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Amy L. Gaffney, Mediator, Charleston, South Carolina.

Amy L. Gaffney

Diplomate member
Gaffney Lewis, LLC
171 Church Street, Suite 160
Charleston, SC 29401
Tel: (803) 266 1519
Fax: (803) 790-8841
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Recognized to South Carolina Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1995
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24)200
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Amy L. Gaffney is a member of Gaffney Lewis, LLC and practices in the area of general litigation with an emphasis on employment and tort litigation. As a litigator Ms. Gaffney has represented individuals in a variety of employment matters ranging from collective actions on behalf of public and private employees asserting violation of the FLSA, to individual claims of discrimination and harassment. She has assisted employers by drafting employment policies and conducting employee training. Ms. Gaffney has also represented corporations and small businesses in defending tort, products, and pharmacy cases, trying cases through the State.  Finally, Ms. Gaffney has conducted investigations of workplace complaints of discrimination, harassment, unfair pay practices, and retaliation.

 Ms. Gaffney has been a certified mediator since 1995 and has mediated hundreds of employment, tort, and contract cases and has worked with parties to craft resolutions of disputed claims pre-suit. 


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Libel & Slander
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


  • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Queens University of Charlotte (formerly: Queens College) 
  • Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • South Carolina Bar Association; Membership Chair of the Employment Law Section
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Association of Justice
  • National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF)
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Rates Information

$400 per hour; travel billed at 1/2 hourly rate

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