Deep Knowledge of Asbestos Litigation

The Nelson Mullins Asbestos Defense Practice Group brings together an experienced group of practitioners in asbestos-related defense litigation. Over a period of more than 35 years, our lawyers have served as national coordinating counsel, national trial counsel, regional counsel, local counsel, and settlement counsel in asbestos litigation in multiple jurisdictions.  Our attorneys have tried asbestos personal injury cases to verdict in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington State, and West Virginia, and have participated in asbestos personal injury trials in Alabama, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Our attorneys have experience defending manufacturers, suppliers, and vendors of a wide variety of asbestos-containing products and equipment, as well as premises owners, contractors, and component part manufacturers. Our group has the experience and resources to try cases whenever necessary, though we also recognize the value of early case resolution when appropriate, and we have demonstrated success in negotiating outcomes with plaintiff’s firms in multiple jurisdictions. We also have experience working with many of the nation’s leading experts in fields such of industrial hygiene, engineering, medicine, pathology, and the Navy.

National Coordinating Counsel Experience

Nelson Mullins attorneys have served as national coordinating counsel to several clients, managing all aspects of the clients' asbestos litigation. Our lawyers have been instrumental in developing cohesive defense strategies and coordinating and implementing these strategies in every phase of litigation for our clients' entire asbestos dockets. Our attorneys frequently train counsel from other defense firms on topics such as product knowledge, taking depositions, and implementation of national strategies.

National Trial Counsel Experience

Nelson Mullins attorneys have served as national trial counsel for several clients, acting as lead trial counsel in multiple asbestos trials and obtaining defense verdicts in jurisdictions with historically active asbestos dockets such as California, Georgia, Illinois, Florida, New York, South Carolina and West Virginia.

A Local Presence for a Well-Coordinated Defense

Nelson Mullins attorneys have experience defending clients in local asbestos litigation throughout the firm's geographic footprint, including South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Massachusetts. Our presence in these areas allows us to bring substantial resources to bear, and to better coordinate with clients for a more cohesive defense. Because we often represent numerous clients in the same litigation, our clients often receive the value of split defense costs.


Lawyers in our Asbestos Defense Practice Group have been recognized in numerous publications, including The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.