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Charles A. Kinney
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Trucking Defense
  • Products Liability Defense

Columbia Attorney
Charles A. Kinney

Phone: 803.256.2660


Languages: English

Charles is an associate practicing in the areas of professional liability, product liability, and trucking defense. He has experience working in aspects of professional and general liability, as well as transportation, commercial, civil, criminal, and domestic litigation.

Charles grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina, and then received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of South Carolina. He earned his Juris Doctor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, graduating on the Dean’s List. Prior to working at Collins & Lacy, PC, Charles worked as an associate defending clients through all civil litigation, often practicing in the area of professional liability, and has dealt with various casualty claims. He has also been the sole attorney of a personal injury firm, where he handled all litigation cases beginning from the initial client meeting to the settlement or trial.

Charles lives in Columbia with his wife, Elizabeth, and two children. Through his involvement with the SC Bar, Charles has had the opportunity to mentor a child at Epworth Children’s Home, with bi-weekly visits.

Practice Areas

  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Trucking Defense


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor
    – Dean’s List
  • University of South Carolina, BA in Political Science

Bar & Court Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Banking
  • Consumer Products
  • FINRA Arbitration
  • Forest Products
  • Healthcare
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers
  • Municipalities

Practice Focus/Trial Experience

  • Professional Liability: defending individuals in various professions including insurance, healthcare, the financial sector and others
  • Trucking Defense: representing regional and national motor carriers, bus companies and their drivers in personal injury actions and cargo claims arising from commercial vehicle accidents.

Awards & Recognition

  • Certified Litigation Management Professional designation (CLMP)

Professional, Civic, & Community Involvement

  • South Carolina Bar Association
    – Ethics Advisory Committee
    – Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
    – Professional Liability Committee
    – Resolution of Fee Disputes Board
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorney Association (SCDTAA)
    – Member and Chair of Government Liability Committee
  • Claims Litigation Management Alliance
  • U.S. District Court – District of South Carolina
  • Epworth Children’s Home, Mentor
  • Contemporaries for the Columbia Museum of Art
  • Columbia Historical Foundation, Palladium Society

Contact This Firm

Collins & Lacy, P.C.

1330 Lady Street
Sixth Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
United States

Law Firm Contact: Joel Collins, Jr. / Christian Stegmaier

Tel: 803.256.2660

Fax: 803.771.4484



Member Since: 1996

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