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Aug. 18, 2022

Multiple Nelson Mullins Attorneys Honored as "Lawyer of the Year" for 2023

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Best Lawyers in America® has selected several Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP attorneys for 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective cities.
Each of the attorneys received the most votes from among their peers in their practice areas to earn the recognition.

 The “Lawyers of the Year” are:

In Atlanta, Ga.:

  • Philip Cooper – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

In Fort Lauderdale, Fla.:

  • Anne Novick Branan – Health Care Law
  • Carl S. Rosen – Tax Law
  • James J. Wheeler – Real Estate Law

In Jacksonville, Fla.

  • Daniel B. Nunn, Jr. – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

In Miami, Fla.:

  • Daniel S. Newman – Litigation - Securities

In Orlando, Fla.:

  • C. David Brown II – Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Jeremy Springhart -- Litigation -- Construction

In Charlotte, N.C.:

  • Patrick L. Kartes – Patent Law

In Charleston, S.C.:

  • E. Bart Daniel – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • G. Mark Phillips – Product Liability Litigation -- Defendants

In Columbia, S.C.:

  • Weston Adams III – Appellate Practice
  • Thomas A. Brumgardt – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law
  • Travis Dayhuff – Health Care Law
  • P. Mason Hogue, Jr. – Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Edward G. Kluiters – Economic Development Law
  • Thomas William McGee III – Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • James F. Rogers – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

In Greenville, S.C.:

  • Bo Russell – Corporate Compliance Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Charles S. Verdin IV – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • John M. Jennings – Corporate Governance Law

In Charleston, W.Va:

  • Marc E. Williams – Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

According to the organization, inclusion in “Best Lawyers” is based on confidential evaluations by and interviews of leading attorneys about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Learn more about the methodology.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an Am Law 100 firm that has more than 930 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 15 states and Washington, DC. For more information on the firm, go to