James W. Sheedy

Attorney Awards


Phi Delta Phi. Named, Outstanding Young Men of America, 1985-1986. Guest Speaker, South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyers Association: 1992, Lender Liability; 1993, Trial Practice in the Bankruptcy Court; 1997, Conversion and Consummation; 1998, Lender Liability Update; 2000, Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases. Guest Speaker: South Carolina Bar Annual Convention, Business Law Update, Corporation, Banking and Securities section of the Bar, 2005; York Technical College, Consumer Law, 2006; South Carolina Bar Annual Convention, Banking Law Update and Professionalism and Ethical Considerations in Opinion Practice, Corporation, Banking and Securities section of the Bar, 2007; South Carolina Bar Annual Convention, Unauthorized Practice of Law in Commercial Transactions, Corporation, Banking and Securities section of the Bar, 2009. Speaker, Municipal Association of South Carolina Annual Meeting 2007 (Thinking Outside the Box - Development Agreements with Big Box Retailers). Requested Guest Speaker, ABA Water Rights Conference, San Diego, CA (to discuss intervention victory in South Carolina v. North Carolina, 130 Sup. Ct. 854, Jan. 20, 2010), 2011. Board Member: York County Public Defender Corporation, 1986-1987; Piedmont Legal Services Corporation, 1988-2000. Director, South Carolina Legal Services Board, 2010—.

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Banks and Banking
  • Corporate Law
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Utility Law
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
704-341-2101  Phone
704-341-2105  Fax
University Attended:
Davidson College, B.A., 1978; Oxford University, Oxford, England
Law School Attended:
University of South Carolina, J.D., 1982
Year of First Admission:
1983, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1982, South Carolina; Not admitted in North Carolina
York County Bar Association (Treasurer, 1983-1984; Vice President, 1985-1986; President, 1986-1987); South Carolina Bar (Member, 1983-1987, and Chairman, 1987-1989, Long Range Planning Committee; Member, Ethics Advisory Committee, 1985-1990, 1996-1997; House of Delegates, 1992-2002; Board of Governors, 2007—; Fifth Congressional District Representative, Corporation, Banking and Securities Section; Fifth Congressional District Representative, Government Law Section; Secretary, Corporation, Banking and Securities Section, 2006-2007; Vice President, Corporation, Banking and Securities Section, 2007-2008; Chairperson, Corporation, Banking and Securities Section, 2008-2009; Committee Member, Committee on Legal Opinion Letters, 2006—; South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association (Director-at-Large, 1995-1998); Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina (Local Rules Advisory Committee, 2003-2006).
Birth Information:
Knoxville, Tennessee, June 1, 1956

Peer Reviews

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