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Sheila M. Willis

Fisher & Phillips LLP


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.



South Carolina Employment Law Reference Guide


  • Ensuring Compliance with Pay Equity Mandates and Defending Pay Equity Litigation
  • An Employer's Guide to Using Pronouns and LGBTQ+ Terminology in the Workplace
  • Affirmative Action Plan Certification Requirements – Federal Contractors and Recent OFCCP Updates
  • Employer DEI Programs after the Supreme Court’s College Admission Decision: What the Future Might Hold