Stephen R. Woods

Stephen R. Woods

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Recognized since 2010

Greenville, South Carolina

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Stephen Woods represents companies in all aspects of labor and employment law. He assists national, regional, and local clients on counseling/preventive, EEOC and employment litigation, and traditional labor (union) issues and questions. He is the chair of the firm's Background Check Advice Group and the shareholder-author of the firm's O-D Comply: Background Check subscription materials.Stephen lives by a client-centric mantra which combines prevention and practicality to create innovative, business-centered solutions which comply with the law. Making national clients happy and satisfied takes a unique skill set, which Stephen has developed and honed during his work with clients and the firm since 1996. Among the employer-clients with whom Stephen has the pleasure of working as the firm's relationship shareholder are Michaels Stores, Michelin North America, Raycom Media, and US Oncology.Before becoming a lawyer, Stephen served as the Manager of Administrative Services at The Greenville News (Greenville, SC), where he managed the HR function for this 500-employee newspaper publishing company.

Contact & Links
  • The Ogletree Building
    300 North Main Street
    Greenville, SC 29601
  • Presbyterian College, BS, graduated 1990
Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina, South Carolina Bar
  • Greenville (SC) Bar Association - Member
  • National Association of Professional Background Screeners - Member
  • National LGBT Bar Association - Member
  • South Carolina Bar Association - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
Special Focus:
  • Employment
  • Labor
  • Management
  • Bronze Compleat Lawyer Award - 1996 (highest award given to a student by the USC School of Law)
  • Yellow Belt certified in Legal Lean Sigma
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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