Business Defense Law Firm Collins & Lacy Names New Shareholders

[COLUMBIA, S.C. January 20, 2022] – Collins & Lacy, P.C., a leading South Carolina business defense law firm, has announced two attorney elevations.

Workers’ Compensation attorney, Jennifer Newman, and Professional Liability Practice Leader, attorney Robert Peele, were elevated to Shareholder status.

“We’re pleased to recognize the achievements of Jenny and Rob with this elevation,” stated President Christian Stegmaier. “Both attorneys exemplify dedication to their clients, high-quality legal work and an acumen for business development.”

Mrs. Newman represents employers and their carriers against claims and disputes throughout South Carolina. In addition, she serves on the board of PRISMA Health’s Calvary which is dedicated to enhancing the level of cancer care available for families in the Palmetto State.

Mr. Peele defends civil litigation claims and has tried cases in state court involving premises liability, construction defects, and negligence claims. He also serves on the Trucking and Transportation Practice Group. He is a legal resource for professionals, in many disciplines, who are regulated by state licensing and have a pending professional compliant.

Both Newman and Peele have been active in business development and are regular contributors to the firm’s podcast series, The Legal Bench.

About Collins & Lacy, P.C.

Collins & Lacy is a statewide business defense law firm in South Carolina, relentlessly focused on the client experience by delivering valuable legal representation through solid preparation, execution, and client-oriented service aimed at success. With offices in Columbia and Myrtle Beach, the firm represents local, regional, and national clients in the areas of construction, hospitality/retail and entertainment law, insurance/bad faith, products liability, professional liability, commercial, transportation and workers’ compensation. For more information, visit

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