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Greater Columbia Business Monthly’s 2012 Legal Elite of the Midlands recognizes six attorneys from Collins & Lacy, P.C.

Collins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce six Collins & Lacy attorneys have been recognized by their peers as members of the Greater Columbia Business Monthly’s 2012 Legal Elite of the Midlands.

Over the summer, Columbia Business Monthly invited the 1,397 Midlands attorneys who are members of the South Carolina Bar Association to nominate the top attorneys in 20 practice areas. From these nominations, the Legal Elite were selected for each practice area. The following Collins & Lacy attorneys received this honor:

Ellen Adams – Workers’ Compensation
Ellen currently serves as the founding partner of Collins & Lacy. She has enjoyed a 20-year career in the practice of Workers’ Compensation and also has experience in general litigation and professional liability.

Charles Appleby – Corporate Business
Charles is an associate practicing in employment law, retail/hospitality/entertainment liability and construction defect litigation. In his employment practice, Charles represents employers from all types of industries in litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Pete Dworjanyn – Insurance
Pete is the chair of the firm’s Insurance Coverage practice area representing American and international insurance companies in litigation involving coverage disputes, first party claims, commercial liability, errors and omissions and bad faith claims. He is also the founding author of the South Carolina Insurance Law Blog.

Lee Floyd – Insurance
Lee is an associate practicing in insurance coverage products liability, commercial transportation and professional negligence. Lee also practices in the area of subrogation litigation, representing American and international insurance companies in litigation to recover amounts paid for substantial property loss claims.

Jon Ozmint – Governmental Affairs
Jon is a shareholder and chair of the Collins & Lacy Public Policy practice group. His practice focuses on governmental and regulatory affairs, consulting and crisis management at the federal, state and local levels. Jon's practice also encompasses employment-related issues, professional liability, professional/occupational licensing representation, white collar criminal defense and complex litigation.

Scott Wallinger – Commercial Transportation
Scott is a shareholder and chair of the firm’s Professional Liability practice group. Scott’s practice focuses on complex litigation, particularly relating to defense of suits against motor carriers, insurers, businesses and professionals. He frequently defends clients against claims of catastrophic injury and wrongful death.

“Collins & Lacy is committed to providing our clients with excellent legal representation”, said Stan Lacy, founding partner of Collins & Lacy. “It is exciting to see so many of our attorneys being recognized for the work that they enjoy doing each day.”

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