Cheryl Harris Ledbetter


"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
— Winston Churchill.

Ms. Ledbetter is a native of Arkansas, attended Hendrix College and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1977. While at Arkansas, Ms. Ledbetter was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was also elected President of Mortar Board and named the Outstanding Senior Woman during her last semester.

After her undergraduate career, she followed her family tradition and enrolled in Washington & Lee Law School in Virginia. At W&L, she distinguished herself as a writer and then the Executive Editor of the Washington & Lee Law Review.

Beginning with her graduation in 1980, Ms. Ledbetter began as an associate at Jackson, Kelly, Holt & O'Farrell in Charleston, West Virginia, the state's oldest and largest law firm. Now Jackson Kelly PLLC, the Firm has expanded to six other states and maintains a national practice in several areas, as well as meeting the full service needs of its business clients. From the start of her practice in 1980, Ms. Ledbetter's focus has been solely labor and employment law. She has represented employers in all aspects of both labor and employment law, with a particular emphasis on the defense of employment discrimination claims. She also has significant experience in advising employers on employee issues, such as discipline and termination, as well as conducting workplace investigations of employee conduct.

Ms. Ledbetter has been the recipient of the awards of The Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment Law, West Virginia Super Lawyers, and Chambers, U.S.A, Guide to Leading Business Lawyers, Labor and Employment Law.

Ms. Ledbetter has been practicing in South Carolina since 2012. She is admitted to the state and federal courts in both South Carolina and West Virginia, as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.




JD-1980, Washington & Lee University
Executive Editor, Washington & Lee Law Review.

BA—1977, University of Arkansas, Political Science
Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. President of Mortar Board and Outstanding Senior Woman.


Admitted to practice before all South Carolina state courts and the United States District courts for South Carolina, Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Inactive member of the West Virginia State Bar.
Member of the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association (Employment and Labor Law Section) and the Charleston County Bar Association).