Meet Amanda Leviner
About Amanda Leviner
Amanda Leviner was born and raised in Summerville. A graduate from Summerville High School, she remained in the Lowcountry during her college years, attending Charleston Southern University where she studied Religion and Music.
She immersed herself in student life, serving in multiple leadership roles. She traveled to churches around the Southeast leading worship with New Vision, and leading youth Bible studies for Discipleship Weekends.
Amanda married her high school sweetheart during college and they made their home in Summerville. Together they undertook to meet a need in the community by serving as foster parents for ten years, providing a home for at-risk teenage boys in need of a therapeutic living environment.
Also a business woman, Amanda purchased and operated the Manna House Christian Bookstore. Throughout her professional life, Amanda has also served in various ministry capacities focusing on youth ministry, church administration, event coordination, and networking for Lowcountry youth pastors.
After switching gears to public service in 2009, she decided to return to school and obtained her law degree from the Charleston School of Law in 2014. While there, she served as a resource to the school’s administration as a member of the Executive Leadership Council, and enjoyed volunteering in the Charleston community as a member of the legal fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta.
In her second year, Amanda co-founded and served as President of the Charleston chapter of Street Law, a national organization dedicated to educating young people on the legal system.
Staying true to her passion for children in foster care, Amanda worked with her volunteers to create a curriculum focusing Street Law’s efforts entirely on educating children in DSS custody.
She partnered with local group homes, and her team instructed foster children on their rights under the law, and worked to enlighten these young people as to certain opportunities due to their status in the system.
Before her final year in law school, she studied International Human Rights Law abroad at University College London, spending a month in Europe and developing a broader understanding of the issues facing the International Courts. During her final year, the Legal Writing Department chose her to serve as a student clerk in the Federal District Court to the Hon. Richard Gergel.
Amanda was also selected by the Dean of Students to participate in the Petigru Inn of Court, where she volunteered for public service projects, worked with her team to present CLE materials, and was pleased to further her education in the law alongside Charleston’s greatest legal minds.
While in law school, she became involved with the Maes Law Firm on a volunteer basis and was brought on as an associate upon being sworn into the SC Bar in November, 2014.
In 2017 Amanda purchased the business and named it the Leviner Law Firm, maintaining its roots in domestic litigation while developing her role as a guardian ad litem for private domestic and probate matters.
She currently serves on the:
- Executive committee of the Dorchester County Bar Association
- South Carolina School Improvement Council
- Board of Visitors for Charleston Southern University
- Executive committee of the Public Works Art Center as President of the Board of Directors
- Executive committee of Summerville Downtown Restoration Enhancement and Management as Secretary of the Board of Directors
- ARK Alzheimer’s Family Support Services Board of Directors.
She is a member of the Greater Summerville Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce and the Summerville Cotillion.
In 2020, Amanda won the Summerville Journal Scene Readers’ Choice Award, “Best Attorney.” In 2021-2022, her office won the Summerville Journal Scene Reader’s Choice Award, “Best Law Firm,” and she has been named in both 2021 and 2022 as a Rising Star by Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers.
Each week, Amanda leads a discipleship Bible study in her home for professional women throughout the community. She and her husband also serve a house church each Sunday morning in their living room.
Last but not least, she and her husband currently live in historic Summerville with their two golden retrievers. In their spare time, they enjoy spending time with friends and paddle boarding the Ashley River.