|Post by Ellen Adams|
The Workers’ Compensation Practice Group just returned from the 35th Annual South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association Annual Conference (affectionately referred to as “Comp Camp”). The folks at Collins & Lacy were so proud that our founding partner, mentor and dear friend Stan Lacy was honored with the Lifetime Service Award from the Association. It made me so happy to know that the Workers’ Compensation community at large recognizes the significant contributions Stan has made over the past four decades to our industry. Please join me in congratulating Stan Lacy who makes us proud every day!!!
Here is the article that appeared in MidlandsBiz.
On The Move – Founding Partner Honored with Lifetime Service Award
Oct 25, 2011Stan Lacy
COLUMBIA, SC – October 25, 2011 – Collins & Lacy, P.C. and the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (SCWCEA) announced 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.
The 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.
Above Photo: Stan Lacy (middle) receives the Lifetime Service Award during the 35th Annual Educational Conference on Workers’ Compensation. (Left: SCWCEA President Chris Daniel, Right: SCWCEA Past President Rusty Goudelock, II.)
“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.
About Collins & Lacy, P.C.
In 2011, Collins & Lacy, P.C. celebrates 27 years of providing legal services to South Carolina. With offices in Columbia, Greenville and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the firm’s primary focus is defense litigation, representing local, regional and national clients in the areas of construction, employment law, hospitality/retail/entertainment law, insurance/bad faith, products liability, professional liability, public policy, transportation and workers’ compensation. Collins & Lacy is committed to upholding the highest standards for integrity, civility and community service. For information, visit http://collinsandlacy.com/.
About the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association
The SCWCEA is a non-profit organization of over 800 workers’ compensation professionals from throughout the United States. It conducts educational programs and provides educational resources for its members and the general public pertaining to the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act and its administration by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. These programs and resources keep our members up-to-date on the very latest on medical and legal issues related to workers’ comp. For information, visit http://www.scwcea.org/index.htm.