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Brian L. Quisenberry

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Brian L. Quisenberry practices primarily in the firm’s Employment and Labor Law Practice Group.  Brian represents both public and private employers in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies such as the EEOC and the S.C. Human Affairs Commission.

Brian’s Practice

Brian is experienced in all types of employment litigation. Brian regularly defends his clients against claims arising under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and other employment related statutes.  Brian’s litigation experience includes:

  • civil rights violations
  • retaliation
  • wrongful termination
  • discrimination
  • FLSA and S.C. Payment of Wages Act disputes
  • handbook and contract challenges
  • premises liability
  • malicious prosecution
  • zoning and land use disputes
  • employee defection matters, including lawsuits involving
    • non-competition
    • non-solicitation
    • non-disclosure agreements
    • state trade secret and unfair trade practice statutes

Additionally, to help avoid litigation, Brian counsels clients in

  • day-to-day employment issues
  • compliance with state and federal laws
  • developing employment policies and procedures

Beyond the Practice

  • Vice President of the S.C. Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
  • Vice Chair of the SCDTAA Employment Law Committee

Law School Awards

  • Editor for the ABA’s Real Property Probate and Trust Journal
  • CALI awards in Employment Discrimination, Secured Transactions, Advanced Legal Research, and Advanced Legal Writing
  • Member of the honorary society Order of Wig and Robe
  • Member of Who’s Who Among American Law Students

Admitted to practice

  • South Carolina, 2005
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2005
  • University of Tennessee, B.S., 2001



  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association – President for the S.C. Chapter
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys

Articles / case studies

  • Contributing Author, Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers published by the South Carolina Bar Association
  • Various Articles in the Federal Bar Association’s periodical The Federal Lawyer and the SCDTAA’s Defense Line publication