Attorneys

Lindsay Smith-Yancey

Lindsay Smith-Yancey

  • Special Counsel

Lindsay Smith-Yancey has more than 20 years of legal experience with a focus on health care law, risk management, and insurance defense litigation. Lindsay has represented many healthcare institutions, including hospitals, physicians, medical practices, and residential care facilities, in professional liability actions.  She also defends commercial businesses in alcohol liability and premises liability claims.  Her experience includes trial and appellate work, as well as developing risk management policies and strategies for her clients.

Lindsay has served as an Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Law at the Medical University of South Carolina and is active in the Charleston community.  Her practice is located in the firm’s Charleston office.

Education

University of South Carolina School of Law – J.D., 1995

University of South Carolina – B.A., 1989

Memberships

  • Health Law Committee, SC Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Health Lawyer’s Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • SC Bar Association
  • NC Bar Association
  • SC Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • SC Women Lawyers Association
    • Public Service Committee

Non-published Cases

  • Holmes vs. East Cooper Community Hospital, Inc., et al., 758 S.E. 2d 483 (2014)
    Successfully defended hospital and affiliated corporate entity in physician credentialing case
    achieving summary judgment dismissal and award of sanctions against physician plaintiff at trial court level and affirmed by SC Supreme Court
  • Wilkinson vs. East Cooper Community, Inc., et al., 763 S.E.2d 426 (2014)
    Defended hospital in medical malpractice case achieving dismissal in trial court on challenge of
    requirements under SC Medical Malpractice Act; collaboration with SC Hospital Association on
    amicus filings and efforts
  • Guinan vs. Tenet HealthSystems of Hilton Head, Inc., et al., 677 S.E.2d 32 (Ct. App. 2009)
    Successfully defended hospital and affiliated corporate entities in medical malpractice case achieving summary judgment at trial court level and affirmed in SC Court of Appeals

Community Involvement

  • Alzheimer’s Association Board Member (SC Chapter) (2014-present)
    • Task Force Chair, The Longest Day fundraising event
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston (2000-2010)
    • Local Legal Counsel and Board Member

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