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Brian L. Quisenberry

Brian L. Quisenberry
Brian L. Quisenberry advises for a broad array of governmental and business clients. Brian’s practice focuses on local government, employment and labor, education, hospitality, and retail matters.

Brian advises municipalities and counties on a variety of matters related to land use planning, zoning, contracts, ordinances, regulations, and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Brian also defends municipal and county governments against challenges to zoning decisions and other municipal, government, and constitutional law litigation.

Brian is experienced in all types of employment litigation. Brian regularly defends his clients against claims arising under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, and state law tort claims, such as defamation. He represents clients before administrative agencies such as the NLRB, EEOC, DOL, and OSHA. He also advises employers on compliance with employment and labor laws, and he helps his clients develop and update employment policies and procedures. Brian drafts employment agreements tailored to his clients’ needs and litigates restrictive covenant and trade secret disputes.

Brian represents schools, colleges, and universities with Title IX compliance and other education law issues. He represents a number of businesses in the retail and hospitality industry with a variety of legal compliance and litigation matters. Brian also represents insurers with the defense of their insureds in tort and personal injury related litigation.

Honors and Awards:

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating (2013-present).
South Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2012-2018).

Beyond the Practice

President of the S.C. Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (2014–2015).
Former 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

Memberships and Activities

James L. Petigru Inn of Court
Charleston County Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
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



Practice Groups


Martin joins firm

Krawcheck and Brooks join firm