Reid T. Sherard

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Meet Reid

Reid Sherard leads Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Family Law practice group. He concentrates his time in complex divorce-related litigation, particularly involving significant assets, income, valuation, or other challenging financial issues as well as contested custody matters, interstate and international jurisdiction disputes, and premarital and postnuptial agreements. He enjoys helping individuals find solutions to difficult personal problems, whether through negotiated settlement or in trial. Reid is sensitive to the private nature of the matters he handles and recognizes the importance of each case. 
 
Reid is based in Greenville, his hometown, but practices across the state. He is frequently requested to speak on family law issues at statewide seminars. 
 
Reid also maintains a litigation and appellate practice.  He has tried cases in the family court, federal district court, and various state and local courts. He has argued ten appeals, including in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the South Carolina Supreme Court, and the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
 
Before joining Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, Reid practiced for 15 years at an AmLaw 100 firm.  He is a graduate of the nationally recognized Family Law Trial Institute in Houston, Texas. Reid commenced his career as a law clerk to now-retired Hon. G. Ross Anderson, Jr., U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina.
 
Education
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 2004
  • University of Aberdeen, Scotland, MLitt, with distinction, 2001
  • University of South Carolina Honors College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2000
Admissions
  • South Carolina, 2004
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina
Honors and Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Family Law (2016-2021)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® Top 25 in South Carolina (2017, 2018, 2020)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® Family Law (2014-2020)
  • AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Greenville Business Magazine "Legal Elite of the Upstate Top Attorney Vote" Family Law (2016-2020)
  • Greenville Business Magazine "Legal Elite of the Upstate" Family Law (2012-2020) 
  • Jefferson Awards Foundation “ChangeMakers” 2018
  • University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Council “Compleat Lawyer (Silver)” 2014
  • University of South Carolina Honors College “Distinguished Honors Alumnus” 2014
  • Greenville Magazine “Best and Brightest, 35 and Under” 2007
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Professional and Civic Activities
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Certified Family Court Mediator
  • South Carolina Bar, Family Law Section Council (2020-Present)
  • South Carolina Bar, House of Delegates (2012-Present)
  • Greenville County Bar Association, Secretary (2020-Present), Executive Committee (2015-Present)
  • Clement F. Haynsworth Jr./Matthew J. Perry Jr. Inn of Court
  • Leadership Greenville, Class 33
  • A Child’s Haven, Board of Directors (2014–Present), President 2017
  • YMCA Camp Greenville, Board of Advisors (2013-2019)
  • South Carolina Historical Society, Board of Managers (2010-2016)
  • University of South Carolina Board of Visitors, Board Member (2005-2010)
  • Coach, youth soccer and basketball
Presentations and Publications
  • “Managing Client Expectations,” SC Bar Family Law Essentials CLE, July 2020
  • Co-presenter “Above Guidelines Child Support,” SC Bar Advanced Family Law CLE, December 2019
  • “Most Important Recent Family Law Cases,” SC Bar Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners CLE, September 2019
  • “Enforcing Mediated Agreements,” Greenville County Bar “Year-End” CLE, February 2019
  • “Custody Case Law,” SC Bar Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners CLE, September 2018
  •  “Attorney’s Fees in Contempt Actions,” SC Bar Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners CLE, September 2017
  • “Non-marital Property,” SC Bar Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners CLE, September 2016
  • “Sole Custody,” Greenville County Bar “Year-End” CLE, February 2016
  • “Approving Agreements Over One Party’s Objection,” SC Bar Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners CLE, September 2015
  • “Family Court Approval Of A Marital Settlement Agreement Over One Party's Objection,” South Carolina Lawyer, January 2015
  • “Demystifying International Child Abduction Claims Under The Hague Convention,” South Carolina Lawyer, March 2013