Rachel Peavy is an experienced trial attorney and is part of the McKay Firm’s healthcare litigation team, practicing in the area of medical malpractice defense. In addition to her work on behalf of hospitals, physicians, and their practices, she also maintains a litigation practice in bad faith and coverage matters, and handles a select number of personal injury and employment cases each year. In addition to her trial practice, Ms. Peavy also has experience in appellate matters, having argued before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and briefed cases in both the South Carolina Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to joining the McKay Firm, she was special counsel for several years at a local personal injury firm. Previously, she practiced at one of South Carolina’s oldest law firms, where her practice focused on commercial litigation and life insurance matters.
A native of Boston, Ms. Peavy graduated with honors from Colgate University and was awarded her juris doctor degree in 2001 from the University of South Carolina School of Law. While in law school, she was an associate editor of the South Carolina Environmental Law Journal.
Ms. Peavy is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of South Carolina, the United States District Court for South Carolina, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She and her husband, also an attorney, reside in Columbia with their two children.