About Us

Established in 1984, Collins & Lacy, P.C. is a client-focused, statewide defense litigation firm in South Carolina. Since our founding almost four decades ago, the firm has grown to focus exclusively on defense litigation with an ability to try cases when that is in the best interest of our clients. Centrally located in the capitol city of Columbia our experienced attorneys and legal professionals represent local, regional, and national clients in courtrooms throughout the Palmetto State’s 46 counties.

Practice Areas


Highly experienced, with a keen insight into commercial and residential construction claims, the Collins & Lacy Construction Practice Group has a comprehensive approach to the complex litigation needs of the construction industry.

Criminal Defense

The Collins & Lacy Criminal Defense Practice Group is made up of former prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys with extensive courtroom experience who understand how to work toward the best outcome for you.

Governmental Affairs & Issue Advocacy

Collins & Lacy, P.C. recognizes that the laws applying to public officials, political campaigns, and others working with or dealing with governmental agencies are complex.

Insurance Coverage

The Collins & Lacy Insurance Practice Group provides comprehensive representation to foreign and domestic insurers, from coverage analysis and opinions to trial and appeal.


Our firm offers skilled mediators who help parties reach agreement and avoid costly litigation. Whether you’re dealing with business disputes, contract disagreements, or other conflicts, our team of litigators can guide you through the mediation process.

Privacy, Data Management, And Cybersecurity

The volume of private information stored and shared electronically grows exponentially each day. Businesses value trusted legal advice to navigate the complexities of state, federal, and international date privacy regulations while mitigating cyber risks and protecting their data.

Products Liability

The Collins & Lacy Products Liability attorneys represent manufacturers, distributors, contractors, and retailers in litigation involving defective product claims or collateral business litigation.

Professional Liability

Collins & Lacy, P.C. represents a wide variety of professionals as well as professional and healthcare organizations, in litigation or in response to licensing board inquiries.

Retail & Hospitality

The Collins & Lacy Retail & Hospitality attorneys provide advocacy and a knowledgeable, aggressive defense that can help deter the threat of potentially frivolous claims.

Trucking Defense

Our trial attorneys represent a large group of trucking companies and clients with transportation-related matters. Collins & Lacy has a deep bench of dedicated litigators to handle complex cases.

Robert M. Peele

The cornerstone of our business is responsive, creative and proactive defense. Whether your business is taking preventative legal steps or protecting its reputation and assets during litigation, we know that successful work starts with open and personal client relationships based on mutual trust. We think you will find us professional, ethical, approachable and down-to-earth good neighbors who care just as much about our State and communities as you do.

Mission, Vision, Values

Our mission, vision and values are the platform on which Collins & Lacy builds a strong culture of service. They represent who we are, what we live by, and our commitment to clients.


Collins & Lacy strives to deliver valuable legal representation through extensive preparation, solid execution and a high-level of service aimed at the most positive client outcomes.


Collins & Lacy will be the go-to trusted advisors for South Carolina businesses using innovative litigation strategies on behalf of every client, every day.

About Collins & Lacy


At Collins & Lacy, we value integrity, quality, and accountability. As a promise to our clients and our coworkers, these values are at the core of everything we do:

  • We are committed to the principles of honesty and fairness.
  • We are dedicated to efficient and responsive client-oriented service.
  • We are united as we collaborate with one another to foster the success of our clients, each other, and our firm.
  • We are devoted to our communities through our direct support and spirited involvement.
  • We regularly review, refine and act on the elements of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic plan.