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Pierce T. (Perry) MacLennan


134 Meeting Street, 3rd Floor
Charleston, SC 29401

Perry MacLennan acts as outside general counsel to private businesses, local governments and non-profit entities. He focuses particularly on employment compliance, regulatory matters, contracting and trial counsel. 

Perry has a passion for employment law. Perry serves as nationwide chair for the Labor & Employment Law Committee of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and regularly blogs about workplace issues at www.SCEmployersblog.com. He counsels employers on everyday compliance issues involving the ADA, FMLA, Title VII, OSHA, state law employment statues and other employment-related regulations. He also represents employers during discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints before the EEOC and in complaints brought before the Department of Labor.

An active litigator and appellate lawyer, Perry handles complex lawsuits involving federal and state employment law, business disputes, property disputes, trust & estate cases and much more. He has extensive experience with appeals and argued before the Supreme Court of South Carolina.  


A proud graduate of Clemson University, Perry gives back to his alma mater through serving on the Clemson Young Alumni Council. Perry went on to become an accomplished law student at the University of South Carolina where he finished in the top 5 of his class, received multiple CALI awards for the top grade in a particular subject and served as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the South Carolina Law Review. He was a Law School Ambassador for the University. He was awarded the top overall score in the 2012 Law Review Journal Writing Competition.

Prior to joining the firm, Perry worked for the South Carolina House of Representatives Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee. In this role, he gained valuable insight into the regulation and licensing of businesses in South Carolina. He also worked as a Research Assistant for a Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he researched tort law for the new cumulative supplement of the South Carolina Law of Torts.


Perry is committed to giving back to the profession through his service with the American Bar Association and the South Carolina Bar. He has served in various leadership roles within the ABA Young Lawyers Division and has served as a South Carolina delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates. Within the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, he currently serves as co-chair for the Professional Development Committee and Make-a-Wish Committee; and as a member of the ICivics Committee and the Bar Convention Committee. 

Mr. MacLennan also serves on the executive committee of LEADSC, a statewide summit for young professionals and was a member of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Discovery Program, Class of 2016.


•  A Long Way From Home: Slow Progress Toward “Home Rule” in South Carolina and a Path to Full Implementation – published in Volume 64 of the South Carolina Law Review.
  Who’s the Boss? You May be a Joint Employer of Temporary Workers - featured in the Association of Corporate Counsel South Carolina’s October 2015 newsletter.

Email pmaclennan@hsblawfirm.com

Phone 843.720.4429

Fax 843.722.2266

134 Meeting Street, 3rd Floor
Charleston, SC 29401