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Robert W. Foster, Jr.

Partner

Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
robbie.foster@nelsonmullins.com

Robbie Foster is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's Columbia office where he practices in the areas of product liability, business litigation, and premises liability. Additionally, he has experience in fire litigation.

Robbie Foster is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's Columbia office where he practices in the areas of product liability, business litigation, and premises liability. Additionally, he has experience in fire litigation.

Robbie Foster is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's Columbia office where he practices in the areas of product liability, business litigation, and premises liability. Additionally, he has experience in fire litigation.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Serves as national product liability counsel for a manufacturer of home appliances
  • Serves as national and regional counsel for certain hotel chains, and has handled violent crime and premises liability cases in California, Georgia, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas
  • Has tried over 80 cases to verdict and handled oral arguments at every level of appeal in South Carolina and Georgia

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1982)
    • Moot Court Bar
    • International Law Moot Court Team
  • University of South Carolina, Honors College, BA, History (1979)

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Clerkships

  • The Honorable Falcon B. Hawkins, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • American Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, South Carolina Chapter
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • American Law Firm Association
  • Product Liability Advisory Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute

 

  • Eastminister Presbyterian Church - Deacon; Stewardship Chair (2012, 2013)
  • United Way of the Midlands - Board of Directors; Community Impact Committee
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Chapter President (2013)
  • American Law Firm Association, Hospitality Steering Committee, Product Liability Practice Group Steering Committee
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, former Board of Directors; former Program Chair; former Convention Chair
  • Chair, Nelson Mullins' Products Liability Practice Group (Consumer and Mechanical Products) (2008-2015)
  • Managing Partner, Nelson Mullins' Charleston office (1989-1992)
  • Administrative Managing Partner, Nelson Mullins' Atlanta office (1992- 1996)
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