This is a special announcement about the growth of our firm, as well as our most recent updates on our South Carolina Workers' Compensation Law Blog. If you have any questions, please contact Practice Group Chair Ellen Adams.


Collins & Lacy, P.C. Opens Charleston Office & Welcomes Two New Workers' Compensation Attorneys


Collins & Lacy, P.C. Charleston OfficeWe are pleased to announce the opening of our new Charleston location, with three attorneys joining Collins & Lacy: Bennett Crites (practicing in products liability, commercial transportation and insurance coverage) and the newest members of our Workers' Compensation practice group, Mikell Wyman and Tom BaconYou can read more about each of them below.


We couldn't be happier to grow our group to twelve workers' compensation attorneys poised to defend businesses all across the state of South Carolina, from Greenville to Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach. We welcome Mikell, Tom and Bennett to the Collins & Lacy Family!


Mikell Wyman Collins & Lacy Workers' Compensation

Mikell H. Wyman


Mikell Wyman started his 10-year legal career at a small firm working in civil litigation, family law, residential real estate and workers' compensation defense matters. He later joined a larger firm in its Charleston, South Carolina office to focus his practice solely in the area of workers' compensation defense. Mikell has developed particular experience in the defense of pulmonary injury/inhalation claims. Mikell graduated from The Citadel with a degree in Political Science and later obtained his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. While in law school, he served as an editor of the South Carolina Environmental Law Journal.


Tom Bacon Collins & Lacy Workers' Compensation

William Thomas Bacon IV


Tom Bacon has spent seven years practicing solely in workers' compensation. Tom has represented large and small businesses, insurance companies and uninsured employers, and he has successfully argued cases to the Full Workers' Compensation Commission, Circuit Court and Supreme Court. After earning his dual degree in Political Science and History at Furman University, Tom earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.


Bennett Crites Collins & Lacy

J. Bennett Crites III


Bennett Crites' practice focuses on products liability, premises liability, automobile negligence, defamation, insurance bad faith and commercial trucking law. Bennett has experience in litigating cases from minor injury to wrongful death and catastrophic injury. Super Lawyers has identified Bennett as a Rising Star. He also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable R. Markley Dennis, Jr. and has corporate experience in the financial sector. Bennett earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from The Citadel.


Make it a Favorite: SC Workers' Comp Law Blog 



Our blog is regularly updated with timely articles on legal issues affecting workers' comp law in South Carolina. If you haven't already done so, go ahead and add the South Carolina Workers' Comp Law Blog to your internet favorites. Here's a look at some other blog posts regarding recent changes to the practice of workers' comp in the Palmetto State.

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