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Aug. 19, 2021

Nelson Mullins Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in 2022 ‘Best Lawyers’

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP lawyers have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022.

They are:

In California:

In Colorado:

  • Colin L. Barnacle, Employment Law -- Management
  • Mark T. Clouatre, Commercial Litigation

In the District of Columbia:

  • H. Jason Gold, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Valerie P. Morrison, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Samuel Rosenthal, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Dylan D. Trache, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Andrew M. Tucker, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Solomon L. Wisenberg, Criminal Defense: White-Collar

In Florida:

  • Kristin Ahr, Commercial Litigation
  • Robert Alfert, Jr., Construction Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation -- Construction
  • Randal M. Alligood, Real Estate Law
  • Andy Bertron, Commercial Litigation
  • Michael J. Bittman, Healthcare Law
  • Anne Novick Branan, Healthcare
  • C. David Brown II, Government Relations Practice, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
  • Natalie P. Chappel, Construction Law
  • Joe B. Cox, Trusts and Estates
  • Jeffrey A. Deutch, Real Estate Law
  • C. Craig Eller, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Steven Ellison, Banking and Finance Law, Litigation -- Real Estate
  • Gary M. Freedman, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Peter R. Goldman, Commercial Litigation
  • Jonathan E. Gopman, Trusts and Estates
  • Stacey Halpern, Real Estate Law
  • Clifford I. Hertz, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
  • Gabriel L. Imperato, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Healthcare Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • David Itskovich, Real Estate Law
  • Gary Itskovich, Real Estate Law
  • Arvin J. Jaffe, Banking and Finance Law
  • JJ Johnson, Real Estate Law
  • Diane D. Karst, Real Estate Law
  • Michael Lessne, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Carlos E. Loumiet, Banking and Finance Law
  • George G. Mahfood, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Douglas L. Mannheimer, Government Relations Practice, Healthcare Law
  • Jacqueline S. Miller, Construction Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Daniel S. Newman, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Securities, Securities Regulation
  • Daniel B. Nunn, Jr., Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Lester J. Perling, Healthcare Law
  • Beverly A. Pohl, Appellate Practice
  • Regina Rabitaille, Trusts and Estates
  • Mark F. Raymond, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation – Securities, Public Finance Law
  • Paul Renner, Commercial Litigation
  • A. Wayne Rich, Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Douglas L. Rillstone, Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Environmental, Natural Resources Law
  • Carl V. Romano, Real Estate Law
  • Carl S. Rosen, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Stephanie Russo, Healthcare Law
  • Jon A. Sale, Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Zana Scarlett, Commercial Litigation, Litigation -- Bankruptcy
  • Mike Segal, Healthcare Law
  • James E. Slater, Real Estate Law
  • Jeremy Springhart, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
  • Douglas E. Starcher, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Public Finance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Charles S. Stratton, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Michelle F. Tanzer, Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • Frank P. Terzo, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Jo O. Thacker, Real Estate Law
  • Nicolette C. Vilmos, Commercial Litigation, Litigation -- Bankruptcy
  • Lee D. Wedekind III, Commercial Litigation
  • James J. Wheeler, Real Estate Law
  • Jayne C. Weintraub, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Michael K. Wilson, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction

In Georgia:

In Maryland:

In Massachusetts:

In New York:

In North Carolina:

In South Carolina:

