Collins & Lacy announces new leadership

August 21, 2017

COLUMBIA, SC – Collins & Lacy, P.C. has announced its new Management Committee to lead the firm effective August 2017. These voting shareholders were strategically chosen to represent the talent and depth of the statewide law firm, and include Christian Stegmaier, Chris Adams, and Brian Comer. These attorneys are institutional fixtures within the firm and combined have spent approximately 50 years defending the businesses of South Carolina.

“This is an exciting time for our firm as we build on past successes and look ahead to future growth,” said Christian Stegmaier, management committee chair. “I have the privilege to work with talented and dedicated professionals who are committed to delivering an excellent client experience on a day in, day out basis.”

Christian Stegmaier focuses his practice in retail and hospitality law and professional liability. He defends national and regional leaders doing business in South Carolina in claims involving premises liability, loss prevention, food adulteration, third-party torts, and alcohol liability. He is national alcohol liability counsel to one of the world’s largest restaurant concepts.

Chris Adams dedicates his practice to defending general contractors, developers, architects, engineers, manufacturers, and subcontractors in areas of construction defect litigation, mechanics liens, and design professional litigation, as well as cases involving catastrophic bodily injury that occur on construction sites.

Brian Comer is experienced in representing medical providers, attorneys, actuaries, and other service providers in professional negligence litigation, as well as financial advisors in broker-dealer actions in state court and in arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He also has substantial past experience in defending pharmaceutical manufactures and defends equipment and machinery manufacturers in claims arising from alleged product defects.



Christian Stegmaier, Chris Adams, and Brian Comer


About Collins & Lacy, P.C.

Collins & Lacy is a statewide business defense firm in South Carolina relentlessly focused on the client experience by delivering valuable legal representation 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, hospitality/retail and entertainment law, insurance/bad faith, products liability, professional liability, commercial transportation and workers’ compensation. For more information, visit