[COLUMBIA, S.C., October 11, 2011] – Collins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce founding partnerStanford E. Lacy has been named Lawyer of the Year for his work in workers’ compensation law in South Carolina.
Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, designated Lacy as the “ Columbia, SC Best Lawyers Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. Lacy is the only attorney in the the Columbia metro region to receive this honor. The region includes Camden, Columbia, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Sumter and West Columbia.
Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate Stan Lacy on being selected as the ‘ Columbia, SC Best Lawyers Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers Lawyer of the Year’ for 2012.”
After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”
Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.
“Stan’s designation as Lawyer of the Year affirms what we at Collins & Lacy already know – 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 Managing Partner Ellen Adams.