1711 Pickens Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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Rachel Peavy has been practicing law since 2001. Her practice focuses on trial work of all kinds, representing individuals in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, products and pharmaceutical liability, and medical malpractice. In addition, she has successfully litigated several workplace-related defamation claims on behalf of employees and frequently handles coverage issues related to life insurance and automobile insurance policies on behalf of her clients. Her dedication to the safety of society’s most vulnerable members also includes pursuing claims against school districts and others in positions of trust who engage in inappropriate or abusive behavior towards children. Prior to fighting for the rights of injured parties, she practiced for many years representing insurance companies, corporations, and manufacturers in all manner of civil litigation, providing her with a unique perspective on both sides of any case she may handle. In addition to her state-wide trial practice, she has successfully handled appeals before both the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the South Carolina Supreme Court, resulting in published opinions from those courts. Most recently, she has served as counsel to a South Carolina county in litigation arising from the opioid epidemic, seeking to hold manufacturers, distributors, and retailers responsible for the catastrophic effects of their business practices.
Originally from Boston, Ms. Peavy is both the daughter and granddaughter of lawyers. She was awarded her law degree from the University of South Carolina, where she served as a member of the South Carolina Environmental Law Journal. She received her undergraduate degree cum laude from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. Prior to attending law school, she worked for several years in the public relations industry in New York City. Ms. Peavy and her husband, also an attorney, reside in Columbia with their two children. As part of her community involvement, she is a member of the Richland County Bar Association, serves on the Board of Directors of Beth Shalom Synagogue, and was most recently a parent member of the School Improvement Council at A.C. Moore Elementary School in downtown Columbia. A member of the South Carolina Bar, she is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.