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Amy Hill to receive prestigious Compleat Lawyer Award Silver Medallion

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Amy L.B. Hill, of counsel with Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC, will be awarded the James Petigru Compleat Lawyer Award Silver Medallion at an awards banquet in April.

The University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Association bestows the honor annually to attorneys who demonstrate outstanding professional and civic accomplishments.
The award goes only to those who exemplify the highest standards of professional competence, ethics and integrity. The Silver Medallion is for those who have practiced less than 14 years.

Hill, who graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, in 2000, is a litigator with Sowell Gray. Her colleagues are pleased that Hill was selected to receive the prestigious award. “Amy is a tremendous asset to the South Carolina Bar. I’m very pleased and proud that Amy’s many contributions will be recognized in such a meaningful way,” Managing Member Cal Watson said.

She has a lengthy resume of professional and community service. Hill recently was elected president-elect of the Richland County Bar, and she’ll become president of the group in December. She’s served on the executive committee since 2010.

She’s served the South Carolina legal community, too. She currently chairs the South Carolina Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, and she’s previously served as vice chair of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Foundation and as co-chair of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division Minority and Diversity Committee. She served on the South Carolina Bar Ethics Advisory Committee from 2006-08.

Hill is involved in the community as a board member for The Friends of Richland County Public Library. She’s a 2007 Leadership Columbia Graduate

Hill is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in accounting. Her practice at Sowell Gray focuses on professional liability and ethics; probate and estate litigation; commercial litigation and business dispute resolution; and appellate advocacy

About Sowell Gray

Located in Columbia’s historic Vista district, Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte LLC provides business and litigation representation in all state and federal trial and appellate courts in South Carolina. Founded in 1996, the firm serves clients ranging from multi-national corporations to small businesses and individuals. For more information, please visit