clear
Thursday September 3rd, 2015 9:31PM

Prominent attorney to speak at RMA

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - Joel W. Collins, a prominent attorney and founding partner of Collins & Lacy, P.C., will address an audience at Riverside Military Academy (RMA) during the Character Development program on October 3. <br /> <br /> Collins is a 1961 graduate of Riverside Military Academy who earned his law degree at the University of South Carolina - School of Law. Following graduation from USC, he served four years in the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAGC) of the U.S. Army and served one year in Viet Nam with the Americal Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medals. <br /> <br /> At the U.S. Military Academy, Collins served as an assistant professor of law. He was later appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina where he focused on the investigation and prosecution of white-collar criminal cases.<br /> <br /> Collins established his own law practice in 1982, which later became Collins & Lacy. He has held numerous leadership positions in civic organizations including the Rotary Club, the National Safety Council and the ABOTA Foundation. <br /> <br /> Collins is a resident of Columbia, SC. He has been named the Columbia, SC "Lawyer of the Year" 2013 for White Collar - Criminal Defense by Best Lawyers in America©, one of the oldest and most respected peer-reviews in the legal profession.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
Qualifying continuing for municipal elections in Hall County
By AccessWDUN Staff
8:25AM ( 10 hours from now )
Domestic dispute sees Gainesville baby abandoned on Rabbittown roadway
Two Gainesville residents involved in a domestic dispute were arrested Thursday afternoon after they abandoned their baby on the side of a Rabbittown road.
8:37PM ( 54 minutes ago )
Report: Dog charged police, prompting gunfire in wrong home
A dog charged police officers who entered the wrong Atlanta home searching for a burglar, prompting gunfire that seriously wounded an officer, injured the homeowner and killed the animal, according to a police report released Thursday.
6:43PM ( 2 hours ago )
The Latest: Attorney for jailed clerk says decision unprecedented in American law
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — The latest on the county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage (all times local):5:20 p.m.An attorney for a Ke...
6:03PM ( 3 hours ago )
Settlement reached for one Hall Co. firefighter injured in 2014 training accident
One of the Hall County firefighters injured in a training accident in July 2014 has reached a settlement with Sutphen Corporation, the company who manufactured the ladder truck that malfunctioned in the accident.
2:52PM ( 6 hours ago )