|Post by Stan Lacy|
It is my pleasure to introduce you to my friend and partner Pete Dworjanyn who will be contributing to our blog for the next two weeks. Pete is an equity shareholder and a member of the management committee. He brings a different prospective to the workers’ compensation blog because he also is the attorney who chairs our insurance coverage practice group.
Pete’s dad’s family left Ukraine before the Russians took over at the end of WWII, settling in Australia, where he married Pete’s mom. The family, including Pete’s three sisters, grew up in Camden, S.C., although they did live in Sydney for six months when Pete was in high school.
Pete graduated from the University of South Carolina (USC) and the USC School of Law. After law school he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Julius H. Baggett and as Assistant Solicitor (prosecutor) in the Eleventh Circuit. Before joining Collins & Lacy in 1999, he was in private practice, focusing on civil litigation. Pete was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in 2010 and 2011 for his work in workers’ compensation law. Pete enjoys representing employers, and he finds the work most rewarding when the employer is involved in the defense or handling of the claim.
Pete and his wife, Beth, have two sons, Jack and Nick , and a dog who thinks he is a son, Lucky. Pete and his family enjoy skiing, traveling, camping, mountain biking and cooking , and do not enjoy Algebra homework.
He has been a member of the Collins & Lacy family for 15 years. He starts blogging tomorrow, so be sure to check in. – Stan