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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Important Update

Important Update

GaffneyLewis, like a number of law firms, has enacted full-time remote operations in an effort to reduce rates of transmission of the Covid-19 virus.

Although we will not be physically present in our offices, we have confirmed our remote access tools and our business continuity procedures are in place to ensure our business operations remain fully functional. It is our goal to maintain business operations as usual in a way that protects our staff, clients and visitors. We would like to assure you that every member of our team continues to work diligently to maintain the level of service that we strive to provide every day.


We will be communicating remotely by phone and email. Please continue to contact any of our team members by phone or email as usual. Phone calls are still being received during office hours and answered by a member of our team. After hours, you may leave a voicemail for the person that you are trying to reach and they will return your call promptly within normal operating hours (9am – 5pm). You may continue to use the contact form on this page to send us an email. You may still schedule consultations and mediations via email or phone.


Court hearings, mediations and other conferences and client meetings will be held via teleconference or video conference.

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