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Amy S. Flanary-Smith

Special Counsel
Columbia | 803.253.6853
Raleigh | By Appointment Only
Fax | 803.255.8017

Amy Flanary-Smith is special counsel in Parker Poe’s Columbia office. An experienced health care lawyer and teacher, Amy is licensed in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Maryland. Her practice focuses on administrative representation, compliance, and operational counseling for hospitals, clinical laboratories, physicians, and researchers. Amy is a frequent speaker and trainer for health care organizations in the areas of advance directives, guardianships, end of life decision making, and informed consent. In 2019 she was the primary author of House Bill 3602, which amended the South Carolina Adult Health Care Consent Act to allow a close friend to make health care decisions on behalf of an incapacitated patient. 

Amy’s law school teaching experience includes health care law, disability law, and legal research and writing, and she has taught health care law to undergraduate health policy majors as well. Her practice experience includes litigation on behalf of health care providers at all levels of state court, including administrative proceedings, trial court proceedings, and appellate proceedings in both North and South Carolina. Prior to rejoining Parker Poe in 2017, Amy represented a North Carolina hospital for nine years, providing advice and assistance in a variety of operational areas.

Amy earned her B.A. in biology with a minor in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995 and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar (1998), the South Carolina Bar (2017), and the Maryland Bar (2020).

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Honors & Awards

  • Furman University Diversity Leaders Initiative Graduate (Riley Fellow), 2020
  • Leadership South Carolina, Class of 2018


  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association Health Law Section
  • North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys, Board of Directors, 2012-2016; Co-Chair, Legal Alerts Subcommittee, 2013-15; Chair, Membership Committee, 2015
  • North Carolina Partnership for Compassionate Care, Statewide Steering Committee 2014-2016
  • Association of Legal Writing Directors, 2009-2015
  • Legal Writing Institute, National Survey Committee 2010-2014