Michael M. Shetterly

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Mr. Shetterly regularly counsels management on an array of employment and labor law issues, but the primary focus of his practice is FMLA and ADA compliance. He regularly counsels the firm’s clients to ensure management can confidently comply with these complex laws.

Mr. Shetterly began his legal career as a litigator in an array of cases, including construction, insurance, toxic torts and non-compete and trade secret cases. He still litigates today, including employment law cases. He therefore has a blended practice, focusing on litigation and proactive advice to clients.

Mr. Shetterly views his counseling role as one designed to make clients self-sufficient and compliant. His advice is practical, making difficult concepts simple. He is locally and nationally recognized as an excellent trainer of general counsels, human resources, and management.

Attendees at seminars given by Mr. Shetterly write:


“Thoroughly enjoyed the delivery. My favorite presentation so far! You are a Rock Star!”

“Great presentation; Very personable and down to earth; Made us feel included;”

“the presenter used real world examples during the presentation, which often made points reviewed clearer;”

“Lots of good, real-world examples were used which made the material easier to understand and remember;”

“Great use of stories and analogies;”

“Engaging – Good Examples;”

“Mike is a great presenter; lots of knowledge, personality and humor! Good experience!”

“Mike made the class fun!”

“Mike did a great job with the presentation.  He is funny, dynamic, and extremely knowledgeable.”

“The dialog and coaching from the facilitator is extremely helpful;”

“Presenter was very knowledgeable and kept the attention of the class;”

“Mr. Shetterly is a great presenter. Good job of keeping the presentation and material interesting;”

“Michael delivered the information in an engaging manner; I enjoyed the presenter’s delivery very much;”

“Thank you for providing first class training!”

“Mike’s sense of humor really helps make the topic easier to listen/pay attention to;”

“I always enjoy the presentations Mike gives; He has a great sense of humor.”

Learn more about Michael M. Shetterly

Mr. Shetterly has handled trials involving employment, trade secrets, non-compete issues, commercial, construction, insurance, and property rights litigation in State, Federal and Administrative courts.

Mr. Shetterly routinely overhauls policies, procedures, and contracts on an array of topics, including leave policies, ADA policies, FMLA policies and procedures, non-compete agreements, social media policies, compensation agreements, independent contractor criteria, general handbooks, etc.

Mr. Shetterly provides an array of training, public and private, including all day FMLA seminars, all day ADA seminars, harassment training, social media training, among others. Mr. Shetterly routinely travels the country with his own seminar program entitled “FMLA to Z with Mike Shetterly.”

Mr. Shetterly regularly provides full service counsel to clients, handling employment and labor law advice to large and small organization. This permits Mr. Shetterly to handle day-to-day advice, strategic overhaul of policies and employment practices, training to implement the strategies, handling EEOC, DOL, and NLRB claims, and litigation.


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Professional Activities

  • Team Spartanburg (Board of Directors; Head of Operations; Economic Impact Chair; Director of Finance; Marketing Committee Oversight)
  • International Center for the Upstate (Board of Directors; Marketing Committee)
  • Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce (Council of Advisors)
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors)
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Leadership Greenville – Class 36
  • Riley Institute, Diversity Leadership Academy, Fall 2010 Class
  • Vistage Member
  • Greenville Symphony Orchestra


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