Featured in the August 2023 issue of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Chris Gantt-Sorenson shared her passion for becoming a lawyer from a young age:
"I was in debate club from high school through college, and that is what drew me to law," she said. "In college, I enjoyed moot court so much I fell in love with trial work."
Two years into her career, she left her first firm for a $20,000 pay cut to practice with the State Grand Jury Division of the SC Attorney General's office in exchange for being first chair on the cases she handled.
She enjoyed four years of intense trial work before returning to private practice in 1997 when she joined Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, where she grew an employment litigation practice. "I spent my spare time learning employment law and began presenting where I could, which led to work that eventually turned into a full-time practice, and I love it."
Today, Chris leads Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd's Employment Law practice group and works exclusively with all types of employers, providing advice and counsel and representation when an employee or employees file a claim or lawsuit. She is recognized for Labor and Employment Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America© (2019-2024).
Chris is a frequent speaker at industry events. She and her team provide complimentary webinars to HR professionals and timely updates on SC Employers' Blog. Chris is also an adjunct professor at Furman University and serves on the Congregation Council at Trinity Lutheran Church. She has previously served as General Counsel to the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, on the SC Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Council, and as past president of the Pickens Area SHRM and the Greenville County Bar Association.