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Nelson Mullins' Patrick Wooten Selected for American Bar Foundation Fellowship

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Jan. 12, 2016)–Patrick C. Wooten, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's Charleston office, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The ABF limits Fellows to one percent of the lawyers admitted to practice in the United States and its territories and to a limited number of lawyers in jurisdictions outside the United States.

Mr. Wooten focuses his practice in the area of business litigation and has experience representing companies and individuals in various types of commercial disputes in both federal and state courts. He also has experience in disputes involving alleged breaches of contract, breaches of fiduciary duty, and violations of the South Carolina Unfair Trade Practices Act. Mr. Wooten currently serves as president of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from the University of South Carolina Honors College and earned his Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law.

The ABF was founded in 1952 by the American Bar Association and is now recognized as the premier institute in the United States for cutting-edge social science research on the law. As an independent, nonprofit organization, the ABF seeks to advance the understanding and improvement of law through research projects of unmatched scale and quality on the most pressing issues facing the legal system in the United States and the world.

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