Overview

Recognition that hard work and determination provide a pathway to accomplishment is the force that continues to drive Cheryl. She is a product of the public school system in southern West Virginia, and by the time she was 14, she knew that she wanted to be a lawyer. Driven by that goal, refusing to be stopped by any obstacle, she moved forward with dogged determination. That determination is apparent in the courtroom, where she passionately speaks for her clients.

For Cheryl, every client and every case deserves the best - whether it is a relatively minor matter, or one of remarkable magnitude. She enters the courtroom only after detailed preparation. Even with more than 30 years of trial experience, she takes nothing for granted, particularly the opposition, when trying a case. She leaves no stone unturned for her clients.

Cheryl is a trial attorney and mediator whose experience includes:

Construction law

  • Represented general contractors and subcontractors in various fields, in litigation and in providing contract and business advice 

Business related counseling and litigation

  • Represented local and regional businesses in various matters, including contract disputes;
  • Vast and varied experience with leasing issues, landlord-tenant issues and collection matters;
  • Locally represented one of the largest developers of shopping malls in the country 

Employment litigation

  • Represented a global manufacturing company in various Title VII and wrongful termination claims;
  • Represented a global snack food company in reverse discrimination claim;
    Assisted in representation of a local lending institution in wrongful termination case;
  • Counseled various local and regional companies relative to employment matters

Personal injury defense

  • Represented various corporations and partnerships in serious personal injury cases

Medical malpractice

  • Represented or assisted in representation of various physicians and other medical professionals in professional negligence cases

Trained and experienced mediator

  • Prior to joining Nexsen Pruet, she was founding partner of the first and only female law firm on historic Broad Street in Charleston.

Community & Professional

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association, Past President, Past Secretary-Treasurer
  • Charleston Lawyer’s Club, Past President
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • South Carolina Patient Compensation Fund, Board of Directors
  • Town of Mt. Pleasant Appearance Committee, Past Vice Chair
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Cheryl is the mother of three; her son is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and future law student; her daughter, a junior studying psychology at the College of Charleston and her younger son, a high school senior who has not ruled out following in her footsteps. Cheryl stays very busy with her active children, all of whom demonstrate the same determination and compassion as she.

Recognitions

Media

Charleston County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education

Author: Fourth Circuit Rejects “Manager Rule” Exception in Title VII Retaliation Cases
A look at DeMasters v. Carillon Clinic, Inc., No. 13-2278, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Author: South Carolina Court of Appeals Rules on Jury Trial and Class Action Waviers in Master Deeds
A summary of The Gates at Williams-Brice Condominium Association and Katharine Swinson, individually, and on behalf of all other similarly situated v. DDC Construction , et al, 418 S.C. 282, 792 S.E.2d 240 (Ct. App.)

Co-author: BEWARE: Certain Acts of Community Management Companies Constitute the Unauthorized Practice of Law in South Carolina
An overview of the opinion of the South Carolina Supreme Court in the matter of Rogers, Townsend & Thomas, PC v. Stephen H. Peck, Thomas Moore and Community Management Group, LLC, 2017 WL 694793


The Carolinas Insurance Litigation Review

The issue of the Carolinas Insurance Litigation Review includes:

  • "Challenging Policyholder Claims for Bad Faith and Punitive Damages" for North Carolina
  • "Combating Policyholder Bad Faith and Breach of the Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Claims" for South Carolina

News

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Videos/Podcasts

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
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