- University of South Carolina, Juris Doctor
- Cum Laude
- University of North Carolina, B.A., Communication Studies
Bar & Court Admissions
- South Carolina
- U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- Collins & Lacy almost Triples the Number of Attorneys Selected as South Carolina Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars®
- Primerus Paradigm Magazine Features Collins & Lacy's Community Service Initiatives
- Founding Partner Joel Collins Explains What Being a Primerus Member Means to Collins & Lacy
- Collins & Lacy Announces the Growth of Myrtle Beach Office
- Collins & Lacy Welcomes Amy Neuschafer
Amy L. Neuschafer
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Amy Neuschafer is an associate practicing in appellate advocacy, retail/hospitality/entertainment defense and premises liability. Amy was most recently honored as a South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star® 2013. There are no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state named to the Rising Stars list.
During law school, Amy provided editorial and research assistance to Professor David G. Owen for Products Liability Law, as well as several other articles and publications. Prior to joining Collins & Lacy in 2007, Amy served as a Staff Attorney for the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Practice Focus/Trial Experience
- Retail/Hospitality/Entertainment: defending national and regional leaders in the retail, hospitality and entertainment sectors doing business in South Carolina in claims alleging premises liability, loss prevention, food adulteration, third party torts and alcohol liability. Also involved in matters pertaining to licensure and other administrative decisions of state regulatory agencies.
- Premises Liability: representing retail and restaurant clients in personal injury actions arising from "slip and fall" and "trip and fall" cases.
- Appellate Advocacy: draft of appeals, case preparation and internal advisor on appellate cases.
Awards and Recognition
- South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star® 2013
- CALI Award, Products Liability Research Problems
Professional, Civic and Community Involvement
- Richland County Bar Association
- South Carolina Bar
- Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
- South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
- South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
- ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal
- University of South Carolina, Order of the Wig & Robe
- Defense Research Institute
- International Society of Primerus Law Firms
- University of North Carolina Alumni Association
Papers, Presentations & Publications
- "It Must Be Something I Ate–Causation in Food Liability Cases," South Carolina Lawyer, March 201, at 16-19
- "Court rules plaintiff bit off more than he could chew," South Carolina Retail Hospitality Blog, June 2012