[COLUMBIA, S.C. December 12, 2012] – Collins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce Managing Partner Ellen Adams has received certification as a South Carolina Circuit Court Mediator from the South Carolina Supreme Court’s Board of Arbitration and Mediator Certification.
Ellen’s 20-year career at Collins & Lacy has involved more than 1,000 cases. She practices in workers’ compensation and also has experience in general litigation and professional liability. She has argued cases to the Full South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission, Circuit Court, Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. As managing partner of a statewide business defense firm, Ellen joins an elite group. Only 15 percent of managing partners in law firms across the country are women, according to the American Bar Association (ABA).
“Ellen brings a unique perspective when it comes to mediating disputes,” said Stan Lacy, one of Collins & Lacy’s founding partners and also a certified mediator. “Her decades of experience have allowed Ellen to form exceptional relationships and respect with lawyers on both sides of the bar. As a mediator, Ellen will do what she does in the course of her own practice – help litigants achieve resolution before the dispute enters what may be a costly litigation battle.”
Ellen Adams has been repeatedly named one of the Best Lawyers in America©, and Greater Columbia Business Monthly named Ellen one of the 2012 Midlands Legal Elite in the area of workers’ compensation.