Hannah D.  Stetson

Hannah D. Stetson

Associate
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Hannah Stetson is an Associate Attorney in Turner Padget’s Columbia, South Carolina office, where she is a member of the Labor and Employment Team.

Her practice focuses on representing employers and management in various litigation, administrative, and counseling matters. She defends employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (SCHAC), and the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW). She also counsels employers on best policies and practices to help limit or avoid potential liability.

In addition to her labor and employment work, Hannah also practices personal injury defense, premises liability defense, and general business and commercial litigation, including drafting and litigating restrictive covenants.

Following law school, Hannah served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable James A. Beaty, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She subsequently served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Margaret B. Seymour in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. Her clerkship experiences provide her with a unique perspective of the litigation process that she is able to utilize in defending, advising, and counseling her clients.

Administrative

  • Successfully defended employers on charges of discrimination before the EEOC and SCHAC to obtain “no cause” determinations and dismissals.
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 2009
  • South Carolina, 2014
  • North Carolina, 2012
  • United States District for the District of South Carolina, 2015
  • United States District for the Western District of North Carolina, 2015
  • United States District for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2015

Professional or Industry Involvement

  • South Carolina Women’s Lawyers Association
  • South Carolina Young Lawyer’s Division
  • Midlands Elite Lawyer, Employment Law, 2017