[COLUMBIA, S.C., May 24, 2011] – Collins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce Brian Comer has been selected to serve as Vice-Chair of the Agricultural, Construction, Mining and Industrial Equipment (ACMIE) Specialized Litigation Group within the Products Liability Committee in the Defense Research Institute (DRI).
DRI is an international organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation based in Chicago, IL. Comer commented, “I have enjoyed my membership with DRI and am committed to its mission of addressing issues related to the defense bar and the civil justice system. I look forward to working with fellow DRI members as we make preparations for the ACMIE breakout sessions at the next DRI Products Liability Conference in April 2012.”
Comer is Of Counsel to Collins & Lacy, and is the Products Liability Practice Group Chair for the firm. Brian practices in the areas of products liability and professional liability. His practice focus includes the defense of product manufacturers and distributors in claims arising from alleged product defect. Comer presently serves as Co-Chair of the Products Liability Substantive Law Committee for the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association (SCDTAA). He also is the founder and contributing author of “The South Carolina Products Liability Law” blog at http://scproductsliabilitylaw.blogspot.com, which provides current information on trends in products liability law in South Carolina for individuals and product manufacturers.
In addition to receiving his Juris Doctor and his International Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, Comer is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina Honors College in International Studies and Economics, having served as Student Body President during his undergraduate career.