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Annie Andrews

Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney at Charleston, SC

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About Annie

Learn Annie’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    30%

    3 years

  2. Personal injury
    30%

    3 years

  3. Civil rights
    20%
    Institutional neglect and abuse, police brutality, civil rights violations, prison violations.

  4. Criminal defense
    10%

    9 years, 1,300 cases

  5. Juvenile law
    10%

    5 years, 300 cases

Annie E. Andrews focuses her practice on civil rights violations, nursing home abuse and neglect, and various personal injury matters. An experienced litigator, Annie worked for seven years as a trial attorney at the Charleston County Public Defender’s office, where she tried numerous cases to jury verdict and zealously fought for the rights of more than 1,000 individuals.

While representing incarcerated children, she went beyond simply defending their cases and sought to reform the juvenile justice system by challenging the constitutionality of solitary confinement and the use of restraint chairs in juvenile jails. Her reform efforts resulted in the closure of the dilapidated Charleston County Juvenile Detention Center and improved conditions for incarcerated children in the Lowcountry. Annie also increased literacy and access to books in juvenile jails through collecting over 4,000 books to build or revamp libraries in juvenile jails across SC. Annie received the Star of the Quarter award from the SC Bar’s Young Lawyers Division (FY2018–19) and the 2019 Juvenile Defender of the Year in South Carolina award.

Annie developed her professional ethics early. Before law school, she worked with the Richland County Public Defender’s office, where she was inspired by passionate lawyers who advocated for the constitutional rights of people battling cycles of poverty.

While in law school, she volunteered at the 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 and U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, and is involved in the Charleston County Bar Association, SC Association for Justice and SC Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She is also a former member of the SC Bar LYD Protecting Our Youth Committee and a committee member of the Charleston County Juvenile Drug Court as well as a graduate of the SC Bar's Leadership Academy (Class of 2018). Her current community involvement is extensive and includes serving as a board member of Charleston Legal Access, a nonprofit law firm dedicated to expanding legal services for low-income South Carolinians.

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Annie E. Andrews receives "Star of the Quarter" award from SC Bar YLD FY2018-2019
Annie E. Andrews named Juvenile Defender of the Year in SC 2019
Annie E. Andrews gradates from SC Bar's Leadership Academy, Class of 2019
The Steinberg Law Firm continuously named one of the Best Law Firms in the US.
Licensed for 9 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2013
Updated 01/21/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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The Steinberg Law Firm
61 Broad Street
Charleston, SC, 29401
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103 Grandview Dr
Summerville, SC, 29483
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118 S Goose Creek Blvd.
Goose Creek, SC, 29445
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118 S. Goose Creek Blvd
Goose Creek, SC, 29445
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Posted by Rachel | December 8, 2022
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Annie Andrews
Annie Andrews is phenomenal!! Throughout this entire process, Annie made sure to make me feel heard, and understood, and made it known she wanted the best for my family and I. Her hard working assistant Autumn followed in Annie’s footsteps and continuously checked in with me to keep me updated on any and all updates with our case (and to simply reach out to see how my kids and I were doing and feeling) would highly recommend Annie and the steinburg law firm for any of your legal cases!!!!
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Posted by Kevin | October 6, 2022
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Whiplash accident
I would highly recommend Annie Andrews at Steinberg Law Firm. I was hit from behind last December of 2021. My car was totaled, and I had whiplash. I reached out to Annie the day of the accident and she got things handled from day one. Annie got me the compensation I was entitled to and fought for me and my wellbeing the whole way through. Annie and her paralegal Autumn took care of everything. Annie also got my medical bills and other bills associated with the accident reduced so that I would get more money in my pocket from the accident. I can't thank Annie enough for helping me through this excruciating ordeal. Kevin
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2021
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Fierce Trial Lawyer
Annie is a talented litigator with a track record of winning challenging jury trials.
Posted by Rachel | April 29, 2021
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Attorney
Annie is dedicated, diligent and professional attorney. She goes above and beyond to achieve positive results for her clients in cases involving nursing home abuse or neglect, personal injury.
Posted by Michael | April 23, 2021
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Attorney
Annie is a passionate and dedicated attorney. Clients who hire her are lucky she is on their side. Annie is an experienced litigator, she is a zealously advocate, and she brings a commitment to her clients’ cases. She is the right choice for anyone looking for a lawyer with a case involving nursing home abuse or neglect, personal injury or police abuse.
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Posted by Aaron | May 1, 2016
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Annie is Amazing!!!
I was facing up to 15 years for some serious charges that i had and Annie was able to strategically Manuevered a great defense and i was able to get off with NO JAIL TIME AT ALL, and really she is an awesome attorney, definitely a bulldog in the courtroom. I will always be grateful to her. She is amazing
Posted by Erika | January 22, 2016
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Wouldn't use anyone else
Annie is awesome! My family had to go through a very rough year, and she was my husband's defense. She was very thorough, got all the evidence and in the end we were reunited. She didn't treat us as just a client, she got to know our family and grow with us. I will forever be greatful for Annie and all the hard work she did for us. If we ever need a lawyer again I wouldn't use anyone besides her! Thank you Annie!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Charleston County Public Defender's Office
  • 2013 - 2020

