Dedicated to “Service above Self:” Collins & Lacy attorneys Exemplify Commitment to Rotary

Two Collins & Lacy, P.C. attorneys have been honored by their respective Rotary Clubs. Founding partner Joel Collins is the 2013 Rotarian of the Year for the Rotary Club of Lake Murray – Irmo, and shareholder Scott Wallinger has been elected and sworn in as 2013 President of the Capital Rotary Club in Columbia.

Joel Collins was honored as Rotarian of the Year Award by theLake Murray – Irmo Club for his commitment to upholding the Rotary motto “service above self.”  The pledge to service is channeled through five avenues: club service, vocational service, community service, international service, and new generations. Joel was a charter member of the Lake Murray – Irmo Club when it was founded in 1989 and has remained an active member.

“I believe no other organization in the world has had the impact as a cause for good more than Rotary. I am humbled to receive this award from such an honorable organization,” said Collins.

Scott Wallinger began his term as the 2013 – 2014 President of Capital Rotary on July 1. The Capital Rotary Club was formed in 1987 and has 56 members. Scott has been an active member for 13 years and is looking forward to working alongside his fellow Rotarians to enhance and strengthen the club’s many service projects – the first of which is the Capital Rotary Blood Drive July 31from 10:00am – 3:00pm at 1333 Main Street in Columbia.

“According to the Red Cross, it is often difficult to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients during the summer months,” said Wallinger. “With families on vacation, the Capital Rotary Blood Drive comes at an ideal time to boost blood donations.”

Capital Rotary and Lake Murray – Irmo are two of 79 clubs that make up District 7770.  District 7770 covers the eastern half of South Carolina from Columbia to the coast and has approximately 5,000 members. To learn more, visit the Rotary District 7770 website,

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.