Kirby D. Shealy III is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried more than 50 cases, bench and jury, in both state and federal courts in South Carolina. He has handled more than 25 appeals before the appellate courts of South Carolina, serving as lead counsel in nearly all of them. Kirby has represented clients in a variety of types of cases, including commercial contract, copyright and trademark infringement, construction defect, products liability, title defect and catastrophic injury and death claims against trucking, manufacturing and other commercial enterprises.
He has handled multiple cases involving the liability of directors and officers of corporate entities, has advised such entities regarding governance issues and has advised on multiple matters involving breach of fiduciary duty, unfair trade practices and fraud. In addition, Kirby has worked closely with charter schools on governance issues and on advising students, teachers and administrators on school discipline and employment matters.
In the community, Kirby is currently the Secretary of Thompson Child and Family Focus. He also serves as a trustee of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School and is the chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina. He is also the Scoutmaster for Troop 8 of the Indian Waters Council, BSA.
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1996
Davidson College, B.A., 1993
United States District Court, District of South Carolina
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit