Cherie Blackburn Joins Nexsen Pruet’s Employment and Labor Group in Charleston
Cherie W. Blackburn has joined the firm as a Partner in its Charleston office, where she will practice with the employment and labor law group.
Ms. Blackburn is a leading Charleston attorney with more than 20 years of experience in employment and business litigation. She routinely advises companies on the requirements of employment law and represents them in employment-related litigation. She has been recognized for her work and is listed in Best Lawyers in America.
“Cherie Blackburn is an experienced employment attorney, a leader highly respected in the community, and a class act in all respects,” says board member Neil Robinson of Nexsen Pruet’s Charleston office. ” Nexsen Pruet is delighted and honored to have Cherie join us at Nexsen Pruet, where she will complement our established employment practice.”
A certified mediator, Blackburn mediates cases – primarily employment-related – in federal and state court, and is an arbitrator in the Court of Common Pleas for Charleston County.
In 2008, Blackburn chaired the Merit Selection Panel for the Appointment of the Federal Magistrate. She is a member of numerous professional organizations and has held leadership positions include serving in the South Carolina Bar’s House of Delegates and on the board of directors of the Women Lawyers Association.
Deeply involved in the community, Ms. Blackburn has served as a board member for several non-profit organizations, including the ASCEND Foundation and the Carolina Coastal Council of the Boy Scouts of America. She is President of the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center and she serves on the Isle of Palms United Methodist Church Board of Trustees.
Blackburn earned her undergraduate degree from Emory University and her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She also holds an Associate in Arts degree from Oxford University.
Prior to joining Nexsen Pruet, Blackburn was a partner with Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough in Charleston.