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Experienced Litigators David Allen, Ben Chesson
Join Nelson Mullins in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE (June 16, 2016)–Two experienced litigators have joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in its Charlotte office. David N. Allen has joined as a partner and Benjamin S. Chesson as an associate. Both have experience in litigation in a variety of industries including product liability defense.

Mr. Allen has been trying lawsuits for more than 30 years with close to 100 juries empaneled during that time. He regularly represents pharmaceutical and medical device companies, manufacturing and chemical companies, local governments, physicians and hospitals, and corporations in complex business litigation in federal and state courts throughout the region. A former president of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Mr. Allen is a frequent lecturer on substantive and technical aspects of trial practice for numerous sponsors of continuing legal education presentations. He is also an elected councilor of the North Carolina State Bar and a former chair of its Ethics Committee.

Mr. Allen earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Mr. Chesson focuses his practice in the areas of product liability litigation and commercial litigation. He has experience defending product manufacturers in large-scale litigation arising out of allegations that a product defect, failure to warn, or breach of warranty resulted in catastrophic injury or death. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Chesson practiced at an international law firm where he represented financial institutions in regulatory investigations and white-collar litigation arising out of alleged misconduct in various in various financial markets.

Mr. Chesson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelors of Arts in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned a Juris Doctor from the Wake Forest University School of Law.

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