Collins & Lacy Recognized on 2023 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Collins & Lacy, P.C. has earned high honors for multiple practice areas in the 2023 edition of the “Best Law Firms” rankings.

The firm has received Tier One honors in Construction Law, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants, and Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers. Also earned: Tier Two honors in Criminal Defense: White Collar and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants as well as Tier Three honors in Mediation.

Firms recognized in the “Best Law Firms” rankings have been identified by their professional excellence as shown by consistently positive feedback from clients and peers. Eligibility for this honor requires that at least one attorney at the firm be included in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Collins & Lacy qualified when six attorneys at the firm were selected to receive this exclusive award, presented to only the top 5% of lawyers in the United States. Joel Collins Jr., Stanford Lacy, Christian Stegmaier, Claude Prevost III, Ellen Adams, and Ashley Kirkham earned honors across various practice areas. Additionally, Jennifer Newman was named on the Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch report.

“Best Law Firms” is a collaboration between U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. This is the thirteenth consecutive year that these rankings have been presented.

Collins & Lacy is a statewide business defense firm in South Carolina that delivers valuable legal representation for our clients through solid preparation, thorough 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, corporate and business law, employment law, 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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