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June 29, 2021

Shawtina F. Lewis Chosen for National Bar Association’s Top 40 Under 40 Award

LOS ANGELES – Shawtina F. Lewis, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Los Angeles office, has been selected as a member of the 2021-2022 class of the National Bar Association’s Top 40 Under 40 – Nation’s Best Advocates.

Winners will be honored at a virtual ceremony on July 24, 2021.

Lewis represents industrial and automotive companies in a broad array of litigation. Her practice includes the defense of breach of warranty matters, claims that stem from alleged exposure to toxic substances and general litigation matters. She also provides outside general counsel services for a historic women’s service organization, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.  She has also been involved in significant pro bono matters, including immigration and civil rights work.

She joined Nelson Mullins in 2018 as of counsel and was promoted to partner in December 2020. Her impressive client service won her a spot in the High Potentials Program, a two-year program for women partners who have been identified by firm leadership based on legal skills and high business development potential.

According to the organization, these awards recognize the nation’s top lawyers under age 40, who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and community involvement. Winners include lawyers from large, medium and small law firms, solo practitioners, government lawyers, corporate counsel, judges, academics, elected officials, and other lawyers. 

The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African American attorneys and judges. It represents the interests of approximately 66,000 lawyers, judges, law professors, and law students. The NBA is organized around 23 substantive law sections, 10 divisions, 12 regions, and over 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an AmLaw 100 firm that has more than 800 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, DC. For more information on the firm, go to



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