Practice and Industry Groups

S. Michael Nail

Associate Greenville

Michael represents employers in a variety of labor & employment litigation, including suits under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FLSA, and other anti-discrimination laws and employment-related torts. Michael also routinely counsels managers and human resources professionals on day-to-day employment matters, including workers’ compensation.

Michael, a native of Greenville, received his undergraduate degree in business from the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business. While in law school, Michael gained a variety of experiences, including a clerkship with Magistrate Judge James R. Klindt of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General. Michael was also an active participant on the nation’s top-ranked moot court team, winning Second Best Oral Advocate Overall in a spring 2013 national competition. Following admittance to the South Carolina Bar, Michael practiced workers’ compensation defense in Columbia, South Carolina.


  • Assisted a private college in obtaining complete dismissal of discrimination and retaliation claims involving unique legal issue at the pleading stage.
  • Obtained directed verdict in a former employee’s claim for wages for a local healthcare provider.
  • Represented numerous employers across various industries in responding to and defending administrative charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and South Carolina Human Affairs Commission.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • Greenville Society for Human Resource Management
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association


  • Employee Relations Law Certificate Series - ''Employer’s Obligations Under the ADAAA'' - Greenville - September 2017


Published Works