Amity S. Edmonds

Partner

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Biography

Amity S. Edmonds is a partner in the firm’s Greenville, South Carolina, office. Her primary legal practice is workers’ compensation defense. She often represents employers, insurers, self-insured entities and third-party administrators before the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission (SCWCC) in the following industries:

  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Hotel and Hospitality
  • Transportation
  • Trucking
  • Staffing and Employment Agencies
  • Long-Term Healthcare Facilities

Amity’s legal experience has allowed her to defend matters involving many different types of work-related injuries. These claims frequently include:

  • Occupational Exposure and Diseases
  • Orthopaedic and Spinal Injuries
  • Repetitive Trauma
  • Psychological Overlay Injuries
  • Brain Trauma
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Aggravation Claims

Prior to practicing law, Amity had a successful career in sales and management. Through that experience, she learned the importance of effective and consistent communication to ensure client satisfaction and the best possible outcomes. She is thorough, diligent and persistent. Amity prides herself on the ability to provide her clients with personalized attention, loyalty and dedication in protecting their legal interests.

Education

College of Charleston

B.S., Psychology (2002)

Charleston School of Law

J.D., magna cum laude (2012)

Bar Admissions

South Carolina

Associations & Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Greenville Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
    • Annual Bar Convention, YLD Planning Committee (2017)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (SCDTAA)
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (SCWLA)
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (SCWCEA)
    • Annual Medical Seminar Planning Committee (2018 – Present)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers (2021)
  • CALI Award for Excellence
    • Legal Research & Writing
    • Intellectual Property
    • Constitutional Law
    • Workers’ Compensation
  • Charleston Law Review, Student Works Editor
  • Charleston School of Law, Legal Research and Writing Fellow
  • Greenville Business Magazine
    • Legal Elite: Workers’ Compensation Defense (2016 – 2020)
  • South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers Division, Star of the Quarter (2016-2017)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Workers’ Compensation (2019 – 2020)

Community Involvement

  • Greenville Theatre, Board of Directors (2013 – Present)
    • Immediate Past Chair (2019 – 2020)
    • Chair (2018 – 2019)
    • Secretary (2017-2018)
  • Kids’ Chance of South Carolina, Board of Directors (2013 – Present)
    • Annual Gala Chair (2016 – Present)
  • Opportunity Greenville
  • United Way of Greenville (2013 – Present)
    • Palmetto Society Member

News & Articles

Presentations

  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (SCWCEA), One-Day Seminar (2019)
    • Highs and Lows: Drugs in the Workplace (Presenter)
  • American Society of Safety Engineers and Western Carolina RIMS, Chapter Meeting (2015)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (SCDTAA), CLE, Case Law Update (2014)

Capabilities

Practice Areas

Support Staff

Madison Lane

Legal Assistant

864.271.5368

mlane@gwblawfirm.com

Christopher Mason

Paralegal

864.241.7017

cmason@gwblawfirm.com

Shannon Reardon

Paralegal

864.271.5367

sreardon@gwblawfirm.com

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