePoint and Delaware County Task Force on Aging.  Wren lives in Worthington with her husband, Tyler, and their two rescue-mutts, Kyle and Bennie.

Attorney
Wren Kruse

After spending eight years practicing estate planning and elder law in Connecticut and New York, Wren returned to Ohio to be closer to family.  Over the years that she has been back home in Ohio, Wren has focused her professional and personal endeavors on being part of a community in Central Ohio committed to ensuring that older adults and their families have access to the resources they need to thrive and be fulfilled.  Through her professional experience, Wren has learned that one of the most important pieces of providing effective counsel is not simply the provision of legal guidance, but the ability to connect, relate, and listen to the families she works with. 

Outside of the office Wren happiest when she can contribute her time and energy to support causes that she is passionate about.  As a true animal lover, volunteering at local shelters and fostering dogs while they wait to be adopted are a few of the ways she is found to accomplish this.  Wren is also an active board member of several local non-profits, including SourcePoint and Delaware County Task Force on Aging.  Wren lives in Worthington with her husband, Tyler, and their two rescue-mutts, Kyle and Bennie.

Attorney
Keith D. Blosser

Keith joined the firm as Of Counsel in 2021, having been drawn to its mission. He is passionate about working with clients to put together the puzzle pieces of an estate plan and to also support the team in probate matters. His practice focuses on estate planning, wealth transfer, and asset protection.

Keith has degrees from Ohio University, a BA in Political Science, an AS in Business and Capital Law School where he earned his JD in 1989. Keith is also a graduate of the U.S. Army JAG school in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Keith is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Indiana and Georgia. He is also a member of the Southern District of Ohio Federal Court; Northern District of Ohio Federal Court; 6th Circuit Court of Appeals; Southern District of Indiana Federal Court; Northern District of Indiana Federal Court; 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Keith has spent most of his career in public service both in state government and in the military. Keith served as Assistant Ohio Attorney General under AG Betty Montgomery; Deputy Attorney General under AG Jim Petro. Keith was in-house counsel for over twelve years at the Ohio Department of Insurance and the Ohio Department of Education. Keith also served as a part-time EEO State Hearing Officer over his eighteen years of state service.

Most importantly, Keith is a husband and a dad. Keith is married to his wonderful wife Karen of over 26 years, and they have two children. Their daughter Christine graduated from Miami University of Ohio and is now a school teacher in Charleston, South Carolina. Their son, Daniel, is an Engineering major at the University of Cincinnati. Almost empty nesters now, they can spend a lot more time with their German Shepherd, Abby.

Keith lives here in central Ohio in Marysville. In his spare time, he enjoys doing pro-bono work supporting the U.S. Coast Guard as an Auxiliarist in their legal department; spending time with his family; traveling; reading and hiking.

office manager / paralegal

Lyn Booth

Lyn was born and raised in Lima, Ohio and graduated from Elida High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of Toledo and her master’s degree in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University.

Lyn is married and has 3 sons. Alex is going into his Sophomore year of college and is entertaining the idea of becoming a lawyer. Andy is going into his Senior year of high school has a college scholarship for baseball as a left-handed pitcher. Adam is going into 7th grade and is smarter and more athletic than either of his brothers and enjoys baseball as well.

Lyn is passionate about educating and helping middle class Americans to understand the devastating costs of Assisted Living and Long-Term Care to families. If you plan ahead, you can avoid many of these costs but if you did not we can still help. Call us regarding pre-planning for these costs or if you have an immediate need we can help as well.

Collins & Kruse understands the safe harbors in the law that allows for both the expert care of a loved one and the ability to save a lifetime of earnings. This maybe your first time through this, we have helped many and can educate you on the options that you have.

elder law paralegal

Stephanie Arnett

Stephanie is one of our elder law paralegals here at Collins & Kruse.  Born and raised in central Ohio (O-H!), Stephanie completed her undergrad at Miami University and went on to receive her Paralegal Certificate from Capital University Law School where she finished first in her class.  After working in various areas of the law including family law, personal injury, and criminal law; she found her passion in 2018 in the area of elder law, assisting families with obtaining benefits through Medicaid and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  When a loved one needs long term care, it can be a difficult time both emotionally and financially.  Stephanie is here to help guide you through the process and take some of the burden off you and your family’s shoulders as you navigate the process of moving to a care facility or bringing in home health care.  She believes every family should be able to get the care they need for a loved one without having to spend through their life savings.

Outside of work, Stephanie and her husband, Glenn, live in Westerville with their dog and cat.  You can often find them exploring the bike paths around town or competing with their trivia team.  Stephanie loves to explore National Parks and has a bucket list goal to visit them all. 

benefits coordinator

Christi Selders

Christi was born and raised in Coshocton, Ohio and graduated from River View High School. She attended Central Ohio Area Technical College and then began starting her family.

Christi has three children; Devyn, Kayla and Jade. She also has the cutest granddaughter, Bristol Rose.

Christi has worked in the Elder Law field for the past 6 years. She is passionate about helping her clients get the benefits they deserve while still helping families preserve as many assets as possible. She is meticulous with your financials and documents making sure to provide what is needed to obtain those benefits. She looks forward to helping you and your family.

Director of Community Development

Natalie Moscato

Natalie was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmaceutical Science. 

Natalie is married to her husband Dominic of 15 years and has 3 children. Sal, the oldest is in 7th grade and is a sports fanatic. Giada is 11 and has become quite the soccer star.  Angelo is 5 and a typical ornery third child! Natalie enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and is a yoga enthusiast. 

Natalie started her healthcare career as a pharmaceutical representative before transitioning into the senior healthcare industry. For the past 10 years, she has been involved in community relations for skilled and non-medical homecare companies. She enjoys networking with those in the industry to help seniors connect with all resources available to them.

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