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Fisher Phillips Attorney Receives President’s Award from South Carolina Bar


COLUMBIA, SC (June 22, 2016) – Sheila Bias, an attorney at labor and employment firm Fisher Phillips, has received the President’s Award for her work with the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) on the Cinderella Project.

The President’s Award is given in recognition to YLD members who exemplify dedication to public service and YLD initiatives. The South Carolina Bar YLD is a sponsor of the Cinderella Project, now in its 15th year, which provides gently worn formal, bridesmaid and prom dresses for young women who lack the financial resources to buy a gown for their high school prom. Bias serves as the statewide Chair of the Cinderella Project.

The YLD includes all members of the South Carolina Bar under age 36 and those with less than five years membership. The organization has a membership of more than 15,000 lawyers.

“Sheila has already made a remarkable impact on our clients since her arrival and this honor highlights her exceptional work in our local community,” said Stephen Mitchell, managing partner of the Columbia office. “We are so proud of this accomplishment.”

Bias represents employers in a variety of labor and employment matters. Prior to joining Fisher Phillips, she practiced in a regional civil defense firm, representing employers in litigation and a variety of administrative proceedings. Bias has also worked as a Staff Attorney for the Supreme Court of South Carolina. She serves as Secretary and is on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Women Lawyers’ Association. Bias also serves on the Board of Directors for Columbia – Society for Human Resource Management and is a board member for the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association.

She graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2011. Prior to attending law school, Bias was a member of store leadership for a Fortune 500 retail company, providing employee supervision and managing a variety of employee issues related to wage and hour, workers’ compensation, discrimination issues, performance management, and other personnel issues.


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