Exciting News!

As of April 1, 2023, Nexsen Pruet will merge with
Maynard Cooper & Gale. 

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We look forward to serving our clients from 23 offices and with 550 attorneys coast-to-coast.


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 the firm, 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 the firm, 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)"

Speaking Engagements


  • Physician Contracts - Part 3: How to Ensure Fair Contracts for all Parties

    Part 3: Nexsen Pruet is well-positioned to assist physicians in evaluating their employment agreement as well as their separation agreement. Attorney Mary Stuart King wraps up this video series with instructions on how to ensure fair contracts for all parties. We stand ready to help.

  • Physician Contracts - Part 2: Key Contract Terms

    Part 2: Attorney Mary Stuart King outlines key contract terms for experienced physicians who approach new employment agreements. Learn more about tail coverage and indemnification clauses.

  • Physician Contracts - Part 1: New Physician Employment Agreements

    Nexsen Pruet’s Employment and Labor Law practice introduces a new video series with insight on physician contracts. Learn the fundamental contract terms a new physician should be aware of with Attorney Mary Stuart King.

  • Legal Issues in Virtual Interviewing

    Due to the global pandemic, employers are regularly recruiting new employees virtually. Attorney Mary Stuart King discuss what employers need to know regarding laws and challenges surrounding virtual interviewing.


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