Lee Ellen Bagley

Lee Ellen represents companies and individuals across the state in a variety of civil litigation matters. She handles matters involving allegations of negligence, false imprisonment, defamation, defective products, pharmacy malpractice, and other torts. Lee Ellen serves as Secretary of Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates (“CASA”) Foundation, the governing board of Richland County CASA, which advocates for the best interests of foster children in Richland County Family Court. She is a graduate of the South Carolina Bar Association’s 2014 Leadership Academy and an active member of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association. Lee Ellen is licensed to practice law in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Alabama.

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Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Tort Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Pharmacy Malpractice
  • Products Liability

Academics & Achievements

  • B.A., English, Louisiana State University
  • B.A., Political Science, Louisiana State University, cum laude
  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law
  • SC Bar Association Leadership Academy, Class of 2014
  • SC Women Lawyers Association
  • Legal Elite of the Midlands
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating

Gaffney Lewis Takes Your Situation Seriously

Whether the client is a corporation facing a lawsuit or an individual with a concern, it’s the client’s needs that move the lawyers at Gaffney Lewis, LLC to devise a balanced, efficient, economical approach to resolution.

We are one of South Carolina’s few women-owned, ethnically diverse law firms, certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.


People often ask…

What is it like working with you?

I strive for excellence and am very detail-oriented, but I also try to have fun with my practice.

What do you consider to be some of your unique strengths?

I’ve been fortunate enough in my life to know people of many different backgrounds and circumstances. This allows me to view any given situation through a wider lens, which in turn helps me better understand my client as well as the opposing party.

Are there any special achievements or qualifications that enhance your contribution to your practice areas?

I currently serve as co-chair of the Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Practice Area Committee of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (“NAMWOLF”). This role fosters my relationship with other lawyers across the country, as well as leaders in the industries I serve, allowing me to stay up to date on the concerns and trends facing my clients.

In general, would you say that you are highly devoted to your career?

The practice of law requires the utmost devotion and I can say without a doubt that I give it my all.

In My Spare Time

  • I am a mom to my young daughter, Liza, who teaches me new things every day.
  • My husband and I enjoy spending time outdoors and traveling.
  • I serve as Secretary of the Richland County CASA Foundation Board of Directors.
  • I enjoy photography and anything vintage.
I really enjoyed working with Amy. She was recommended to me by another client and I definitely see why. Once I had her on my side, I felt so confident in her skill and trusted her wholly. She helped resolve my case peacefully and professionally, and I am so grateful for her help. I highly recommend her services. Thank you again Amy! - Client, Charleston, SC

Workplace stability requires sound, clear labor law advice and Gaffney Lewis delivers. From participating in employee trainings to specific counsel on employment matters, we always receive quality balanced advice, that is easy to understand, in a timely affordable fashion. Our company and employees are beneficiaries of Gaffney Lewis’s expertise and professionalism. - Client, Charleston, SC