Nancy A. Chiles

Nancy Chiles began her legal career in the 1980s as a prosecutor in the 9th Circuit Solictor’s Office.  Since 1994, she maintains a private solo practice in Charleston, South Carolina with a concentration in employment matters emphasizing representation of federal employees before the EEOC.  

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I rely upon the safety of the food I eat, water I drink, airports I travel, the skies I fly, the national parks I visit, the mail I receive – every day I am grateful for the service of federal employees.

I am grateful for the Federal employees who serve in our armed forces, who provide a secure homeland and protect our borders. 

I am thankful to the people who administer the social security earned by Americans and vital to their existence in old age.Mostly, I am proud and grateful to those Federal employees who work for justice, protect our freedoms and ensure our constitutional rights survive.


Federal Employment Law

Federal employees have rights under many anti-discrimination laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; etc. Federal sector workers also are protected from retaliation for reporting discrimination, waste, fraud, and abuse.  Are you a federal employee who has been treated unfairly?  I’m here for you.

Beware of the short statute of limitations as a Federal employee.  If you believe your situation is based on discrimination, you only have 45 days to file with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).   If you have been fired from your federal job, you only have 30 days from firing to file a claim with the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).


Maryanne S

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Appeal No: 0720140028

Federal Sector Case

Maryanne S



  • Nancy represented me for several years because once I filed the disability EEO claim the agency retaliated. She took my case all the way to full hearing before an Administrative Judge and did a wonderful job! 

    Cheryl, Former USPS employee

  • I would recommend Nancy Chiles to all federal employees who are experiencing discrimination in the federal workplace. She knows the procedure, explains the pitfalls, has excellent people skills and trial experience. She made my situation so much better. 

    Bill, Former USDA employee 

  • Nancy addressed my concerns and what I had to look forward to in pursuing my case. She conducted herself in a very professional manner, but at the same time made it clear she can be a fierce advocate for her clients in the courtroom. 

    Mary Anne, Bureau of Prisons 

  • Paying Nancy Chiles to sit down with me for a consultation was money well spent. She analyzed my facts and kept me from making a big mistake. I am still employed and have undergone positive changes in my workplace. 

    Tom, Department of Defense  

  • Attorney Nancy Chiles representing me in my case was the best decision I could have ever made.  Lawsuits can be very uncomfortable and stressful while you are going through the process, but Attorney Nancy Chiles made me feel very comfortable.  

    Mary Anne, Bureau of Prisons 

  • Attorney Chiles is very passionate about discrimination and I would be proud to refer my family, friends, and even strangers to her, knowing they would be very happy with her legal expertise.  

    Mary Anne, Bureau of Prisons 

NANCY A. CHILES, Attorney at Law

Ms. Chiles has practiced law in Charleston for almost 40 years, with the last 16 focusing on representing Plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases. She enjoys representing federal employees facing discrimination challenges on the job. She has successfully represented Agency employees from:

  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • United States Postal Service
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of the Navy
  • Department of Interior
  • Bureau of Prisons
  • Social Security Administration
  • Department of Air Force
  • USDA
  • Department of Justice

Ms. Chiles is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law and member of the South Carolina Bar Association. She began her legal career prosecuting child sexual abuse cases in the 9th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a sole practitioner.


National Employment Lawyers Association
Certified Arbitrator
Certified Mediator
EEOC Mediator
SC BAR Association
Charleston County Bar Association

No Commitment Consultations

If you feel like you are being discriminated against or have been the victim of unfair employment practices while working for the federal government, I can help.  Initial consultations are non-binding.  Contact my office at (843) 577-3173 to discuss your federal employment discrimination issue.

(843) 577-3173
(843) 406-7527 (fax)
102 Wappoo Creek Dr
Suite One
Charleston, SC 29412
In-office consultation fee is $250