Michael M. Shetterly

Office Managing Shareholder Greenville

Mr. Shetterly is the managing shareholder in the Greenville, South Carolina office. He regularly counsels management on an array of employment and labor law issues, but the primary focus of his practice is FMLA and ADA compliance. He regularly counsels the firm’s clients to ensure management can confidently comply with these complex laws.

Mr. Shetterly began his legal career as a litigator in an array of cases, including construction, insurance, toxic torts and non-compete and trade secret cases. He still litigates today, including employment law cases. He therefore has a blended practice, focusing on litigation and proactive advice to clients.

Mr. Shetterly views his counseling role as one designed to make clients self-sufficient and compliant. His advice is practical, making difficult concepts simple. He is locally and nationally recognized as an excellent trainer of general counsels, human resources, and management.

Attendees at seminars given by Mr. Shetterly write:


“Thoroughly enjoyed the delivery. My favorite presentation so far! You are a Rock Star!”

“Great presentation; Very personable and down to earth; Made us feel included;”

“the presenter used real world examples during the presentation which often made points reviewed clearer;”

“Lots of good, real-world examples were used which made the material easier to understand and remember;”

“Great use of stories and analogies;”

“Engaging – Good Examples;”

“Mike is a great presenter; lots of knowledge, personality and humor! Good experience!”

“Mike made the class fun!”

“Mike did a great job with the presentation.  He is funny, dynamic, and extremely knowledgeable.”

“The dialog and coaching from the facilitator is extremely helpful;”

“Presenter was very knowledgeable and kept the attention of the class;”

“Mr. Shetterly is a great presenter. Good job of keeping the presentation and material interesting;”

“Michael delivered the information in an engaging manner; I enjoyed the presenter’s delivery very much;”

“Thank you for providing first class training!”

“Mike’s sense of humor really helps make the topic easier to listen/pay attention to;”

“I always enjoy the presentations Mike gives; He has a great sense of humor.”


Mr. Shetterly has handled trials involving employment, trade secrets, non-compete issues, commercial, construction, insurance, and property rights litigation in State, Federal and Administrative courts.  

Mr. Shetterly routinely overhauls policies, procedures, and contracts on an array of topics, including leave policies, ADA policies, FMLA policies and procedures, non-compete agreements, social media policies, compensation agreements, independent contractor criteria, general handbooks, etc.

Mr. Shetterly provides an array of training, public and private, including all day FMLA seminars, all day ADA seminars, harassment training, social media training, among others. Mr. Shetterly routinely travels the country with his own seminar program entitled “FMLA to Z with Mike Shetterly.”

Mr. Shetterly regularly provides full service counsel to clients, handling employment and labor law advice to large and small organization. This permits Mr. Shetterly to handle day to day advice, strategic overhaul of policies and employment practices, training to implement the strategies, handling EEOC, DOL, and NLRB claims, and litigation.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • Team Spartanburg (Board of Directors; Head of Operations; Economic Impact Chair; Director of Finance; Marketing Committee Oversight)
  • International Center for the Upstate (Board of Directors; Marketing Committee)
  • Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce (Council of Advisors)
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Leadership Greenville – Class 36
  • Riley Institute, Diversity Leadership Academy, Fall 2010 Class
  • Vistage Member
  • Greenville Symphony Orchestra


