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Annie Andrews, Esq.

Annie E. Andrews

Annie Elizabeth Andrews is an experienced trial lawyer representing plaintiffs in wrongful death, catastrophic injury cases, automobile accidents, criminal defense, and family law.

Annie became a partner at The Andrews Law Firm after several years litigating personal injury cases at a mid-sized Personal Injury firm and gaining substantial trial experience at the Charleston County Public Defender’s office, where she zealously fought for the rights of over 1,000 indigent individuals and tried more than 30 cases to verdict. Annie has fought to protect the rights of all citizens throughout her career.

Annie is rated “AV-Preeminent®” by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying her peers have ranked her at the highest level of professional excellence for her legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards. Annie has also been recognized by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and named within the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers.

In 2021 Annie received the Emerging Leader Award from the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (SCWLA) and was recognized by Charleston Business Magazine’s 2021 Women in Business for her important contributions to the legal community. Annie also received the “Star of the Quarter” Award from the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division in 2019 and that same year, was named South Carolina’s “Juvenile Public Defender of the Year.”

While representing incarcerated children in Charleston, Annie went beyond simply defending her client’s charges and challenged unconstitutional conditions of their unsafe, inhumane confinement. Her criminal justice reform efforts resulted in the closure of the fifty-year-old dilapidated Charleston County Juvenile Detention Center, ending decades of unconstitutional confinement of youth. Annie also increased access to books in juvenile jails by spearheading a book drive of 4,000+ young adult books to build or revamp libraries in juvenile jails within Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville –also for the benefit of her young clients.

During law school, Annie volunteered at the Charleston County Public Defender’s office, and One80 Place homeless shelter’s legal clinic helping homeless individuals with various legal matters and was recognized at her law school graduation for performing over 500 hours of pro bono service. Annie is admitted to the South Carolina Bar and U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. She is involved in the Charleston County Bar Association, Berkeley County Bar Association, the SC Association for Justice and the American Association of Justice. Annie is also a graduate of the SC Bar’s Leadership Academy (Class of 2018). Her community involvement is extensive and includes serving on the board of directors for South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, and Charleston Legal Access, a nonprofit law firm dedicated to expanding legal services for low-income South Carolinians.



  • JD, Charleston School of Law

  • BA, University of South Carolina


  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

  • Best Lawyers in America 2024 “Ones to Watch” List for Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs

  • Super Lawyers; Recognized by Super Lawyers 2024

  • South Carolina Rising Stars; Selected by Super Lawyer 2022 – 2023

  • Leadership South Carolina Graduate, Class of 2022

  • 2021 Women in Business Award; Integrated Media Publishing/Charleston Business Magazine

  • Emerging Leader Award; South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, 2021

  • Lead Counsel Verified; Law, Info, 2021

  • Juvenile Defender of the Year; South Carolina Bar Association, 2019

  • Star of the Quarter; South Carolina Bar Association; Young Lawyers Division, 2018

  • Leadership Academy; South Carolina Bar Association, 2018

  • Pro Bono Award 500+ Hours; Charleston School of Law, 2013

Associations and Affiliations

  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association; Board of Directors, 2023-present

  • Charleston Legal Access; Board of Directors, 2020-present

  • American Association for Justice; Member, 2021-present

  • South Carolina Association for Justice; Member, 2021-present

  • Berkeley County Bar Association; Member, 2021-present

  • South Carolina Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers; Member, 2014-present

  • Charleston County Bar Association; Member, 2013-present

  • South Carolina Bar Association; Member, 2013-present

  • South Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division; Committee Member; Protecting Our Youth, 2018-2019

  • Charleston County Juvenile Drug Court; Committee Member, 2017-2020

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