BackPremises Liability

The Nelson Mullins Premises Liability Team counsels clients on matters of premises liability and has represented property holders across the United States in cases that alleged inadequate security, slander, slip and fall, and physical and sexual assault. Nelson Mullins serves as regional and national counsel for clients from numerous industries, including hospitality, retail, real estate, and health care.

Firm clients have included leading hotel chains and restaurants, large grocery stores, convenience and department stores, manufacturing plants, daycare centers, hospitals, and apartment complexes. Nelson Mullins attorneys have served as lead counsel and tried premises cases in state and federal courts in venues throughout the United States.

Nelson Mullins recently served as lead counsel in a high profile, two-week wrongful death shooting trial in Las Vegas. The Firm represented one of the largest publicly traded casinos in America, and the trial ended in a defense verdict for the casino. Nelson Mullins presently serves as lead trial counsel in numerous cases in Las Vegas that have resulted from multiple gunshot and knife wounds between rival motorcycle gangs.

With an increase in premises liability tort filings and soaring jury awards, property holders often seek the counsel of Nelson Mullins attorneys for help to ensure compliance with regulations and provide high quality legal representation, or early investigation of violent crimes on their property.

Nelson Mullins has established a strong network of security consultants and expert witnesses who offer security counsel and serve as expert witnesses in the defense of premises liability lawsuits. The firm’s expert witnesses include security experts, criminologists, physicians, economics specialists, vocational rehabilitation experts, and child psychologists.

In addition to its expert witness resources, the Nelson Mullins Premises Liability Team offers experience in investigations and examinations of plaintiff experts; corporate, executive and managerial depositions; strategic litigation plans; and early investigation procedures for incidents that occur throughout the United States.

Nelson Mullins attorneys frequently speak at industry seminars, such as the American Hotel and Motel Association, on how to handle or control violent crime incidents on owners’ property. Nelson Mullins counsels clients on all aspects of violent crimes on their property, such as police investigations, public relations, in-house investigations, criminal suspect interviews, etc. One Nelson Mullins partner serves on the editorial board of the Hospitality Law Newsletter, which is probably the most widely circulated newsletter to U.S. hotel and restaurant chains.

While Nelson Mullins maintains the confidentiality of its client relationships, client references are available on request. For additional information on the firm's premises liability practice, contact Robert W. Foster, Jr. at 800.237.2000 or at