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Collins & Lacy Announces Growth of Public Policy Practice

[COLUMBIA, S.C. May 16, 2011] – Collins & Lacy P.C. is pleased to announce the growth of its new public policy and consulting practice. Jon Ozmint, former director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC), joined the firm in February of this year and is spearheading the firm’s efforts in this new practice area. Ozmint brings broad and unique perspective to clients, having also served as Deputy Attorney General and Chief Prosecutor of the State Grand Jury, and as General Counsel for the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR).
“Under Jon’s leadership, the firm’s public policy practice has begun to take shape. We are excited about the potential that this new dimension of the firm offers our business clients,” offered Gray Culbreath, Managing Partner of Collins & Lacy.
Committed to serving businesses on a local, state and national level, Collins & Lacy has recently engaged two new clients, a national correctional health care provider and a large telecommunications company. Recently, Ozmint assisted a client in making a presentation to Dorchester County Council concerning the need for a new and larger detention facility in that county.

“We offer a working knowledge of public policy and years of practical, hands-on experience with the concerns and pressures that impact governmental decision-makers. We put that experience to work for our clients to help them make wise decisions about the investments necessary to achieve results and we assist them in crafting successful strategies for dealing with government at every level.” said Ozmint.

About Collins & Lacy, P.C.
In 2011, Collins & Lacy, P.C., celebrates 27 years of providing legal services to South Carolina. With offices in Columbia, Greenville and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the firm’s primary focus is defense litigation, representing local, regional and national clients in the areas of construction, employment law, hospitality/retail/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. For more information, visit

The general information contained herein is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be, and should not be construed as, legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances.

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