Lacey L. Houghton

Partner / Charleston

Lacey is based in the firm’s Charleston office and practices general civil litigation across Georgia and South Carolina. Her current practice focuses on cases involving medical malpractice, correctional healthcare, and premises liability. Lacey handles a wide variety of professional liability matters, and frequently defends lawyers, accountants, real estate and banking professionals, as well as corporate directors and officers in errors and omissions liability cases. In addition to serving her clients through the conclusion of trial court proceedings, Lacey has significant appellate experience in state and federal court.

Prior to joining Copeland, Stair, Valz & Lovell,  Lacey worked at a business litigation firm in Saint Simons Island, Georgia, where her practice included an emphasis on banking and lending litigation, as well as real estate, land use, and development litigation. Lacey held executive leadership roles in both the local and Georgia State Bar Young Lawyers Division, and served as legal advisor for the Board of Directors of United Way of Coastal Georgia.

Lacey earned her B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Georgia, summa cum laude, and her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law, cum laude.