• South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Robert O. Meriwether

T: 803.255.9469
F: 803.255.9060
Meridian, 17th Floor
1320 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Robert  Meriwether is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Columbia and practices in the areas of product liability, litigation, toxic torts and complex litigation matters.


  • Represents a variety of industries, including glass and plastic manufacturers, elevator/escalator manufacturers, airlines, asbestos product manufacturers, marine and industrial equipment manufacturers, and the manufactured housing industry, in toxic tort and complex litigation cases
  • Has handled thousands of cases in South Carolina, North Carolina, and other southeastern states
  • Experienced in alternative dispute resolution, having participated in numerous arbitrations and mediations

Speaking Engagements

  • “Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts and Screening Issues” National Association of Manufacturers Meeting, 2002
  • “Depositions:  Preparation and Examination,” Mealey’s Asbestos Litigation 101: A Practical Introduction, February 2000
  • “Taking and Defending Effective Depositions in South Carolina,” one of three speakers, Lorman Education Services, 1998 – 2006


  • Chapter author, South Carolina Damages, (2 vol. set) South Carolina Bar, 2004, new edition anticipated 2017