Amy L. B. Hill

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Biography

Amy L. B. Hill is a litigation attorney and partner based in the firm’s Columbia, South Carolina, office. With a degree in accounting, her legal practice places an emphasis on business and commercial litigation assisting her clients with monetary disputes in many different aspects of their personal life and business practices. She has particularly focused on probate litigation as well as lender liability and FINRA arbitration. Amy also represents attorneys in malpractice claims and disciplinary matters.

Amy routinely represents individuals as well as large and small businesses 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 much as legal skill. As a result, Amy strives to exceed client expectations and satisfaction in every matter.

Education

Clemson University

B.S., Accounting (1996)

University of South Carolina School of Law

J.D. (2000)

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina Bar
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Associations & Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar
    • President (2015)
    • Executive Committee (2009 – 2016)
    • Honors and Awards Committee (2016 – Present)
  • 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)
    • Judicial Qualifications Committee, Member
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
    • Cinderella Project, Chair (2004 – 2006)
    • Minority and Diversity Committee, Co-Chair (2006 – 2009)
    • YLD Foundation, Vice-Chair (2010 – 2011)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (SCDTAA)
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (SCWLA)

Honors & Awards

  • Benchmark Litigation
    • Future Star (2009 – 2014, 2016)
    • Top 250 Female Litigators in America (2012)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation (2020 – 2021)
  • Columbia Business Monthly, Legal Elite
    • Legal Elite: Business Litigation (2016, 2020)
    • Legal Elite: Banking & Finance (2020)
  • Richland County Bar Association Civic Star Award (2006)
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, Star of the Quarter (2004 – 2005, 2008 – 2009)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2016 – 2020)
    • Rising Star, Business Litigation (2012 – 2014)
  • USC Law School Alumni Association, Compleat Lawyer Award, Silver Medallion (2013)

Community Involvement

  • Brockman Elementary, Volunteer
  • Leadership Columbia, Class of 2007
  • Richland Library Friends and Foundation, Board Member (2012 – 2018)
  • South Carolina Bar, Cinderella Project, Co-Chair (2003 – 2006)
  • Salvation Army Remodel-A-Room Project (2005)
  • University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Council, Vice President
  • Women to Work
    • Event Coordinator (2007)
    • Project Volunteer (2004 – 2005)

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