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Thad H. Westbrook

Partner

Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
thad.westbrook@nelsonmullins.com

Thad Westbrook is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP who practices in South Carolina in the areas of business and complex litigation, consumer finance litigation, class action defense, administrative law, and campaign and election law issues. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Firm's Recruiting Committee and a former member of...

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Thad Westbrook is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP who practices in South Carolina in the areas of business and complex litigation, consumer finance litigation, class action defense, administrative law, and campaign and election law issues. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Firm's Recruiting Committee and a former member of the Firm’s Associates Committee.

the Firm’s Associates Committee.

Thad Westbrook is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP who practices in South Carolina in the areas of business and complex litigation, consumer finance litigation, class action defense, administrative law, and campaign and election law issues. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Firm's Recruiting Committee and a former member of... the Firm’s Associates Committee.

Experience

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  • Experienced in handling business and complex litigation matters in federal courts, state courts and several arbitration forums
  • Represents financial institutions in litigation, including mortgage lenders and servicers
  • Handles various business and complex litigation disputes involving commercial issues, real property, insurance, and class action
  • Represents and counsels clients who are the subject of state attorney general investigations, as well as those who have administrative law matters before state governmental bodies
  • Experienced in providing counsel to governmental and private entities regarding the management and response to data security breaches and identity theft
  • Represents candidates and public officials in matters involving campaign and election law issues

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1999)
    • Articles Editor, South Carolina Law Review
    • Recipient of the Editor’s Award, South Carolina Law Review
    • Student Member, John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court
    • Order of Wig and Robe
  • University of South Carolina, Honors College, BA, Political Science, cum laude (1996)

Admissions

  • South Carolina

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, The Honorable G. Ross Anderson, Jr., U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Practice Areas

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  • Liberty Fellow, Class of 2012
  • 20 Under 40 Class of Young Business Leaders in the Midlands of South Carolina, The State (2009)
  • Recipient, Firm's Edward W. Mullins Excellence in Marketing Award (2006)
  • Recipient, Beyond Pro Bono Award, Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates (2001)
  • Member, Committee on Character and Fitness, South Carolina Supreme Court
  • Member, John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court
  • Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
    • Consumer Financial Services Committee
  • Former Chair (2005-2006) and Vice Chair (2003-2005), Business Law Committee for the Young Lawyers Division, American Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Law Related Education Committee (2004-2006)
  • Former Chair, Professionalism Committee for the Young Lawyers Division, South Carolina Bar (2005-2006)
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, South Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees, University of South Carolina (2010–present)
    • Elected by the S.C. Legislature
    • Chair, Academic Affairs and Faculty Liaison Committee
  • Chair, Lexington Medical Center Foundation Board
  • Former Member, Advisory Board for the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism at the University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Former Vice Chairman, Board of Visitors, University of South Carolina
  • Former Chairman, Board of Directors, Lexington Medical Center
  • Former Member, Board of Visitors, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Nancy K. Perry Children's Shelter
  • Former Member, Dedication Committee, Lexington County Judicial Center
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