[COLUMBIA, S.C., October 25, 2011] – Collins & Lacy, P.C. and the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (SCWCEA) are pleased to announce founding partner Stanford E. Lacy has been honored with the Lifetime Service Award.
The SCWCEA Lifetime Service Award is given by the SCWCEA Board to individuals who have contributed significantly to the success and betterment of the SCWCEA and/or the South Carolina workers’ compensation system. The Board unanimously determined there was one individual that completely fit the criteria of this great designation.
“Stan Lacy lives and breathes workers’ compensation. His institutional knowledge of the Association and the South Carolina workers’ compensation system is invaluable, and his presence and wit are infectious,” said Chris Daniel, 2011 SCWCEA President and Claims Director for Companion Property & Casualty Group.
he Lifetime Service Award is not an annual event. It is given sparingly and only to those individuals who have made it their life’s work to enhance the SCWCEA and/or the SC workers’ compensation system.
“Stan has been a devoted member of the SCWCEA for more than 30 years. He’s served as president of the association, as well as an officer, board member, chair of multiple committees, a member of even more committees, and has even been a registration packet stuffer. Stan has done everything except run the organization, and I’m not certain he didn’t do that,” said Donna Croom, SCWCEA Executive Director.
Lacy graduated from the University of Virginia in 1967 and earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1974. South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell appointed him to the Advisory Committee for the Improvement of Workers’ Compensation Laws in South Carolina, where he worked with the legislature to review and revise legislation affecting the state’s workers’ compensation system. He began teaching workers’ compensation as an adjunct instructor at the USC School of Law in 1981 and has continued to teach ever since. Lacy is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, has been selected by his peers for seven consecutive years to be included in The Best Lawyers in America, and was most recently honored by Best Lawyers as the 2012 Columbia, S.C. Lawyer of the Year for Workers’ Compensation Law.
“The Lifetime Service Award is a testament to Stan’s lifetime of work on behalf of the businesses of South Carolina. He is a magnificent lawyer, a leader in the legal community and a fixture of workers’ compensation law in South Carolina. We couldn’t be more proud of our partner and friend,” said Collins & Lacy Managing Partner Ellen Adams.