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Cheslie Kryst

t: 704.342.5273

Cheslie is on sabbatical while she fulfills her duties as Miss USA 2019. We are excited for her opportunity to pursue her passion and we wish her the best of luck.

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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.
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  • Represents municipalities in local government matters including extensive and complex review of policies and procedures for programs funded by grants from the federal government.
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Wake Forest University, JD

Wake Forest University, MBA

University of South Carolina Honors College, BS, cum laude

+Notable Accomplishments

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

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