[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 2008. Super Lawyers features attorneys who are selected through a process of considerable polling, detailed research, and peer evaluations based on peer recognition and professional achievement.
Joel’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. He received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University in 1965 and earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1968. Joel 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.