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Shawn Daughtridge Wallace

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Shawn Daughtridge Wallace practices in employment and labor law, concentrating in corporate counseling, prevention and compliance, administrative representation and state and federal litigation.

Beyond the Practice

Shawn has served on various boards, including as

  • A Member of the Employment and Labor Law Specialization Advisory Board of the South Carolina Supreme Court
  • Vice President and Treasurer of the Charleston Executive Women’s Board
  • A Board Member of The Sophia Institute

Awards and Recognitions

  • American Jurisprudence Awards in Property, Estate Planning, Business Corporations and Labor Law
  • Order of the Coif and Order of the Wig and Robe
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Who’s Who in American Women
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, 2008- Present

Admitted to practice

  • South Carolina, 1983
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 1984


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1983
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A.B., 1978


  • Certified by South Carolina Supreme Court as Specialist in Employment and Labor Law since 1992-2022
  • American Bar Association, Chair, General Practice Section Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Association
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • Order of the Coif
  • Charleston Executive Women’s Board, 2007-2021
  • Carolina Children’s Charity, 1999-2005
  • Lowcountry Children’s Center, 1989-1991, Founding Member, Board of Directors
  • College of Charleston Center for Entrepreneurship, 1995-1997, Advisory Board
  • The Sophia Institute Board, 2011-2014

Articles / case studies

  • Employment And Labor Law, South Carolina Looking Back At 2008 – Looking Forward To 2009
  • Firms Should Review Their Employment Practices, Lawyer Warns
  • Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers, Contributing Author, 2004-Present
  • The Injured or Disabled Worker: New Rights, New Duties, published in South Carolina Lawyer, July/August 1994.