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Henrietta U. Golding

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  • J.D., University of South Carolina (1977)
  • B.A., College of Charleston (1974)

South Carolina

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court – South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • Coastal Carolina National Bank, Board of Directors (2008-2019)
  • South Carolina Supreme Court, Bar Examiner (2009-2019)
  • Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, Board of Directors
  • South Carolina Supreme Court, Employment/Labor Law Advisory Board (2001-2005)
  • Horry County Economic Development Corporation, Board of Directors for Partners (2001-2006), Vice Chair for Partners (2003-2004), Chairperson for Partners (2004-2005)
  • Coastal Business Women's Association, Board of Directors (1996 - 2000)
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, Board of Directors (1993-1995)
  • South Carolina Bar, Judicial Qualifications Committee (1993-1996), Chairperson (1996)
  • Horry County Bar Association, Past Secretary-Treasurer (1982)
  • Leadership South Carolina, Class of 2002
  • College of Charleston, Student Body President (1973)
  • College of Charleston, Class President (1970, 1971, 1973)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®️, Commercial Litigation (2021-2022), Employment Law - Individuals (2011-2022), Employment Law - Management (2011-2022), Labor Law - Management (2011-2022), Litigation - Labor and Employment (2011-2022)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®️ "Lawyer of the Year," Labor Law - Management, Grand Strand, SC (2016, 2018), Litigation - Labor and Employment, Charleston, SC (2019), Labor Law - Management, Charleston, SC (2020)
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, Labor and Employment Star (2021)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor (2008-2019)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent© Peer Review Rating
  • Young Career Woman of the Year (1979)
  • South Carolina Women's Golf Association, General Counsel (1998-2019)
  • College of Charleston, Board of Trustees (2013-2019)
  • Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Board of Directors (2014-2019)
  • Member of Wall School of Business Board of Visitors (Coastal Carolina University), 1998 - present and Member of the Board's Executive Meeting 2006 - 2008
  • Wachovia Bank of South Carolina, N. A. (Myrtle Beach), County Board (1979-2008)
  • The Long Bay Symphonic Society, Ltd., Board of Directors (1998-2000), Vice President (1992-1996)
  • College of Charleston Foundation, Board of Directors (1988-2001)
  • Represents client in its commercial litigation and employment matters.

  • Representation of doctors and medical practices in Horry County and Georgetown Counties in a variety of legal matters including preparation of contracts and employment matters.

  • Represents Banks in litigation matters and contract review and negligence.

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Henrietta Golding has primarily a business related practice in which she practices preventive law as well as being involved in the defense of claims relating to commercial disputes.

Since 2009, Henrietta has been a member of the Board of Directors of Coastal Carolina National Bank as well as its Treasurer. In 2014, she was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Dunes Golf and Beach Club. In June 2013, she was elected by the South Carolina General Assembly to be a Trustee for the College of Charleston with her term to expire in 2022.

Henrietta was a member of the City Board for Wachovia Bank of South Carolina, N.A. (Wachovia is now Wells Fargo & Company) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She served for eight years on the board of directors of the College of Charleston Foundation, is a member on the Wall School of Business, Board of Visitors at Coastal Carolina University, and is Vice-President, a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for Partners Economic Development. She also served on the board for the Coastal Business Women’s Association, and The Long Bay Symphonic Society, Ltd. A member of the Horry County, South Carolina and American Bar Associations, she is a participant in the Employment and Labor Law Sections on the state and national level and the Continuing Legal Education and Judicial Qualifications committees of the state bar association.

She served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Horry County Bar Association from 1980 to 1984. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar Review Committee and was a South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law for 30 years. Her primary practice areas are labor and employment law as well as banking law and civil and commercial litigation matters.

Henrietta is also a member of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association. Henrietta has been selected by her peers for inclusion since 2005 in the Best Lawyers in America 2008 (Copyright 2004 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).