Sheila M. Willis


Sheila Willis is an associate at the law firm of Fisher Phillips LLP. She represents employers in a variety of labor and employment matters, frequently advising clients regarding hiring, discipline, investigations, and other related issues. She handles matters related to employment discrimination, wage and hour litigation, OFCCP compliance, unemployment proceedings, as well as providing training for supervisors and managers on harassment, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) compliance, the Family Medical Leave Act and many other areas.

Prior to joining Fisher Phillips, Sheila practiced in a regional civil defense firm, representing employers in litigation and a variety of administrative proceedings. Sheila has also worked as a Staff Attorney for the Supreme Court of South Carolina.

Sheila is involved in various professional and community activities.

She serves as President and is on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Women Lawyers’ Association (SCWLA). She also serves on the Board of Directors for Columbia – Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is a previous board member for the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association (SCDTAA).

Sheila is active in the Richland County Bar, American Bar Association, and is a member of the Junior League of Columbia.

Sheila also is very active in the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers’ Division, serving as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Division of the Cinderella Project. She is President-Elect of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division.

Fisher & Phillips LLP

Established in 1948, FISHER & PHILLIPS LLP is one of the country’s oldest and largest firms devoted exclusively to representing employers in labor, employment, wage-hour, workplace safety and health, employee benefits, and business immigration law. Our depth and breadth of experience in these niche areas are unsurpassed.

Our practice includes counseling and defending employers under all major federal and state labor, employment, employee benefits, workplace safety and health, and business immigration laws and regulations including, among others: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, The Americans With Disabilities Act, The Civil Rights Act, Title VII, The Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act, The Employee Polygraph Protection Act, The Employee Retirement Income Security Act, The Equal Pay Act, The Fair Credit Reporting Act, The Fair Labor Standards Act, The Family and Medical Leave Act, The Immigration Reform and Control Act, The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, The National Labor Relations Act, The Railway Labor Act, and The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

Our lawyers practice in federal and state courts throughout the United States and are admitted to the bars of most states. In addition to representing employers in traditional litigation, we also represent employers in federal, state and local administrative proceedings, mediation and arbitration, collective bargaining and administration of collective bargaining agreements, and informally in resolving threatened claims prior to the institution of formal proceedings.

As a result of our representation of employers in traditional litigation and formal claims proceedings, we have acquired considerable expertise in developing and implementing policies, practices, and procedures to help employers minimize or avoid the occurrence of employment-related claims, the risk of liability from such claims, or other forces that may interfere with employer rights.

We represent small, medium and large clients in a wide variety of industries. Our clients range from sole proprietorships to multi-national conglomerates. They are located throughout the United States, with concentrations of clients located around each of our offices.

Our thirty-one offices are located in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Gulfport, Houston, Irvine, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles Louisville, Memphis, New Jersey, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland (ME), Portland (OR), San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.

 


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