Amy L. Gaffney is an attorney practicing with Strom Law Firm and she practices in the area of general litigation with an emphasis on employment and tort litigation and mediation. Ms. Gaffney is based in the firm’s Charleston office.
Ms. Gaffney received her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Queens University of Charlotte (formerly: Queens College) in 1991 and her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina in 1994. She practiced with a small firm and a large employment/management law firm prior to starting a solo practice in 1999 where she practiced until she formed Gaffney Lewis & Edwards, LLC, which became Gaffney Lewis, LLC in 2019. Ms. Gaffney joined Strom Law Firm in September 2023.
Ms. Gaffney has extensive litigation experience and for the past 29 years she has represented companies and individuals in a broad range of tort and employment matters, including collective actions for overtime and other pay-related claims. Ms. Gaffney has also conducted internal investigations and negotiated the resolution of tort and employment claims on behalf of companies, including major national retailers. Ms. Gaffney is certified as a mediator by the Supreme Court of South Carolina and has served as a mediator in a number of state and federal court matters since 1995. She also conducts trainings on various aspects of employment law and trial practice.
Ms. Gaffney is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Association of Justice (SCAJ), the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. She is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been recognized by Super Lawyers, Legal Elite of the Midlands, Top Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America, which has awarded her the designation of ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in the area of Employment Law-Individuals in Columbia, SC on three occasions. She is admitted to the Bar of the State of South Carolina, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.