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Peter H. Dworjanyn
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Columbia Attorney
Peter H. Dworjanyn

Phone: 803.256.2660


Languages: English

Leadership: CLE Chair of Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Practice Group

Pete Dworjanyn is a shareholder and chair of Collins & Lacy’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group and founding author of the South Carolina Insurance Law Blog. Pete also practices in workers’ compensation.  Following law school, Pete served as a law clerk for the Honorable Julius H. Baggett, Eleventh Judicial Circuit and as Assistant Solicitor in the Eleventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office.  Prior to joining Collins & Lacy in 1999, Pete was in private practice, focusing on civil litigation.  Pete’s reputation has earned him a BV rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He also is one of the Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Greater Columbia Business Monthly recognized Pete as one of the 2012 Midlands Legal Elite in the area of insurance coverage.


  • University of South Carolina, Juris Doctor
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., International Studies, Minor, Business Administration


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


  • Excess Insurance
  • Insurance Agents/Brokers
  • Primary Insurance


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Practice Focus/Trial Experience

  • Insurance Coverage: representing American and international insurance companies in litigation involving coverage disputes, first party claims, commercial liability, errors and omissions and bad faith claims.
  • Workers’ Compensation: representing clients in every stage of the Workers’ Compensation process, including discovery, hearings, appeals and mediation.

Awards and Recognition

  • South Carolina Super Lawyer® (2013 - 2014)
  • Best Lawyers© (2010-2015)
  • Midlands Legal Elite (2012 & 2014)

Professional, Civic, and Community Involvement

  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Insurance Law Committee
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms
  • Youth Soccer Coach

Papers, Presentations, and Publications

  • Background and History of Bad Faith Insurance Issues in South Carolina, including Consent Judgments, Recent Trends, and how to Avoid Bad Faith, Lorman Education Services, November 9, 2010
  • Bad Faith Litigation, National Business Institute, December 16 – 18, 2008
  • Speaker, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association & Claims Management Association of South Carolina Joint Meeting, July 26, 2008, Asheville, NC

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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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