Collins & Lacy Founding Partner Selected as Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”

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Joel Collins, Jr. named Best Lawyers’ 2013 Columbia, SC White-Collar "Lawyer of the Year"

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We are delighted that Joel is being recognized for his commitment to the practice of law in this area... I know it is extremely meaningful to him to be recognized by his peers with this award

Collins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce founding partner, Joel W. Collins, Jr. has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Columbia, SC Criminal Defense: White-Collar "Lawyer of the Year."

The “Lawyer of the Year” is awarded to only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area, making this award particularly significant. Each year, Best Lawyers conducts exhaustive peer-review assessments with thousands of leading lawyers. Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during this process. Collins’ designation as “Lawyer of the Year” for White Collar - Criminal Defense in Columbia, SC reflects the high level of respect he has earned among other leading lawyers in the same community and the same practice area for his ability, professionalism, and integrity.

“We are delighted that Joel is being recognized for his commitment to the practice of law in this area,” said managing partner Ellen Adams. “I know it is extremely meaningful to him to be recognized by his peers with this award.”

Joel Collins is a founding shareholder of the firm, and practices in white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation. 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. Collins maintains an active role in several community organizations including the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and the Lake Murray-Irmo Rotary Club. He currently serves on the National Board of Directors for the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) as well as a Trustee Emeritus for the ABOTA Foundation. Joel was the recipient of the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2012 Leadership in the Law Award, and is a member of the International Society of Barristers.

About Collins & Lacy, P.C.
Collins & Lacy is a defense litigation firm in South Carolina that delivers valuable legal representation for their clients through solid preparation, thorough execution, and client-oriented service aimed at success. With many offices throughout the state, including Columbia, South Carolina, the firm represents local, regional and national clients in the areas of construction, employment law, hospitality/retail and entertainment law, insurance/bad faith, products liability, professional liability, commercial transportation and workers’ compensation. Collins & Lacy is committed to upholding the highest standards for integrity, civility and community service.

Collins & Lacy, P.C. is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

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