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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough


The law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough offers the strength and resources of a national law firm with diverse attorneys and professional staff experienced in a broad range of services. With a strong East Coast presence, Nelson Mullins has grown into a national firm with a reputation for meeting the complex litigation, corporate, securities, finance, intellectual property, employment, government relations, regulatory, and other needs of clients ranging from private individuals to large businesses, including many publicly held companies.

With more than 40 diversified practice areas, Nelson Mullins provides creative solutions to complex legal and business problems while offering value-added service to clients. Many Nelson Mullins clients, including growth companies, expanding local businesses, and major international companies, retain the Firm to provide all of their legal services. Other clients are national companies requiring assistance with specific regional or local legal matters. The Firm also has significant experience representing international companies interested in locating facilities in the Southeast. Start-up assistance for entrepreneurial endeavors, complex multi-action litigation defense, and representation of underwriters and investment bankers are only a few of the services that are provided by firm attorneys.

The Firm is large enough to ensure promptness of service, yet personal enough to maintain our established reputation for individual client attention. Nelson Mullins has adopted a program of closely managing its own performance, particularly with respect to quality of service and practice development. The Firm closely communicates regarding clients' requirements and the potential fees and expenses that may result from the Firm's work. Attorneys communicate with clients about available cost-saving measures.

With more than 400 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing from offices in Atlanta, Boston, Tallahassee, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., and throughout the Carolinas, Nelson Mullins has strong roots in the business community and an appreciation for new directions in the business world.

Nelson Mullins is the South Carolina member of the State Capital Group, an association of independent law firms. Member firms are located in all 50 U.S. state capitals and in business markets and financial centers around the world. Attorneys from member firms bring a broad range of skills and experience. Firm members of the State Capital Group practice independently and not in a relationship for the joint practice of law.

At Nelson Mullins, every employee's ideas are valued and personal and professional development is nurtured. We strive for an environment in which every employee's voice can be heard, and we listen to those voices. In learning from each other, we recognize that no single approach can provide every answer. We embrace a diversity of perspectives, expertise, experience, and cultures.

Mission Statement

At Nelson Mullins, our mission is to provide creative solutions to complex legal and business problems and add value to our clients.

Core Values:

  • Keep client interests paramount.
  • Maintain a commitment to excellence in all aspects of the profession.
  • Have complete integrity with each other and our clients.
  • Practice community stewardship and service.
  • Provide a platform that enables and supports entrepreneurship.
Commitment to Excellence

Nelson Mullins has grown to meet the expanding needs of existing clients and to accommodate new clients. The firm is large enough to provide comprehensive service, yet personal enough to maintain an established reputation for individual client attention. Having kept pace with the remarkable economic growth of the Southeastern United States, Nelson Mullins continues to provide quality legal services tailored to the particular needs and interests of our clients while maintaining appropriate regard for the costs of legal representation.

The firm was established in 1897. With a commitment to excellence in client service and a strong loyalty to the communities in which the firm practices, Nelson Mullins continues to position itself as a leader in quality legal representation and counsel.

Compensation and Benefits


  • Bonus program
  • Competitive salaries
  • Eight paid holidays
Furthermore, the Firm offers a $5,000 stipend to entry-level associates to defray costs associated with taking the Bar exam, as well as an additional signing bonus for certain judicial clerkships.

Additional Benefits

  • Leaves of Absence (Personal Leave; Medical Leave; Adoption Leave; Military Leave; Civic Duty Leave; Bereavement Leave; and FMLA)
  • Comprehensive medical coverage
  • Prescription drug program
  • Retirement Plan
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life Insurance and ADD coverage
  • Long-term disability benefits
  • Optional supplemental insurance and life and disability benefits plans
  • Vacation and sick leave as needed
  • State Bar/Professional Organization dues
  • ABA dues
  • Continuing Legal Education and Marketing allotments

Contact Us

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Meridian, 17th Floor
1320 Main Street
SC 29201

Tel: 803.799.2000
Fax: 803.256.7500