Mary Stuart King is an Associate in the firm's Charleston, South Carolina office, where she focuses her practice on employment and labor law matters. Prior to joining Nexsen Pruet, Mary Stuart gained experience as a Law Clerk at a boutique law firm, where she conducted legal research and prepared memoranda, motions, answers, and discovery documents addressing issues in the areas of FLSA, eminent domain, and business litigation. While in law school, Mary Stuart worked as a Summer Associate and Law Clerk for a regional law firm in both North and South Carolina offices. She drafted complaints, motions, 501(c)(3) by-laws, living wills, health care powers of attorney documents, and municipal bond amendments. While at a firm specializing in employment matters, Mary Stuart prepared statistical analyses for cases involving payroll data and affirmative action, and participated in FLSA trainings to conduct employee interviews for an audit. 

Mary Stuart earned her degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, magna cum laude, where was a member and leader of numerous organizations, including as the Executive Articles Editor of the South Carolina Law Review and Vice President of the Labor & Employment Law Society. She also received her B.S., cum laude, from the University of South Carolina. During her undergraduate career, Mary Stuart conducted neuroscience research at the University of South Carolina and performed statistical analyses for anesthesiology research at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Outside of Nexsen Pruet, you can find Mary Stuart cheering on the Carolina Gamecocks.


Author - "To Protect or Not to Protect: An Empirical Approach to Predicting Where the Fourth Circuit Would Stand on Coverage for Sexual Orientation Discrimination Under Title VII, 70 S.C. Rev. 1151 (2019)"


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