Christian Stegmaier is a shareholder and chair of the firm's Retail/Hospitality/Entertainment Practice Group. In addition to his litigation practice, Christian is an active appellate advocate. Christian also is Professor of Hotel & Restaurant Law at the College of Hospitality, Retail & Sport Management at the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining Collins & Lacy, Christian served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ralph King Anderson, Jr., Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals. Read a detailed biography of Christian Stegmaier here.
Joey McCue is a senior shareholder with Collins & Lacy and chair of the firm's Construction Practice Group. Joey's practice primarly focuses on construction, transportation, premises liability and pesticide litigation. Prior to joining Collins & Lacy in 1997, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Paula H. Thomas. Joey also has 10 years of experience in sales and as a business owner. His reputation in the courtroom and professional standing as an attorney are highly rated by his peers, according to Martindale-Hubbell.
Bennett Crites is a shareholder with Collins & Lacy practicing in 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®. Prior to joining Collins & Lacy, Bennett was an attorney with a law firm in Charleston, South Carolina. 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.
Amy Neuschafer is an associate practicing in appellate advocacy, retail/hospitality/entertainment defense and premises liability. During law school, Amy provided editorial and research assistance to Professor David G. Owen for Products Liability Law, as well as several other articles and publications. Prior to joining Collins & Lacy in 2007, Amy served as a Staff Attorney for the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Anne Marie Hempy is an associate practicing in the areas of workers' compensation and retail/hospitality/entertainment. Anne Marie has successfully appeared before the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission on both hearing and appellate matters. While in law school, Anne Marie worked as a law clerk for Collins & Lacy and served as an Articles Editor for the South Carolina Law Review. Prior to joining Collins & Lacy as an associate, Anne Marie served as a law clerk to the Honorable G. Ross Anderson, Jr., United States District Court, District of South Carolina and worked for a defense firm, where she practiced in professional liability defense.
Charles Appleby is an associate practicing in employment law and retail/hospitality/entertainment liability. In his employment practice, Charles represents employers from all types of industries in litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Charles has represented clients in Circuit Court, United States Federal Court, and has appeared regularly before the South Carolina Employment Securities Commission and Appeals. Charles, originally from Columbia, SC, graduated from the University of Florida and received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. While in law school, he served as the Student Bar Association President and initiated the inaugural University of South Carolina School of Law Career Week. He was also a member of the John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court. Charles worked as a law clerk for Collins & Lacy prior to joining the firm in 2007.