  • Merritt G. Abney, Commercial Litigation
  • Weston Adams III, Appellate Practice, Energy Regulatory Law, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Jody A. Bedenbaugh, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • A. Mattison Bogan, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation
  • C. Mitchell Brown, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
  • William S. Brown, Commercial Litigation
  • Thomas A. Brumgardt, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Robert C. Calamari, Personal Injury Litigation -- Defendants
  • John M. Campbell, Jr., Tax Law
  • Jay S. Claypoole IV, Real Estate Law
  • Michael T. Cole, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Miles Coleman, Commercial Litigation
  • E. Bart Daniel, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Government Relations Practice
  • Christopher J. Daniels, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Jennifer Williams Davis, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Lane W. Davis, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Travis Dayhuff, Healthcare Law
  • Gus M. Dixon, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Dwight F. Drake, Government Relations Practice
  • David E. Dukes, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Patent, Litigation – Securities, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Mark C. Dukes, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Technology Law
  • Debbie Whittle Durban, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Sarah T. Eibling, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Robert W. Foster, Jr., Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Daniel J. Fritze, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • James C. Gray, Jr., Administrative/Regulatory Law, Insurance Law
  • Neil E. Grayson, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • John B. Hagerty, Corporate Law
  • Sue Erwin Harper, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Bernard F. Hawkins, Jr., Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Michael W. Hogue, Commercial Litigation
  • P. Mason Hogue, Jr., Corporate Law, Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • S. Keith Hutto, Commercial Litigation, Franchise Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Kenneth A. Janik, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Litigation – ERISA, Tax Law
  • John M. Jennings, Corporate Governance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • J. Mark Jones, Commercial Litigation
  • Neil C. Jones, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Edward G. Kluiters, Economic Development Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law
  • Frank B. B. Knowlton, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • D. Larry Kristinik III, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Securities
  • John F. Kuppens, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • James K. Lehman, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation – Securities
  • Jennifer Mallory, Advertising Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Cory E. Manning, Commercial Litigation
  • James F. McCrackin, Trusts and Estates
  • John C. McElwaine, Copyright Law, Trademark Law
  • Thomas William McGee III, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Steven A. McKelvey, Jr., Franchise Law
  • Robert. O Meriwether, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • John T. Moore, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Elizabeth Scott Moïse, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Thomas F. Moran, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Tax Law
  • Charles R. Norris, Insurance Law
  • Samuel W. Outten, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law -- Defendants
  • Eric A. Paine, Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
  • Wendy Wilkie Parker, Environmental Law
  • G. Mark Phillips, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Edward E. Poliakoff, Government Relations Practice
  • Keith Poston, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation
  • James F. Rogers, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Bo Russell, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Venture Capital Law
  • Giles M. Schanen, Jr., Product Liability Litigation -- Defendants
  • B. Rush Smith III, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Newman Jackson Smith, Environmental Law, Government Relations Practice, Litigation – Environmental, Water Law
  • Rivers S. Stilwell, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction
  • Robyn Nordin Stowell, Real Estate Law
  • Carmen Harper Thomas, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions -- Defendants
  • David G. Traylor, Jr., Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Howard A. VanDine III, Litigation – Construction
  • Geiza Vargas-Vargas, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Charles S. Verdin IV, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • John C. von Lehe, Jr., Appellate Practice, Tax Law
  • Courtney E. Walsh, Commercial Litigation
  • Daniel J. Westbrook, Healthcare Law
  • Thad H. Westbrook, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Edward K. White, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Tax Law
  • Shawn R. Willis, Real Estate Law
  • David H. Wilkins, Government Relations Practice, International Trade and Finance Law
  • George B. Wolfe, Economic Development Law, Government Relations Practice

In Tennessee:

  • Gary M. Brown, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Franchise Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Thomas J. Cullen, Jr., Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Jason I. Epstein, Corporate Law, Information Technology Law, Privacy and Data Security Law, Technology Law
  • Mark L. Miller, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Laurence M. Papel, Commercial Finance Law, Corporate Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law
  • Shane G. Ramsey, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • David J. White, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Finance Law, Public Finance Law, Real Estate Law

In West Virginia:

  • Melissa Foster Bird, Railroad Law
  • Thomas M. Hancock, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation -- Defendants
  • Kendra L. Huff, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Robert L. Massie, Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Railroad Law
  • Randall L. Saunders, Consumer Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Marc E. Williams, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Railroad Law

According to the organization, lawyers are selected for inclusion based on a peer-review survey. Lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Best Lawyers is based on confidential evaluations by and interviews of leading attorneys about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical areas and legal practice area.

Learn more about the methodology.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 800 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, D.C. For more information on the firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.