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Molly Hughes Cherry


  • (T) 843.577.9440
  • (F) 843.414.8209
Other Offices

Molly enjoys working with and helping her business clients to solve problems, taking a collaborative approach with them to achieve their goals.  Molly grew up playing competitive sports and understands that the success of any team depends on planning, preparation and careful attention to the details.   As a litigator, she is often addressing a problem in the context of defending a lawsuit.  And, Molly understands the most effective way to build a successful litigation strategy is to understand her client’s business, including its operations, as well as its aspirations.  Her varied litigation background and experience serve as valuable assets in advising her clients with business decisions, not only to help avoid potential legal pitfalls but also to accomplish the goal at hand.      

  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1996
  • Wofford College, B.A., 1993
Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Civic & Professional Memberships
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • South Carolina Bar, Employment and Labor Law Section, Past President
  • South Carolina Bar, Torts and Insurance Practice Section, Council Member
  • South Carolina Employment and Labor Law Advisory Board, Chair
  • South Carolina Business One Stop (SCBOS), Business Advisory Board
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Tri-County Human Resources Management Association, Past President
  • Wofford Alumni Executive Council, Immediate Past President
  • Trident Literacy Association, Immediate Past President
  • SC Bar Judicial Qualifications Committee, Committee Member (2003-2010)
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers' Association, Secretary
  • Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Employment Committee
  • Spanish
Molly Recognized

Best Lawyers   Chambers USA - Leading IndividualMartindale Hubbell-AV 


  • JD Supra Readers' Choice Award 2016
  • SC Super Lawyers 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers - Labor & Employment, 2014
  • Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law by the South Carolina Supreme Court
  • Best Lawyers in America since 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation–Labor and Employment, Charleston, 2016
  • Super Lawyers, Labor & Employment Law since 2008
  • Benchmark Litigation, "Future Litigation Star"
  • USC Compleat Lawyer Silver Award
  • 2009 Leadership in Law Award
  • Molly is one of Ms. JD's 2016 Writers in Residence. As such, she is authoring a monthly column for the site. Check them out: January
  • Molly co-authored an article for the Defense Counsel Journal, a publication of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). It is entitled "The ADA Amendments Act of 2008: Practical Implications for Employers in 2012 and Beyond."  Read it here.

Molly enjoys the challenge of learning something new, and she has added dog training to her list.  She grew up with dogs and “inherited” her husband’s two Labrador retrievers when they married five years ago.  Deacon is the newest addition to their family.  He comes from a long line of British retrievers, and Molly is working to train him as a hunting dog.  Their dogs are the ultimate outdoor companions for Molly and her husband, who enjoy hiking, fishing, running, swimming and biking, though they don’t usually take the dogs on the bikes!  While Molly has not mastered the art of dog training, she is on her way.  Now if she could only train Deacon not to chew her work shoes....

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"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."  - John Wooden