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Michael P. Scott


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  • (F) 803.727.1482

Michael Scott concentrates his practice in the area of employment and labor law. 

He joined Nexsen Pruet after working as a Staff Attorney for the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

Mike also worked as a Special Agent with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, assisting with investigations into multi-national drug trafficking organizations. 

Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, and a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.  As a law student, he was a member of the Order of the Wig and Robe and earned a CALI Award for Excellence in Natural Resource Law.

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010
  • University of Cincinnati, M.S., 2008
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 2000
Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Special Agent
  • Recipient of CALI Award for Excellence in Natural Resource Law
  • "Background Checks: New challenges and dependable techniques" Nexsen Pruet's Quarterly Breakfast Briefing, May 2013.
  • "Leaves..." Nexsen Pruet's Quarterly Breakfast Briefing, November 2014 - Hilton Head.
  • "Workplace Harassment" Nexsen Pruet's Quarterly Breakfast Briefing, April 2015.
  • "Top HR Challenges of 2016" Nexsen Pruet's Quarterly Breakfast Briefing, February 2016 - Hilton Head & Myrtle Beach. 
  • "FLSA Update" Nexsen Pruet's Quarterly Breakfast Briefing, September 2016 - Myrtle Beach.
  • "OSHA's New Penalty Structure and Record keeping, Retaliation and Drug Testing" Employment Law Certificate Series Webinar, October 2017 - Columbia.
  • "Guns and the Workplace" Nexsen Pruet's Quarterly Breakfast Briefing, February 2017 - Myrtle Beach.
  • "Substance Abuse in the Workplace" Nexsen Pruet's Quarterly Breakfast Briefing, May 2017 - Myrtle Beach. 
  • "Hot Topics in Cybersecurity and Employee Privacy" Nexsen Pruet's Quarterly Breakfast Briefing, October 2017 - Myrtle Beach. 
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