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Reid T. Sherard

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Poinsett Plaza, Suite 900
104 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601


Phone: 864.250.2219
Fax: 864.250.2308


■ South Carolina
■ Supreme Court of the United States
■ U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
■ U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Areas of Law
■ Family Law
■ Litigation
■ Appellate

Reid Sherard is a partner of the Firm practicing in his hometown of Greenville. He concentrates his time in divorce-related litigation, particularly involving significant assets, income, or other challenging financial issues. He also maintains a litigation and appellate practice. He has tried cases in the family court, federal district and magistrate courts, and various state and local courts. He has briefed and argued cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Supreme Court of South Carolina, and the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

Leadership Positions
  • YMCA Camp Greenville Board of Advisors (2013-present)
  • South Carolina Historical Society Board of Managers (2010-present)
  • South Carolina Bar
    • House of Delegates (2012-present)
    • Judicial Qualifications Committee (2012)
    • Young Lawyers Division 13th Judicial Circuit Representative (2007-2011)
  • University of South Carolina Board of Visitors (2005-2010)

Professional Activities

  • Pro bono counsel, South Carolina Division of Appellate Defense
  • Pro bono Special Prosecutor, South Carolina Office of the Attorney General
  • Member, Clement F. Haynsworth Jr./Matthew J. Perry Jr. Inn of Court
  • Graduate, Houston Family Law Trial Institute at the South Texas College of Law (2011)
  • Graduate, Leadership Greenville Class 33 (2007)


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Awards and Honors

  • Compleat Lawyer Award, given by USC School of Law Alumni Council (2014)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers - Family Law (2014)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Star— Family Law" (2012, 2013)
  • Greenville Business Magazine "Legal Elite — Family Law" (2012-2014)
  • Claude M. Scarborough, Jr. Pro Bono Award (2011)
  • Greenville Magazine "Best and Brightest, 35 and Under" (2007)


  • Law clerk to now Senior United States District Judge G. Ross Anderson, Jr., of the District of South Carolina (2004 - 2005)

Community Involvement

  • Youth basketball coach (2007 - present)


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor (2004)
    • Order of the Wig and Robe
    • ABA Real Property, Probate, and Trust Journal Student Editorial Board
    • Honor Council Chairman
  • University of Aberdeen, Scotland, M.Litt. with distinction (2001)
    • Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship
  • University of South Carolina Honors College, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude (2000)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Steven N. Swanger Award

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