Collins & Lacy Attorney Elected to American Board of Trial Attorneys

[South Carolina, February 3, 2014] –  Collins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce Jack Griffeth has been elected to the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA).  The ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which guarantees the right to jury trials.

Membership into ABOTA is by invitation only and must be approved by the National Board of Directors.  Griffeth will be officially inducted into ABOTA this week during the Annual South Carolina ABOTA Chapter Dinner on February 6, 2014.

Griffeth is a shareholder in the Collins & Lacy Greenville office.  His practice of law has focused on defense trial work, representing employers in employment-related litigation and mediation.  Griffeth is a past president of the Greenville Bar Association, past president for the South Carolina Bar Foundation, and a member of the House of Delegates for the 13th Judicial Circuit. He is a past member of the South Carolina Bar’s nominations committee and past president of the Bar’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Council. Jack also is a certified mediator by the South Carolina Bar and speaks frequently on the subject. Jack’s extensive work in mediations over the years has garnered him membership to the South Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, an invitation-only organization of professional mediators and arbitrators who are well established as trusted neutrals amongst the legal community within their state of practice.

Griffeth joins Collins & Lacy founding partner Joel Collins as a member of the prestigious ABOTA organization. Collins is the ABOTA President Elect and assumes presidency of the national organization in 2015.

About Collins & Lacy, P.C.

Collins & Lacy is a statewide business defense firm in South Carolina that delivers legal representation for our clients through solid preparation, execution, and client-oriented service aimed at success. Located in the State’s capital city of Columbia, the firm represents local, regional and national clients in the areas of construction; hospitality/retail and entertainment law; insurance/bad faith; products liability; professional liability; commercial transportation; privacy, data management, and cybersecurity; mediation; and governmental affairs/issue advocacy.