Collins & Lacy, P.C. Elects Ellen Adams as Managing Partner

September 6, 2011

COLUMBIA, SC – September 6, 2011 – Collins & Lacy, P.C. announced Ellen M. Adams has been elected managing partner of the statewide business defense lawfirm. As managing partner, Adams joins an elite group. Only 15 percentof managing partners in law firms across the country are women,according to the American Bar Association (ABA). Adams, whose 20 year career at Collins & Lacy has involvedmore than 1,000 cases, was elected by her peers to lead the firm.

Adams is a native of Cayce, S.C. She received her Juris Doctor from theUniversity of South Carolina School of Law. She has argued cases to theFull Workers’ Compensation Commission, Circuit Court, Court of Appealsand Supreme Court. She has been repeatedly named one of the Best Lawyersin America©.

“Ellen’s election as managing partner shows our firm’s faith in herabilities as a lawyer and a leader. I look forward to seeing what weaccomplish next under her leadership,” said Stan Lacy, who co-foundedthe firm in 1984 with Joel Collins.

Adams says her first order of business is to enable the firm to continueto do what it already does, which is effectively and efficiently serveclients across the state of South Carolina.

“We are noted for our youthful energy, talent, teamwork, diversity andknow-how,” says Adams.  “At Collins & Lacy, we have earned ourreputation with uncompromising commitment to helping South Carolinabusinesses stay in business. I look forward to being a strategic part ofour firm’s continued growth and commitment to serving the SouthCarolina business community.”

About Collins & Lacy, P.C.

In 2011, Collins & Lacy, P.C., celebrates27 years of providing legal services to SouthCarolina.  Withoffices in Columbia, Greenvilleand Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the firm’s primary focus isdefense litigation, representing local, regional and national clients in theareas of construction, employment law, hospitality/retail/entertainment law,insurance/bad faith, products liability, professional liability, transportationand workers’ compensation.   Collins& Lacy is committed to upholding the highest standards for integrity,civility and community service. For information, visit