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Penny Hays Cauley

Identity theft Attorney at Florence, SC

4.7   3 reviews

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About Penny

Learn Penny’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Identity theft
    I represent individuals who have been the victim of identity theft by helping them restore their credit reputation and credit scores with the credit reporting agencies, as well as dealing with any creditors.

    27 years, 100 cases

  2. Consumer protection
    My firm represents consumers who have been defrauded by banks, car dealerships, and other companies.

    27 years, 100 cases

  3. Credit card fraud
    My firm represents individuals who have been sued by a credit card company or debt collector on a credit card debt. We also sue the banks and debt collectors for violations of the FDCPA and State laws.

    27 years, 80 cases

Licensed for 28 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 01/21/2023
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/11/2022

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

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Hays Cauley, P.C.
1303 West Evans Street
Florence, SC, 29501
Hays Cauley, P.C.
1303 West Evans Street
Florence, SC, 29501
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4.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Betty | February 4, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellence At It's Best
I had to go to court had never ever been to court for a civil matter, was worried and scared until I talked to this wonderful brilliant lady she tells me "I can't go to court with you I have a prior engagement but I don't have to go to court with you. You'll Do Fine Listen to Every Word I Tell You and Do exactly as I say," which I did I listened and I took her advice and I won easiest thing Thanks To Her Taking The Time to help Me She is quite amazing, Stern, Firm and To The Point but if you listen and do exactly what she tells you to do you will be Okay , It was a free consult and I would have gladly paid for her wisdom
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Response from Penny Cauley February 10, 2020
Betty, Thank you for your kind words. I's so glad I was able to help you.
Posted by Lera Ann | May 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Penny has help my Mother and I so much with my case and she still is helping me. I was so lost did not know what I was going to do, because I have my Mom also to think about. Penny really talk to me like she care and understood what I was going thru. I ask God to help me and He sent Penny my way. She is great at what she does do not think twice about hiring her just call her. She made me fill that I knew her for a while and we was friends. I' am glad I had her working for me. Just call her and you will leave her office filling great.
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Posted by Rachel | August 9, 2013
Penny really helped me and my husband with my Worker's Compensation case and she was more like a friend to us when we were going thru some very hard times with my on the job accident. And when I was unable to return to work she just always made us feel like everything was going to be fine. And everthing was cause she took care of everything and made sure my case was handled right. I am very thankful to Penny for all her help and for her friendship as well.
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  • Contingency 50%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Hays Cauley, P.C>
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate
  • Alabama Injury Lawyers
  • 1995 - 2006


  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • J.D>
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Jamon Brim v. Midland Credit Management, et al
  • Jury Verdict for Jamon Brim in the amount of $723,180


  • South Carolina Bar
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Attorneys
  • 2000 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • NCLC Fair Credit Reporting Act Conference
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • 2013
  • Consumer RIghts Litigation Conference
  • FCRA Claims against Debt Buyers
  • 2013
  • Consumer Law Seminar
  • Turning the Tables against Debt Collectors
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (1)
Endorse Penny
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Credit card fraud Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. If you have a legal problem related to identity theft in the Pee Dee Region of S. C. then you need to give her a call!"
Debt collection Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Credit card fraud Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Penny Cauley is an excellent attorney. If I needed a lawyer to help with a consumer issue, Penny is who I would go to. I endorse her fully!"
Identity theft Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I gladly endorse attorney Penny Cauley. When it comes to Credit Rights and Credit Repair Law and Identity Theft, I don't think anyone anywhere knows as much as her. Her knowledge and skill are the reasons that other attorneys respect her. You can read some of her extremely well written answers to questions that have been published at and you will see what I mean. If you have a question about Identity Theft or Credit Rights and Repair, she is your answer. Period. I highly recommend her to you. You just can't do better than her."
Litigation Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Penny Cauley is one of the finest Consumer Rights Attorneys I've ever known. She is smart, compassionate, and eloquent, and also takes time to teach other Consumer Rights attorneys how to better represent our clients. I heartily endorse Penny."
Debt collection Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"There are few lawyers in the entire country as knowledgeable as Penny Hays Cauley in the area of consumer law, specifically lawsuit defense, debt collection harassment (FDCPA cases) and credit report dispute issues (FCRA cases). She handles every case in a thoughtful, considered, expeditious and insightful manner. She is nationally known as a highly skilled consumer trial lawyer who achieves great results for her clients."
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