[COLUMBIA, S.C.] Collins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce that founding partner, Joel W. Collins, Jr., has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers – Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008 for his work in Civil Litigation Defense. The Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition features attorneys throughout the United States who are selected through a rigorous selection process that includes considerable polling, research and evaluation, peer recognition and professional achievement.
Joel received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University in 1965. He is a member of the University of South Carolina Law School Class of 1968 which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Joel’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. He is currently serving as the President of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates. ABOTA is the national organization of experienced trial attorneys dedicated to preserving the constitutional right to jury trials. In 2005, he received the James Petigru Compleat Lawyer Award from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Joel is listed as one of South Carolina’s preeminent attorneys according to Martindale-Hubbell.