Mary Shahid served for a decade in the General Counsel’s office of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, as Chief Counsel of the coastal permitting office. There she advised multiple permitting programs including the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, the Bureau of Water, the Mining Division, and the Solid Waste Management Division. Since leaving DHEC in 2002 she has represented land-owners, utilities, real estate developers, industry, and local governments in permitting and compliance issues arising from regulation by DHEC, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, and zoning and land use authorities.
Mary has an extensive administrative and regulatory practice. She frequently brings or defends challenges to permitting decisions in the S. C. Administrative Law Court. She has handled numerous appeals of administrative decisions before the state’s appellate courts.