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June 7, 2023

Nelson Mullins Earns Recognition in 2023 from The Legal 500 U.S. Guide

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- In the latest edition of its U.S. Guide, The Legal 500 has recognized 70 Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP attorneys in 16 practice areas. In addition, the UK-based legal directory recognized five attorneys in two practices in its “Firms to Watch” category.

The practice areas and the attorneys noted in the annual publication are:

Dispute resolution: E-Discovery

  • John D. Martin (Columbia, S.C.) Leading Lawyer
  • Heyward Bonyata (Columbia, S.C.)
  • Lucile H. Cohen (Columbia, S.C.)
  • Julie A. Flaming (Columbia, S.C.)
  • Jarrett Coco (Columbia, S.C)
  • Travis Bustamante (Charlotte, N.C.)

Dispute resolution: Product liability, mass tort, and class action - defense: Automotive/Transport

  • Terri S. Reiskin (Washington, D.C.) Leading Lawyer
  • Ryan Cosgrove (Los Angeles)
  • Eden Darrell (Richmond, Va.)
  • Sandra Ezell (Richmond, Va.)
  • Heather Fields (Richmond, Va.)
  • Richard B. North, Jr. (Atlanta)
  • Robert Wise (Richmond, Va.)

Dispute resolution: Product liability, mass tort, and class action - defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

  • Alana Bassin (Minneapolis)
  • Michael A. Brown (Baltimore)
  • Rachel Byrnes (Cleveland)
  • Ryan Cullen (Nashville)
  • David E. Dukes (Columbia, S.C.)
  • Molly Jean Given (Minneapolis)
  • J. Mark Jones (Columbia, S.C.)
  • Richard B. North Jr. (Atlanta)
  • Kate Skagerberg (Nashville)
  • Terri Reiskin (Washington, D.C.)

Dispute resolution: Product liability, mass tort, and class action - defense: Toxic Tort

  • Michael A. Brown (Baltimore) Leading Lawyer
  • David E. Dukes (Columbia, S.C.)
  • Jahmy Graham (Los Angeles)


  • Daniel Cohen (Atlanta) Leading Lawyer
  • Marquetta Bryan (Atlanta)
  • Scott R. Palmer (Washington, D.C.)
  • Alexis Trumble (Atlanta)

Transport: Rail and Road – Litigation and Regulation

  • Steven McKelvey, Jr. (Columbia, S.C.) Leading Lawyer
  • Christie Iannetta (Washington, D.C.) Next Generation Lawyer
  • Andy Bertron (Tallahassee, Fla.)
  • Sally Caver (Columbia, S.C.)
  • Mark T. Clouatre (Denver)
  • Richard H. Otera (Los Angeles)
  • Jody Porter (Los Angeles)

M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

  • Thomas Brumgardt (Columbia, S.C.)
  • Gus M. Dixon (Columbia, S.C.)
  • Brian Galison (Atlanta)
  • Timothy Hodge, Jr. (Baltimore)
  • Michael E. Hollingsworth II (Atlanta)
  • Colleen Pleasant Kline (Baltimore)
  • Rebekah McCorvey (Atlanta)
  • Rhys T. Wilson (Atlanta)

Dispute resolution: Product liability, mass tort, and class action – defense: Consumer Products (Including tobacco)

  • Michael A. Brown (Baltimore)
  • Sandra Ezell (Richmond, Va.)

Government: Government Relations

  • Woojin Shin (Washington, D.C.)
  • David H. Wilkins (Greenville, S.C.)

Labor and Employment: Immigration

Media, Technology and Telecoms – Outsourcing

  • Jason Epstein (Nashville)
  • Val Gross (New York)
  • Ed Hansen (New York)
  • Geoffrey Vickers (Nashville)

Media, Technology and Telecoms – Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory

  • John Heitmann (Washington, D.C.) Hall of Fame
  • Steven Augustino (Washington, D.C.)
  • Joshua Guyan (Washington, D.C.)
  • Debra McGuire Mercer (Washington, D.C.)

Dispute resolution: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense

  • Bart Daniel (Columbia, S.C.)
  • Jon Sale (Miami)
  • Solomon Wisenberg (Washington, D.C.)

Healthcare: Service Providers

  • Gabriel Imperato (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
  • Gina Greenwood (Atlanta)
  • Noah Huffstetler (Raleigh, N.C.)
  • Patricia Markus (Raleigh, N.C.)
  • Thomas F. Moran (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

M&A/corporate and commercial – Venture Capital and Emerging Companies

  • Joe Daniels (New York)
  • Jackson Hwu (Miami)
  • Leandro Molina (Miami)
  • Paul Rothstein (Atlanta)

United States: Real Estate

  • Jeffrey A. Deutch (Boca Raton, Fla.)
  • David Itskovich (Boca Raton, Fla.)
  • Christopher Staller (Boca Raton, Fla.)
  • Jo. Thacker (Orlando)
  • Eric Wilensky (Atlanta)

Firms to Watch

Finance: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings

  • Jonathan Talcott (Washington, D.C.)
  • Andrew Tucker (Washington, D.C.)

Finance: Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Corporate

  • Gary Freedman (Miami)
  • Shane Ramsey (Nashville)
  • Dylan Trache (Washington, D.C.)

Selections for the publication are based on The Legal 500’s research into the legal market, including interviews with law firm commercial clients and attorney peers, according to the organization. The UK-based reference guide has been published annually for more than 25 years. Learn about its methodology.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an AmLaw 100 firm of more than 1,000 attorneys, policy advisors, and professionals, with 33 offices in 17 states and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit