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Miles Coleman

Partner

Poinsett Plaza
104 South Main Street
Suite 900
Greenville, SC 29601
miles.coleman@nelsonmullins.com

Miles Coleman practices in the areas of appellate law, business litigation, and First Amendment law. He is an NFL Players Association certified agent.

Miles Coleman practices in the areas of appellate law, business litigation, and First Amendment law. He is an NFL Players Association certified agent.

Miles Coleman practices in the areas of appellate law, business litigation, and First Amendment law. He is an NFL Players Association certified agent.

Experience

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  • Represented clients including Fortune 500 companies, international manufacturers, technology startups, state agencies, and regional healthcare providers in business and appellate litigation in multiple state and federal trial and appellate courts.
  • Represented public agencies and private individuals and entities in numerous matters involving First Amendment protections of speech, association, assembly, and religion.
  • Successfully litigated the conclusion of an IRS Church Tax Inquiry & Examination pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 7611.                                                             
  • Filed 20 amicus briefs at the United States Supreme Court and multiple federal Courts of Appeals in cases combating human trafficking, challenging solitary confinement, and protecting a variety of civil rights on behalf of clients including dozens of U.S. Senators and Representatives, several bestselling authors, monasteries, seminaries, and several Jewish and Muslim groups.
  • Provided pro bono appellate representation to multiple indigent criminal defendants, including a death row inmate, in appeals to the United States Supreme Court, the South Carolina Supreme Court, and the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
  • Drafted dozens of wills for first responders as part of the Firm’s “Wills for Heroes” pro bono program.

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, cum laude (2009)
    • Symposium Editor, South Carolina Law Review
    • Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy
    • National Moot Court Competition Team
    • Mock Trial Competition Team
    • Order of the Barristers
    • Order of the Wig and Robe
    • CALI Award for Civil Procedure I
    • President, Christian Legal Society
    • President, Federalist Society
    • Law School Admissions Advocate
    • Winner, Kate Bockman Memorial moot court competition
    • Winner, J. Woodrow Lewis moot court competition
  • Bob Jones University, BA (2005)

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Eric Bruggink, U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Practice Areas

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  • Leadership South Carolina (2014-15)
  • Blackstone Legal Fellow
  • Washington Fellow, National Review Institute
  • Member, S.C. State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Member, SC Bar Attorney Wellness Committee
  • Board member, School Ministries, Inc.
  • Chairman, S.C. chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy
  • Board Member, Reaching & Teaching International Ministries
  • United Way of the Midlands Blueprint for Leadership (2016–17)
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