Amy E. McLaren practices in the firms Charleston, South Carolina office. She received a bachelor of arts degree from James Madison University and graduated, cum laude, with a master of arts degree in southern American history from the College of Charleston. Prior to law school, Amy worked as an editor for a local and regional history publication company.She received her juris doctor degree from Charleston School of Law in 2013.
As a law student, Amy was selected as a member of the Honor Council and as an Executive Editor of Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution. She worked as a research fellow and had the opportunity to present draft legislation regarding healthcare and financial regulation in Washington, D.C. during her fellowship. She received the CALI Award for Excellence in Insurance Law and upon graduation, received the Outstanding Public Service Award. Amy is admitted to practice law in the State of South Carolina, Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United State District Courts for the Western District of Virginia and District of South Carolina. She has litigated in both state and federal courts, primarily in insurance defense, she was previously named a Virginia "Rising Star", and in 2019, was named a South Carolina "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers.
As a former ballet dancer, Amy is active in the arts community and currently serves on the board of directors for the South Carolina Theatre Association. She loves to cheer on the Virginia Tech Hokies with her family every football season.