Cheslie Kryst is a member of our litigation team and concentrates her practice in complex civil litigation. Cheslie represents clients in a wide range of challenges including government and business-related disputes, constitutional litigation, and construction disputes. She uses her MBA to better understand and advise clients on the matters she handles.
Cheslie’s business knowledge and environmental research were helpful while working with General Motors Company (GM) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) on electrified vehicles. She helped the Chevrolet Volt Marketing team to assess the impact of zero emission vehicle regulations on company strategies and vehicle development while interning at GM. Additionally, she aided FCA in developing long term plans for electrification in new markets while interning on the Asia Pacific Portfolio Planning Division.
Areas of Focus
- Represents clients in federal and state cases relating to a wide range of business disputes.
- Represents municipalities in local government matters including extensive and complex review of policies and procedures for programs funded by grants from the federal government.
Wake Forest University, JD
Wake Forest University, MBA
University of South Carolina Honors College, BS, cum laude
National Champion – AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition
1L Trial Bar Competition Champion
Division I athlete – track and field
+Professional & Community Activities
Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas
Member, Leadership Charlotte, Class 40
Millennial Advisory Board Member, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
Volunteer, Dress for Success Charlotte
Member, Ayscue Professionalism Award Committee, Mecklenburg County Bar