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  1. White Collar Crime: 20%
  2. Defective Products: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
  5. Appeals: 20%

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Joel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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Collins & Lacy, PC

P.O. Box 12487
Columbia, SC, 29211


SCGood Standing196803/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Champion for ChildrenSouth Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice2006
James Petigru Compleat Lawyer AwardUniversity of South Carolina2005
Jeter E. Rhodes, Jr., Trial Lawyer of the Year AwardAmerican Board of Trial Advocates (South Carolina Chapter)2002
Distinguished Service AwardClemson University2001
Bronze StarUnited States ArmyN/A
Army Commendation MedalUnited States ArmyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ProfessorClemson University2007 - 2007
FacultyUnited States Military Academy, West Point1972 - 1973
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys AssociationMemberN/A
National Safety CouncilBoard memberN/A
South Carolina BarMemberN/A
International Society of Primerus Law FirmsMemberN/A
John Belton O’Neall Inn of CourtMemberN/A
William T. Howell Pre-Law SocietyFounder & Alumni AdvisorN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesChapter PresidentN/A
American Board of Trial Advocates FoundationPresidentN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesExecutive Committee member2008 - 2009
American Board of Trial Advocates FoundationSecretary of the Board of Trustees2007 - 2007
National Safety CouncilPresident2006 - 2007
International Society of Primerus Law FirmsBoard of Directors2006 - 2007
American Board of Trial AdvocatesTrustee2004 - 2009
Lake Murray-Irmo Rotary ClubRotarian of the Year2002 - 2003
Rotary ClubPresident1996 - 1997
Publication nameTitleDate
Voir Dire (ABOTA)People all over the world yearn to be free & participate in their government2008
Voir DireThe Vacancy Crisis in our Federal Courts1997
West Point PressJunior Officer’s Guide to the Legal Aspects of Command1972
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1968
Clemson UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Masters in TrialCross Examination of Accident Reconstructionist2009