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Amy S. Flanary-Smith

Special Counsel
Columbia | 803.253.6853
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 both South Carolina and North Carolina and regularly assists physicians, hospitals, and researchers with contract negotiation, compliance questions, and policy drafting. 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. Her specific emphasis was on policy development and patient care matters such as consent, guardianship, advance directives, and involuntary commitment. 

Amy has extensive teaching experience in health care law, disability law, and legal writing. From 2009 to 2015, she served as director of Campbell Law School’s legal research and writing program. She served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Willis P. Whichard of the Supreme Court of North Carolina and the Honorable John B. Lewis Jr. of the North Carolina Court of Appeals upon graduation from law school. 

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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