• West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Marc E. Williams

T: 304.526.3501
F: 304.526.3541
949 Third Ave., Suite 200
Huntington, WV 25701

Marc Williams is the managing partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s West Virginia office.


  • First chair responsibility for more than 100 jury trials and appeals in his career in both state and federal courts
  • Practice includes experience in the trial and appellate levels of class actions and other mass torts, as well as commercial litigation, employment disputes, toxic torts, consumer fraud, drug and medical device litigation, intellectual property and trade secrets, and environmental claims
  • Experience in the defense of lawsuits alleging psychological injury, brain injury, medical monitoring, insurance coverage and bad faith, and catastrophic injury
  • Has appeared pro hac vice in Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana, Alabama, and Tennessee

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in 11 categories: Appellate Law, Banking & Finance Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, and Railroad Law (2008-2015)
  • Recognized by Chambers USA in Band One (the highest designation) for Commercial Litigation
  • Listed in West Virginia Super Lawyers (2007-2015)

Leadership Positions

  • President of DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar (2008-2009), the 23,000-member international organization of lawyers and corporate counsel who defend the interests of businesses and individuals in civil litigation
  • President of Lawyers for Civil Justice, Inc. (2013-2014), an organization of corporations and lawyers working for civil justice reform
  • President, National Foundation for Judicial Excellence, an organization that provides training on civil justice issues to state court appellate judges (2014-Present)


  • Co-Author, ABA Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation: West Virginia Business Court (2013, 2014)
  • "Proposed Rules Address The Costs And Burdens Of Modern Discovery Practice," Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, November 2013
  • “Lawyers for Civil Justice: Standing for Fairness and Meaningful Reform in U.S. Civil Litigation” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, June 2013