Collins & Lacy, P.C. Expands Statewide Footprint with Opening of Charleston OfficeApril 12, 2012
(From left to right: Mikell Wyman, Tom Bacon, Bennett Crites)
[COLUMBIA, S.C. April 12, 2012] – The “Four Corners of Law” just got bigger as Collins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce the opening of its Charleston, S.C. office.
“We are very excited about our new Charleston office. It compliments our firm’s commitment to successfully meeting the needs of our clients while serving the thriving businesses of the Lowcountry,” said managing shareholder Ellen Adams.
The Charleston office will be home to attorneys who know the Lowcountry, its businesses and its people. Shareholders Tom Bacon, Bennett Crites and Mikell Wyman have worked in the Lowcountry legal circuit for years. Each attorney brings a unique skill set to serve the needs of the business community.
Tom Bacon has spent seven years practicing solely in workers’ compensation. Tom has represented large and small businesses, insurance companies and uninsured employers, and he has successfully argued cases to the Full Workers’ Compensation Commission, Circuit Court and Supreme Court. After earning his dual degree in Political Science and History at Furman University, Tom earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Bennett Crites’ practice focuses on products liability, premises liability, automobile negligence, defamation, insurance bad faith and commercial trucking law. Bennett has experience in litigating cases from minor injury to wrongful death and catastrophic injury. Super Lawyers® has identified Bennett as a Rising Star®. He also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable R. Markley Dennis, Jr. and has corporate experience in the financial sector. Bennett earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from The Citadel.
Mikell Wyman started his 10-year legal career at a small firm working in civil litigation, family law, residential real estate and workers’ compensation defense matters. He later joined a larger firm in its Charleston, South Carolina office to focus his practice solely in the area of workers’ compensation defense. Mikell has developed particular experience in the defense of pulmonary injury/inhalation claims. Mikell graduated from The Citadel with a degree in Political Science and later obtained his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. While in law school, he served as an editor of the South Carolina Environmental Law Journal.
“These men love the Lowcountry. All three have lived and worked in Charleston for years. They chose to start their families here, and they are dedicated to serving the businesses and communities in the place they call home,” said Adams.
The expansion for the Collins & Lacy Charleston office is an ongoing effort of the firm’s strategic plan to effectively and efficiently serve clients throughout the entire state of South Carolina. In addition to Charleston, Collins & Lacy has offices in Columbia, Greenville and Myrtle Beach.
The office is located in the heart of Downtown Charleston at 200 Meeting Street, Suite 403, Charleston, SC 29401.
About Collins & Lacy, P.C.
In 2012, Collins & Lacy, P.C. celebrates 28 years of providing legal services to South Carolina. With offices in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the firm’s primary focus is defense litigation, representing local, regional and national clients in the areas of:
- employment law
- hospitality/retail & entertainment law
- insurance/bad faith
- products liability
- professional liability
- public policy
- commercial transportation
- workers’ compensation
Collins & Lacy is committed to upholding the highest standards for integrity, civility and community service. For more information, visit www.collinsandlacy.com.