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Holly Brewer

Abby E. Saunders

liability litigation defense | construction defects


Abby Edwards Saunders is the Managing Attorney for the firm’s Myrtle Beach, South Carolina office.  Her practice primarily focuses on Construction Defect Litigation.  Abby works closely with Architects and Engineers in her representation of Developers, General Contractors, and Subcontractors.  Her portfolio also includes Complex Tort Litigation; Defamation; Aviation; Products Liability; Professional Liability; Catastrophic Parasailing Accidents; Boating Accidents; Coverage; Bad Faith; Real Estate Litigation; Transportation and Trucking; Mediation; Premises Liability; Subrogation; and Nursing Home Abuse.  She is also certified as a SC Circuit Court Mediator.

Abby is a Summa Cum Laude and First Honor Graduate of the College of Charleston where her peers elected her Student Body President. She earned her law degree with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation. She was also inducted into the Davis Society at UNC, a prestigious honor afforded to a few that recognizes “integrity, leadership, dedication, and service.” Abby has an Executive LLM in Taxation from New York University.

Abby was a Legal Educator for many years at the Charleston School of Law, where she was the Dean of Students, Director of Lawyering Skills & Professional Development and the Title IX Coordinator. In addition to her Deanship, she taught Advanced Civil Procedure; Aviation Law; Critical Practice Skills and Law Practice Management & Economics. She has made numerous presentations on legal education across the country.  In 2019, Abby was appointed by the Supreme Court to the South Carolina Board of Bar Examiners. In 2022, the South Carolina Bar Board of Governors appointed her to serve as a Fifteenth Circuit Delegate in the House of Delegates. She was reappointed for a two year term as a Fifteenth Circuit Delegate in the House of Delegates to begin July 1, 2024. In 2023, she was named an Emeritus Member of the Petigru Inn of Court in Charleston, South Carolina.  She serves as a Past President of the Horry County Bar Association; Immediate Past President of the Coastal American Inn of Court; and has served on the South Carolina Bar Judicial Qualifications Committee.

Abby and her husband, Mark, love living in Horry County, traveling, listening to live music, offshore fishing, and spending time at the beach and on the water with family and friends. Abby is a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher and enjoys teaching Yoga at her Yoga Studio (Coastal Bliss Yoga and Wellness) in North Myrtle Beach. She also teaches Power Yoga on the Beach.