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Ashley KirkhamCollins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce Ashley Kirkham has been elected to serve on the Kids’ Chance of South Carolina Board of Directors.

Founded in 1992 by members of the workers’ compensation community, Kids’ Chance of South Carolina aims to aid the children of South Carolina workers who have been fatally or catastrophically injured in a work-related accident. Through more than $800,000 in scholarships to this date, Kids’ Chance has allowed these children to pursue their educational dreams without financial burden.

Kirkham’s inaugural event with the organization will be the 3rd Annual Denim and Diamonds Galaheld on February 20th. An evening long dinner, awards ceremony, and silent auction to raise scholarship funds for these children, the gala will feature guest speaker Judge Casey Manning and live music by the Summer Daze Band. To learn more about the event, visit their website at

“Ashley is the perfect person to serve on the Kids’ Chance board,” said Scott Wallinger, chair of the firm’s management committee. “She has the intelligence, eagerness, and kindness that are fitting and necessary for an organization that does so much good within our state.”

Kirkham is a Collins & Lacy associate practicing workers’ compensation defense. In addition to her involvement with Kids’ Chance of South Carolina, she volunteers her time at the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division through organizations such as the Special Olympics and through drafting estate planning documents for first responders. Kirkham received her undergraduate degree in political science from Clemson University and earned her Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law.

“I am excited to continue aiding the children of South Carolina workers who have been injured on the job,” said Kirkham. “Alongside my workers’ compensation practice, it is very fulfilling to find another avenue to assist these people, and I look forward to the opportunities and experience this position will bring for me.”

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