Firm Overview

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP provides advice and counsel in litigation, corporate, securities, finance, intellectual property, employment, government relations, regulatory, and other needs of clients ranging from private individuals to large businesses, including many publicly held companies.

With more than 40 diversified practice areas, Nelson Mullins provides creative solutions to legal and business problems while offering value-added service to clients. Many Nelson Mullins clients—including growth companies, expanding local businesses, and major international companies—retain the Firm to provide all of their legal services. Other clients are national companies requiring assistance with specific regional or local legal matters. The Firm also has experience representing international companies interested in locating facilities in the Southeast. Start-up assistance for entrepreneurial endeavors, multi-action litigation defense, and representation of underwriters and investment bankers are only a few of the services that are provided by Nelson Mullins attorneys.

The Firm is large enough to ensure promptness of service, yet personal enough to maintain our established reputation for individual client attention. Nelson Mullins has adopted a program of closely managing its own performance, particularly with respect to quality of service and practice development. The Firm closely communicates regarding clients' requirements and the potential fees and expenses that may result from the Firm's work. Attorneys communicate with clients about available cost-saving measures.

With more than 500 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing from offices in Atlanta, Boston, Florida, New York, Tennessee, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., and throughout the Carolinas, Nelson Mullins has strong roots in the business community and an appreciation for new directions in the business world.

At heart, Nelson Mullins is an entrepreneurial firm dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to our most important partners, our clients.  To that end, Nelson Mullins encourages its lawyers to approach each client individually, working to understand the needs, goals, and long-term plans of each client.  By identifying these strategic issues, our attorneys can develop an individualized approach targeting each facet of the client, creating specific solutions to help address each need, to reach each goal, and to realize each long-term plan.

Professional Affiliations

The lawyers of Nelson Mullins are members of more than 100 professional organizations and bar associations, and hold leadership positions in many of them. Selected Firm lawyers are members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Defense Research Institute, and the Product Liability Advisory Council. Additionally, the firm holds membership in three premier law firm associations.

ALFA International

Nelson Mullins is the designated member firm of  ALFA International for Columbia, Greenville and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. With 145 member firms across the globe (80 in the United States) ALFA International is the premier global network of independent law firms whose success is driven by broad, deep, local relationships all over the world. More information is available at Firm contact: Keith Hutto, 803.255.9575 or his assistant Georgia Vernon, 803.255.9342

ALFA International

State Capital Group

Nelson Mullins is the South Carolina member of the State Capital Group, an association of independent law firms. Member firms are located in all 50 U.S. state capitals and in business markets and financial centers around the world. Attorneys from member firms bring a broad range of skills and experience. Firm members of the State Capital Group practice independently and not in a relationship for the joint practice of law.


Employment Law Alliance

Nelson Mullins is the exclusive South Carolina representative of the Employment Law Alliance, the world's largest network of labor and employment lawyers. Through the ELA, our Firm has the ability to service our clients' needs throughout the U.S. and around the world.  For more information about the ELA, please visit


Employment Law Alliance