Nexsen Pruet Attorney Molly Cherry Selected to Become Federal Magistrate

Judges select Cherry following 22 years at the law firm.

Charleston, SC – South Carolina’s Federal Judges have selected Nexsen Pruet attorney Molly Cherry as the newest federal magistrate for the District of South Carolina. Cherry is answering the call to serve after working in private practice at Nexsen Pruet since 1998.

Before joining the firm in Charleston 22 years ago, Cherry clerked under Federal District Court Judge David C. Norton in Charleston.

“The role of the judiciary and the fair and consistent interpretation and application of the law is key for our system of government,” said Cherry. “The time is right for me to move back into public service and I am humbled by the opportunity. To be able to work again with Judge Norton makes it even better.”

Throughout her legal career, Cherry has achieved the highest levels of professional acknowledgement.

· Compleat Lawyer Award from the University of South Carolina

· Alumni of the Liberty Fellowship Program

· Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law by the South Carolina Supreme Court

· Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rating

· Board for the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

“Molly Cherry has been a terrific partner and has served our clients well while making work more enjoyable,” said Leighton Lord, Board Chair of Nexsen Pruet. “We will miss her, but we hold our heads high knowing that she will benefit the judiciary and the citizens of South Carolina.”

About Nexsen Pruet

Nexsen Pruet is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 180 attorneys and offices in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as well as Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded in 1945, Nexsen Pruet provides a broad range of legal services to the business community and represents companies and other entities in local, state, national and international venues.