Collins & Lacy Founding Partner Selected as Legal Elite

[COLUMBIA, S.C., October 4, 2011] – Collins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce founding partner Joel W. Collins, Jr. has been recognized by his peers as a member of the Greater Columbia Business Monthly’s 2011 Legal Elite. This is the second year that Collins has been selected to receive this prestigious honor.

Joel Collins co-founded Collins & Lacy in 1984 as a firm that would concentrate primarily on business defense litigation. He currently chairs the firm’s Professional Liability practice group.  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.

This summer, Midlands attorneys were asked to nominate the lawyers they consider the best in their practice area. There were more than 300 nominations. The top 10 attorneys in each of the 10 practice areas are listed the October edition of Greater Columbia Business Monthly magazine.

Ellen Adams, Managing Shareholder of Collins & Lacy, commented, “It is nice to see Joel recognized in this special way by his peers.  He serves as a wonderful illustration of Collins & Lacy’s commitment to excellence in serving the businesses of South Carolina.”

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; criminal defense; and governmental affairs/issue advocacy.