Education

  • Charleston School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of South Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • Civil Rights
  • Resulted in the closure of the Charleston County Juvenile Detention Center which had been in operation for nearly 50 years.
  • Two Separate Murder Cases by Juvenile Client
  • Resolved with a sentence of less than two years, allowing my client to have a second chance at life and be rehabilitated through the family court system.
  • Murder Case
  • Dismissed through investigating the case more thoroughly than police.
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Associations

  • South Carolina Bar, Elder Law Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • South Carolina Civil Rights Network
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Charleston Legal Access
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Berkeley County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - 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, Young Lawyers Division
  • Committee Member; Protecting our Youth
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Charleston County Juvenile Drug Court
  • Committee Member
  • 2017 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Lead Counsel Verified
  • LawInfo
  • 2021
  • 2021 Women in Business Award
  • Integrated Media Publishing / Charleston Business Magazine
  • 2021
  • Emerging Leader Award
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • 2021
  • Juvenile Defender of the Year
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Star of The Quarter
  • South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2018
  • Leadership Academy
  • South Carolina Bar
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Award 500+ hours
  • Charleston School of Law
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Leadership Seminar
  • Leadership & Excellence
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (5)
Endorse Annie
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Annie is passionate and energetic about getting victims of nursing home abuse the justice they deserve and ending the system of nursing homes neglecting the elderly to expand their profits. Annie also has extensive trial experience that most lawyers do not have due to her work as a public defender. If my loved one was harmed by nursing home abuse or neglect, Annie would be who I would want to have fighting for them."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Annie is an excellent attorney who fights hard to get clients the benefits they deserve. Annie's compassion and dedication to her clients is above all, and her work reflects it."
Civil rights Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Annie demonstrates her passion and dedication for helping others both in and out of the court room. She is a fearless advocate for her clients in cases involving nursing home abuse or neglect, civil rights, police brutality, personal injury from car accidents or medical malpractice, and failure to warn and design defects."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Annie is a wonderful attorney. She is extremely passionate about her work and connects with her clients on a personal level. She is effective in the court room and she has superior knowledge of the law. I would recommend Annie to anyone looking to hire an attorney for personal injury, nursing home abuse/neglect, or civil rights violations."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Annie is a passionate and dedicated attorney. Clients who hire her are lucky she is on their side. Annie is an experienced litigator, she is a zealously advocate, and she brings a commitment to her clients’ cases. She is the right choice for anyone looking for a lawyer with a case involving nursing home abuse or neglect, personal injury or police abuse."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A tactical and technical expert, Annie Andrews is also a compassionate and considerate advocate who puts the needs of her clients above all else. I witnessed this first-hand working closely with Annie on many cases. Annie is dedicated to achieving the justice her clients deserve, and Charleston County juries have consistently awarded her clients just that. In my career of nearly twenty years, spanning multiple industries, I cannot think of a more talented professional and overall solid human being than Annie Andrews."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Annie is an excellent attorney who constantly strives to get justice for her clients. The needs of her clients are always first and foremost, and she has an uncanny track record of achieving excellent results."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Annie has spent her career advocating for the folks that need help the most. She is compassionate, intelligent and spot on with her legal analysis of any issue. She is a true believer in justice for all and, including the most underserved in the community. She is simply a fantastic lawyer and a shining star in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Annie Andrews is an exceptional attorney with incredible passion for what she does. She cares deeply for her clients, and it shows. I had the pleasure of working in the same office with Annie for several years, and was always impressed by her diligence and her creativity when handling difficult cases. Without reservation, I recommend her to anyone in need of a great lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the most committed attorneys I know. Truly cares about her clients. Annie always goes above and beyond expectations."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Annie is a passionate, dedicated attorney who strives for the best results in each case. Her attention to detail is second to none, and I would send my own family members to her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Annie at the Public Defenders Office in Charleston County. I saw first hand how compassionate she was with her clients, and how capable she was in the courtroom. Annie is a brilliant attorney who works hard on each and every one of her cases and has been successful in both plea negotiations and winning at trial. I highly recommend her as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Charleston."
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Charleston Nursing home abuse and neglect Lawyer Annie Andrews
Annie Andrews
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney
Charleston, SC
Licensed for 9 years
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