International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Columbia Attorney
Joseph S. McCue

Phone: 803.256.2660


Languages: English

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Transportation
  • Construction
  • Professional Liability
  • Retail / Hospitality / Entertainment


  • Architecture/Engineering
  • Building Materials
  • Commercial Construction
  • Residential Construction
  • Restaurants/Clubs


  • University of South Carolina, Juris Doctor
  • University of South Carolina, B.S., Industrial Relations B.S., Marketing

Bar & Court Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Joey McCue is a senior shareholder with Collins & Lacy and chair of the firm’s Construction Practice Group. Joey’s practice primarly focuses on construction, transportation, premises liability, professional liability and pesticide litigation.  Prior to joining Collins & Lacy in 1997, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Paula H. Thomas.  Joey also has 10 years of experience in sales and as a business owner. His reputation in the courtroom and professional standing as an attorney are highly rated by his peers, according to Martindale-Hubbell.

Practice Focus/Trial Experience

  • Construction Litigation: defense of developers, general contractors and sub-contractors, including multi-million dollar construction defect trials, with million dollar exposure, resolved through mediation. 
  • Transportation Litigation: defense of tractor trailers and buses involving allegations of death and brain injury.
  • Premises Liability: including “trip and falls” and “slip and falls” for national fast-food chains and retailers.  
  • Professional Liability: representing other lawyers and law firms in the defense of malpractice.
  • Pest Control Litigation: including the representation of licensed pest control operators in wood infestation and structural sub-structure repair work claims, with hands-on experience in pesticide application and inspections, as well as sub-structure repair.

Professional, Civic, and Community Involvement

  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms
  • YMCA Youth Soccer Coach
  • Eastminster Presbyterian Church – Elder

Papers, Presentations, and Publications

  • Building a Framework for Fixing Construction Issues, South Carolina HBA’s South Carolina Builder, December 2010, Co-Author
  • Speaker, AIG Construction Group Conference, San Ramone, CA,  2006
  • Speaker, AIG Construction Group Conference, San Ramone, CA,  2003

Articles & Publications

I Liked It When I Signed It– But I Don’t Like It Now: Limitation Of Liability Clauses – Joey McCue and Logan Wells

Attorney News & Announcements

Collins & Lacy Attorney Appointed to Board of International Christian Organization

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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