Amanda Bailey works in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group and focuses her practice on regional business related matters.

Amanda graduated from Appalachian State University in 1998 and earned her law degree from the University of South Carolina, School of Law in 2003.

Prior to joining Burr Forman McNair as an Associate in May 2005, Amanda served two years as a judicial law clerk with the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

Amanda has served as lead and co-counsel in a broad range of cases before special referees, masters in equity, the circuit courts, and federal courts and has successfully represented clients and argued on appeals before the SC Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.

In addition to her regional practice along the Grand Strand, Amanda is licensed in North Carolina and can assist her clients along the coast in both North Carolina and South Carolina.


  • Amanda primarily represents area banking institutions, developers, homeowners' associations, realtors, and businesses in litigation disputes and contract matters in circuit court, federal court and on all appellate courts.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Named, Chambers USA, Litigation: General Commercial (2022)
  • Listed, South Carolina Super Lawyers, "Super Lawyers Rising Star," Civil Litigation: Defense (2014-2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent© Peer Review Rating
  • Order of the Wig and Robe, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Order of the Coif, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Articles Editor for the ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, University of South Carolina
  • Phi Delta Phi, University of South Carolina


Speaking Engagements


Professional & Community

Civic Activities

  • President, Board of Directors, Grand Strand Humane Society, 2009 - 2011
  • Instructor, Horry Georgetown Technical College - Property Law, 2005

Professional Activities

  • Chair, South Carolina Bar, Trial and Appellate Advocacy, 2017
  • Volunteer, High School and Middle School Mock Trials, South Carolina Bar
  • Horry County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association



Donna Baxley
(843) 443-3004

Legal Practice Assistant

Christine Badami
(843) 443-3028

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