  • SEAK National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference - ''ADA: Latest Developments for Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Health Professionals'' - Chicago - June, 2015
  • SC Chamber of Commerce 25th Annual Human Resources Conference - ''Leave and Vacant Positions under the ADA'' - Hilton Head - May, 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''ADA and FMLA - So Many Questions, So Many Answers'' - San Antonio - May, 2015
  • SC Manufacturers Alliance Human Resource Managers Annual Meeting - ''Complex Leave Issues Under The FMLA'' - Greenville - October, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''Leave Issues Under The FMLA and ADA'' - Greenville - October, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''Leave Issues Under The FMLA and ADA'' - Dallas - October, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''Leave Issues Under The FMLA and ADA'' - Phoenix - August, 2014
  • Alabama Self-Insurer’s Association Summer Conference 2014 - ''How to Handle The Toughest FMLA Issues'' - Destin - August, 2014
  • Certificate in Employee Relations Law Series - ''Employer’s Responsibilities Under The FMLA'' - Greenville - June, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Leaves as Reasonable Accommodations: How Much Is Enough And Is Anything Unreasonable?'' - Las Vegas - May, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''Leave Issues Under The FMLA and ADA'' - Greenville - March, 2014
  • 2014 Association of Corporate Counsel - ''ADA, FMLA, And Absenteeism'' - Greenville - February, 2014
  • HR Law Update 2014 - ''Test Your FMLA Knowledge'' - Greenville - February, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''Complex Leave Issues Under the FMLA/ADA'' - Scottsdale - October, 2013
  • South Carolina Hospital Association webinar - ''Social Media: Is Anything Private Anymore???'' - September, 2011
  • Upstate South Carolina Chapter of the American Payroll Association - ''Changes in SC Unemployment'' - Greenville - August, 2011
  • South Carolina Hospital Association - ''Social Media'' - Columbia - August, 2011
  • South Carolina Hospital Association - ''Generational Issues In The Workplace'' - Columbia - July, 2011
  • Greenville Technical College Certificate Series – Greenville Tech - ''FMLA Training For Human Resources'' - Greenville - June, 2011
  • ADP Luncheon - ''The Unemployment Insurance Overhaul In South Carolina'' - Greenville - June, 2011
  • Spartanburg Development Association FMLA Workshop - ''Everything You Need To Know About The FMLA, But Don’t'' - Greenville - February, 2011
  • Southern Textile Association 2010 Fall Meeting - ''Legal Issues Affecting The Textile Industry'' - Spartanburg - November, 2010
  • Private Client Seminar - ''ADA And FMLA For Supervisors'' - Greenville - November, 2010
  • Virginia Society of Healthcare Marketing & Public Relations (VSHMPR) - ''Social Media'' - Richmond - October, 2010
  • The 16th Annual South Carolina SHRM State Conference - ''Avoiding Pitfalls of Social Media'' - Myrtle Beach - September, 2010
  • Private Client Seminar - ''Legal Issues with Social Media'' - Florence - July, 2010
  • South Carolina Hospital Association - ''Social Media Revolution'' - Columbia - June, 2010
  • Greenville Technical College Certificate Series - ''FMLA Training For Human Resources'' - Greenville - June, 2010
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Litigation Considerations Under The New FMLA'' - Las Vegas - May, 2010
  • Spartanburg Development Association Human Resources Law Update - ''So You Are Out Of FMLA, Now What?'' - Greenville - February, 2010
  • Private Client Seminar - ''The ADA And FMLA Amendments What You Need To Know'' - Greenville - August, 2009
  • South Carolina Human Resources Association - ''Managing FMLA And Its Challenges'' - Myrtle Beach - July, 2009
  • Private Client Seminar - ''The ADA Amendments Act . . . What You Need To Know'' - Greenville - January, 2009
  • Private Client Seminar - ''The ADA Amendments . . . What Supervisors Need To Know'' - Greenville - January, 2009
  • Spartanburg Development Association Human Resources Law Update - ''Pay Issues Under The FMLA And Other New Developments'' - Greenville - March, 2008
  • Private Client Seminar - ''Developing And Maintaining A Harassment Free Workplace'' - Greenville - January, 2008 - December, 2008
  • Spartanburg Development Association Human Resources Law Update - ''Difficult Issues Related To Absenteeism'' - Greenville - February, 2007

Our Insights


Media Quotes

July, 2013 - Business Management Daily - "New Military Caregiver Leave Rules Continue FMLA Expansion"
February, 2013 - Law360 - "Employers Should Brace For More FMLA Leave Requests"
June, 2011 - WHNS (Fox) News - "Employers May Be Checking Your Social Media Pages"