Collins & Lacy Attorneys Named Among Legal Elite

COLUMBIA, S.C., October 5, 2010] – Collins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce two attorneys have been recognized by their peers as members of the inaugural Greater Columbia Business Monthly’s 2010 Legal Elite. The 2010 Legal Elite is the first editorial listing of the Midland’s top attorneys. Founding partner Joel W. Collins, Jr. and managing shareholder Gray T. Culbreath received the prestigious honor.

Joel Collins co-founded Collins & Lacy in 1984 as a firm that would concentrate primarily on business defense litigation. Joel’s reputation in the courtroom and professional standing has led his peers to consider him one of South Carolina’s preeminent attorneys, according to Martindale-Hubbell. He also is named one of the Best Lawyers in America©, one of the oldest and most respected peer-reviews in the legal profession.

Gray Culbreath possesses extensive federal and state trial experience successfully defending noted corporate clients in class action, products liability, toxic tort, and complex and catastrophic injury suits. He also conducts an active appellate practice for his regional and national clients. Gray is considered one of South Carolina’s preeminent attorneys, according to Martindale-Hubbell and also is one of the Best Lawyers in America©.

This summer, Midlands attorneys were asked to nominate the lawyers they consider the best in their practice area. There were more than 250 nominations. The top 10 attorneys in each of the eight practice areas are listed the October edition of Greater Columbia Business Monthly magazine.

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.