[COLUMBIA, S.C. July 30, 2014] – Collins & Lacy, P.C. is strategically positioning the law firm for growth and success by appointing Partners-in-Charge for its statewide offices. The new Partners-in-Charge are Jack Griffeth in Greenville, Bennett Crites in Charleston, and Will Bryan in Myrtle Beach. The announcement is part of the law firm’s long-term strategy to successfully exemplify its people-first philosophy and serve the thriving businesses of South Carolina.
“Each of these attorneys is dynamic and dedicated to upholding the mission, vision and values of Collins & Lacy. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary this year, their roots in our firm bring a seasoned perspective during a time when we are taking bold steps toward the future,” Scott Wallinger, chair of the Collins & Lacy Management Committee, which is based in Columbia.
All three Partners-in-Charge are natives of their respective city and are dedicated to serving the communities in which they live and work.
Shareholder Jack Griffeth has spent his life and career in Greenville and centers his law practice on defense trial work, representing employers in employment-related litigation and mediation. As a certified circuit court mediator by the South Carolina Bar, Griffeth has built an extensive mediation practice over the years where he conducts civil court mediations on a wide variety of cases including torts, contracts, and employment.
Citadel alumnus and Charleston native Bennett Crites is a shareholder practicing in products liability, premises liability, automobile negligence, defamation, insurance bad faith, and professional liability. Crites also practices in transportation and trucking law where he is experienced in litigating cases from minor injury to wrongful death and catastrophic injury.
Born and raised on the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach’s Will Bryan is a shareholder and chair of the firm’s Transportation & Trucking practice group. He represents national and regional motor carriers, passenger bus companies, and their drivers in suits ranging from minor accidents and cargo claims to high-exposure, catastrophic injury claims often involving brain injury, paralysis, burns, and wrongful death.
“As Collins & Lacy celebrates its 30 year anniversary, we are planning for the next 30 years. Each of these attorneys embodies our core values, and their appointment to these new leadership roles complements our growth strategy to successfully protect and defend South Carolina businesses,” said Wallinger.