Sally Purnell recognized in Best Lawyers® and South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Medical Malpractice ‘Power List’

May 17, 2024

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. shareholder Sally Purnell has been recognized by two leading legal publications for her work in professional malpractice law.

Best Lawyers has named Sally the 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” for Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants in Greenville, South Carolina. The “Lawyer of the Year” title is granted exclusively to one lawyer per practice area in a specified metropolitan location. This designation reflects the high level of respect an attorney has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and practice areas for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Additionally, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly has named Sally to its 2024 “Power List” for Medical Malpractice Law. This recognition reflects an attorney’s leadership within their field, depth of legal knowledge, successful track record, reputation among their peers, and active involvement and leadership in the legal community.

Sally is a litigator with over 30 years of experience defending healthcare professionals and hospitals in lawsuits alleging medical malpractice and professional liability.

In addition to this year’s honors, Best Lawyers has recognized Sally for medical malpractice law, personal injury defense and professional malpractice defense since 2011. The organization also named Sally the Greenville “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants in 2021 and 2017.


About Best Lawyers
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About South Carolina Lawyers Weekly
South Carolina Lawyers Weekly produces news and analysis for legal professionals across the state, including developments in case law, changes to court rules, verdicts and settlements. The publication honors top legal professionals across the state for excellence in their fields.

About Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
Established in 1887, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is a full-service law firm providing creative and efficient solutions for local, national and international clients. With more than 110 attorneys located throughout the Carolinas, we are well-positioned to meet the complex legal needs of our clients. Learn more at