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WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced today that all four attorneys from Wilson & Helms LLP, a litigation boutique practice, have joined the Firm. G. Gray Wilson, Linda L. Helms, Stuart H. Russell, and Lorin J. Lapidus will all be resident in the Winston-Salem office.
The Wilson & Helms team has focused on professional liability defense, business litigation, and appeals. Its attorneys have experience handling a variety of litigation cases, including employment and intracorporate disputes, restrictive covenants, will contests and estate litigation, and breach of contract claims.
“We are so pleased to grow our office with such a quality team,” said Winston-Salem Managing Partner Denise M. Gunter. “Their practice fits the strategic plan for growth of the litigation practice and our office by adding several highly experienced trial lawyers. Their experience will be of great benefit to our clients.”
Widely regarded as one of North Carolina’s top trial lawyers, Wilson is also the author of North Carolina Civil Procedure, a treatise that is now in its third edition. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America. Active in State Bar matters, he is currently serving as president-elect of the North Carolina State Bar. Wilson is a graduate of Davidson College (B.A., 1973) and Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1976).
“Nelson Mullins is a great fit for us,” said Wilson. “The firm’s outstanding reputation, deep litigation bench, and larger platform will enable us to develop our practice and enhance the services we offer to clients.”
A veteran litigator, Helms has significant trial experience, with a strong focus in professional liability matters. She is a graduate of High Point University (B.A., 1989) and Wake Forest University (J.D., 1992), where she was the research editor of the Wake Forest Law Review.
Russell, a graduate of Duke University (B.A., 2001) and Duke University School of Law (J.D., 2004), is active as a leader in the Forsyth County Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Forsyth County Board of Elections.
Lapidus is a graduate of New York University (B.A., 2001), Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D., 2004), and The George Washington University Law School (LL.M., 2005). He served as a clerk for Judge Eric L. Levinson of the North Carolina Court of Appeals (2006-2007).
Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 550 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 10 states and Washington, DC. For more information on the Firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.
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