Molly Hughes Cherry: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Molly Hughes Cherry

Charleston,  SC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Business Disputes
  • Employment & Labor Law
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
  • Lender Liability
  • Professional Liability
University Wofford College, B.A., 1993
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, J.D., 1996
Admitted1996, South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina

Civic & Professional MembershipsInternational Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
•South Carolina Bar, Employment and Labor Law Section, Past President
•South Carolina Bar, Torts and Insurance Practice Section, Council Member
•South Carolina Employment and Labor Law Advisory Board
•South Carolina Business One Stop (SCBOS), Business Advisory Board
•Charleston County Bar Association
•Tri-County Human Resources Management Association, Past President
•Wofford Alumni Executive Council, Immediate Past President
•Trident Literacy Association, Board of Directors (2003-2010)
•SC Bar Judicial Qualifications Committee, Committee Member (2003-2010)
•South Carolina Women Lawyers' Association, Board of Directors
•Sea Island Habitat for Humanity, Employment Chair


Molly enjoys working with and helping her business clients to solve problems, taking a collaborative approach with them to achieve their goals. Molly grew up playing competitive sports and understands that the success of any team depends on planning, preparation and careful attention to the details. As a litigator, she is often addressing a problem in the context of defending a lawsuit. And, Molly understands the most effective way to build a successful litigation strategy is to understand her client's business, including its operations, as well as its aspirations. Her varied litigation background and experience serve as valuable assets in advising her clients with business decisions, not only to help avoid potential legal pitfalls but also to accomplish the goal at hand.

Molly RecognizedChambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers -Labor & Employment, 2014
•Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law by the South Carolina Supreme Court
Best Lawyers in America, Labor & Employment Law since 2008
Super Lawyers, Labor & Employment Law since 2008
Benchmark Litigation, Future Litigation Star
•USC Compleat Lawyer Silver Award
•2009 Leadership in Law Award

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Molly enjoys the challenge of learning something new, and she has added dog training to her list. She grew up with dogs and inherited her husband's two Labrador retrievers when they married five years ago. Deacon is the newest addition to their family. He comes from a long line of British retrievers, and Molly is working to train him as a hunting dog. Their dogs are the ultimate outdoor companions for Molly and her husband, who enjoy hiking, fishing, running, swimming and biking, though they don't usually take the dogs on the bikes! While Molly has not mastered the art of dog training, she is on her way. Now if she could only train Deacon not to chew her work shoes....

Speaking & Writing

Related NewsNexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized By Peers; Twenty-Eight Named to 2013 Super Lawyers List for South Carolina
April 30, 2013
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September 23, 2013
Charleston-area colleges discuss equal treatment of LGBT employees
November 21, 2013
Nexsen Pruet Ranked Among Top Firms in the Carolinas
May 29, 2014Overview

Molly co-authored an article for theDefense Counsel Journal, a publication of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC).

It is entitled The ADA Amendments Act of 2008: Practical Implications for Employers in 2012 and Beyond. Read it here. (Also at Myrtle Beach Office)


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Office Information

Molly Hughes Cherry

205 King Street, Suite 400
CharlestonSC 29401


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