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Christy Ford Allen

Christy Ford Allen

Charleston, South Carolina

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Real Estate Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Probate and Estate Litigation
  • Non-Routine and Complex Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • General Business “Outside-Inside Counsel”

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. cum laude - 1998
  • Clemson University
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1995

Published Works

  • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress in South Carolina Damages, 2nd ed., SC Bar, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • The SC Chapter of the Federal Bar Association was presented with the Chapter Activity Presidential Citation Award in recognition of the 2010 Eithics CLE and Annual Meeting at the FBA Annual Meeting and Convention held Sept. 22-25 in New Orleans
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers: Rising Stars, Business Litigation 2014-2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association, Executive Committee
  • Federal Bar Association, South Carolina Chapter, Past-President, 2010
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • James L. Petigru American Inn of Court

Past Employment Positions

  • The Hon. P. Michael Duffy, USDCSC, Law Clerk, 1998 - 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2009 - Present
  • Lowcountry Local First, Board of Directors Co-Chair 2016-2017
  • MUSC Children’s Hospital, Family Advisory Council (Pediatric Endocrinology)

Previous Names

  • Christy E. Ford, October 27, 2001