Three attorneys from the law firm of Gaffney Lewis & Edwards were included in the 2017 Legal Elite of the Midlands.

Attorneys recognized in the publication include:

·       Regina Hollins Lewis – Labor & Employment and Business Litigation

·       Susan Rawls Edwards – Family Law

·       Michelle Boykin Matthews – Family Law

“We are gratified to have three of our Columbia office attorneys recognized,” said partner Amy Gaffney.  “This is well deserved peer recognition.”

Lewis, a partner with the firm, focuses her defense litigation practice on employment and tort.  A certified mediator since 2008, she also has an active mediation practice mediating Federal and state cases of employment or personal injury focus.

Edwards, also a partner with the firm has extensive litigation experience. For the past ten years she has focused her practice in the area of domestic matters including high net worth divorces, asset valuation issues related to equitable division of marital estates and high conflict custody actions.

Matthews, an associate with the firm, focuses her practice in the area of family law including domestic issues and family court.


Founded in 2007, Gaffney Lewis & Edwards is one of South Carolina’s few women-owned, ethnically diverse law firms with offices in Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina. The firm holds an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell and is certified by the WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE NATIONAL COUNCIL. Attorneys in the firm have experience defending corporations and business owners against premises liability and various other tort claims. Additional areas of practice include domestic litigation, employment litigation, and investigations and alternative dispute resolution. For more information, please visit

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