- Business Disputes
- Catastrophic Injury
- Products Liability
- Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
|University ||University of South Carolina, B.A., 1996|
|Law School||University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1999|
|Admitted||1999, South Carolina - including all SC state courts and federal courts|
Civic & Professional Memberships
•Defense Research Institute, Women in the Law Committee, serving as Liaison to the Partnering with Industry Task Force; Insurance Law Committee; Products Liability Committee
•Council for the SC Bar's Torts and Insurance Practice Section
•South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association - Co-chair, Women in the Law Committee; Co-chair, Commercial Litigation Committee
•South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
•Women in Philanthropy, Grants Committee and Community Engagement Committee
Amy Harmon Geddes is a Member in Nexsen Pruet's Columbia, SC office practicing in the areas of insurance, products liability, and commercial and business litigation. Amy has experience in all levels of the South Carolina State Courts, from the Administrative Law Court and Circuit Courts to the Appellate Courts, as well as in the Federal Courts in the District of South Carolina.
Amy received a B.A. degree in English from the University of South Carolina, graduating Magna Cum Laude, with Honors from the South Carolina Honors College, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Amy received her J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity and Student Bar Association. She formerly served as law clerk to the Honorable Alexander S. Macaulay of the Tenth Judicial Circuit.
•Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law, 2015
•Listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars for Insurance Coverage, 2014
• Legal Elite of the Midlands - Insurance Law, 2013
•AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
•International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, 2005
Speaking & Writing
14 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named to Legal Elite of the Midlands
October 16, 2013
Outside Nexsen Pruet
The story of the red stapler
Amy explains, The stapler is like the one in the movie Office Space. It's just funny. It's a red Swingline, and the company actually started making them in response to the demand from the movie. It is such a talking piece for me - anyone who comes into my office notices, and, if they know the movie, they think it's hilarious. It's just funny, and I'm funny.
Yes, she is. Amy doesn't take herself too seriously. Her clients? Very seriously. Her colleagues? Seriously too. Life in general? Not so much.
Amy is happily married and a mother to two daughters. She loves a challenge, and enjoys boating, Gamecock football, and long walks in the rain. (Just kidding.)
|Reported Cases||Notable: Amy's experience includes: Defending bad faith, fraud, misrepresentation and breach of contract claims involving life, automobile and homeowner policies; Defending third-party suits involving claims for negligence, defamation, wrongful death and premises liability, to include slip-and-fall cases and insufficient security claims; Insurance coverage disputes involving rights to benefits, a defense, and/or to indemnity; Issuing coverage opinions and administering examinations under oath; Product liability claims and/or UCC warranty claims involving a variety of products and goods, to include automobile tires, flooring product, commercial trucks, agricultural product, vertical lifts, and human tissue transplants; Asbestos litigation involving various types of equipment and products; Tobacco Escrow and MSA litigation and disputes; Lawsuits involving business disputes and claims such as breach of contract, unfair trade practices, trademark infringement, unfair competition, and civil RICO; Proceedings relating to Medicaid and/or Medicare benefits, to include termination and reimbursement decisions under same; Defending lender liability claims.|
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