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Carl B. Epps, III

Retired Partner

Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
carl.epps@nelsonmullins.com

Carl B. Epps, lll is a partner emeritus of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Columbia. 

Carl B. Epps, lll is a partner emeritus of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Columbia. 

Carl B. Epps, lll is a partner emeritus of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Columbia. 

Experience

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Experience

  • Business litigation, including partnership, corporate, limited liability companies
  • Serves as coordinating trial counsel for clients on national and regional levels
  • Experience in both federal and state courts and an active trial lawyer throughout his career
  • Has represented clients in, among other areas of litigation:
    • banking disputes
    • directors and officers' liability
    • professional negligence claims o chemical exposures
    • real estate development o product liability
  • Has been lead counsel in approximately 100 cases that have gone to verdict
  • Speaker on subjects related to his areas of practice

Previous Professional Experience

  • Before law school, worked for Ciba Pharmaceutical Company

Educational Activities

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
    • Secretary-Treasurer, President, law school student body
    • Phi Delta Phi

Certifications

  • Certified Civil Court Mediator

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, magna cum laude (1970)
    • Order of Wig and Robe
    • Board of Editors, South Carolina Law Review
  • University of South Carolina, BS (1966)

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
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  • John W. Williams Distinguished Service Award, Richland County Bar Association (2015)
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers (2008-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® - Personal Injury Litigation (2003-2016)
  • Fellow, American  College of Trial Lawyers
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, South Carolina Chapter, American  Board of Trial Advocates  (2005)
  • Robert M. Hemphill Award, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association (1996)
  • University of South Carolina Compleat Lawyer Award  (2000)
  • American  Bar Association
  • The Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Served as a faculty member for an International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy
  • Former President, American Board of Trial Advocates, Columbia-Greenville Chapter (1991)
  • Former President, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association (1987-88)
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Chair, Corporate  Roundtable, (2002)
    • Chair, Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee (1997-99)
    • Board Member (1995-98)
    • Chair, Law Economics Committee (1994-95) o Regional Vice President (1994-95)
    • South Carolina state chair (1987-94)
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