Amy Hill is a litigation attorney and partner practicing out of the firm’s Columbia, South Carolina, office.  With a degree in accounting, her legal practice places an emphasis on business and commercial litigation with a particular focus on probate litigation as well as lender liability and FINRA litigation.  Amy also represents attorneys in malpractice claims and disciplinary matters.

Amy routinely represents individuals, as well as large and small businesses in commercial litigation matters before state courts, federal courts, and arbitration panels.  Matters often handled by Amy in this area of the law include representing:

  • beneficiaries or personal representatives in estate disputes and will contests
  • trustees in allegations of breach of their fiduciary duty
  • banks in lender liability lawsuits
  • broker-dealers or brokers in both industry and customer disputes
  • members or shareholders in the winding down and distribution of entity assets, including minority oppression claims, if they arise

Amy also dedicates a portion of her practice to professional liability defense centering on the legal profession.  Amy’s experience in this area has allowed her the opportunity to represent clients in a number of different types of legal specific liability issues including:

  • Attorneys and law firms defending against malpractice claims.
  • Attorneys and law firms that are the subject of an investigation by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.
  • Helping attorneys navigate professional responsibility issues that might arise in their practice such as questions about advertising, trust accounts or conflicts of interest.

Amy places a high value on the level of service she provides her clients. She understands that clients value excellent service and regular communication as importantly as legal skill.  As a result, Amy strives to exceed client expectations and satisfaction in every matter.

Articles, Presentations & Publications

The Ins and Outs of Non-Compete Agreements

According to a March, 2016, U.S. Department of the Treasury report, nearly 30 million workers are covered by a non-compete agreement.[i] These workers run the gamut from CEOs to sandwich makers.[ii] It is important for firms and individuals to understand the importance of these clauses and to enter into agreements knowing what is expected and required of them if the employee were ever to leave. Further, when an employee does leave, the new (hiring) employer, the employee, and the former employer all have important factors to consider.

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Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
    • Member of the House of Delegates
    • Professional Responsibility Committee Chair, 2014-2016
    • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee Chair, 2011-2013
    • Ethics Advisory Committee, 2006-2008
    • New Building Committee 2008
  •  Richland County Bar
    •  President 2015
    •  Executive Committee 2009-2016
    •  Honors and Awards Committee 2016-Present
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers
    •  Cinderella Project  Chair 2004-2006
    •   Minority and Diversity Committee Co-Chair 2006-2009
  •  South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Foundation
    • Vice-Chair, 2010-2011

Honors and Awards

  • Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, 2009 – 2014, 2016
  • Legal Elite – Business Litigation, Columbia Business Monthly, 2016
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers
    • Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2016-Present
    • Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2012 – 2014
  • Compleat Lawyer Award Silver Medallion, USC Law School Alumni Association, 2013
  • Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Female Litigators in America, 2012
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division “Star of the Quarter”, 2004 – 2005, 2008 – 2009
  • Richland County Bar Association Civic Star Award, 2006

Community Involvement

  • The Friends of Richland County Public Library
    • Board Member
  • Brockman Elementary
    • Volunteer
  • Leadership Columbia, Class of 2007
  • Women to Work
    • Event Coordinator, 2007
    • Project Volunteer, 2004-2005
  • Cinderella Project, South Carolina Bar
    • Co-Chair, 2003 – 2006
  • Salvation Army Remodel-A-Room Project
    • Participant, 2005
  • Women to Work Project
    • Volunteer, 2004 – 2005

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina Bar, 2000
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2000
    • Environmental Law Journal
  • Clemson University, B.S. in Accounting, 1996
  • Summer Legal Study in Capetown, South Africa through University of Florida,
    • Levin College of Law, 1999