Nelson Mullins is a leader in its chosen practices, industries and locations. Nelson Mullins is frequently ranked in regional and national trade publications.

AmLaw 100 - 2017

  • Ranked as the 88th largest law firm in the nation based on 2016 gross revenue

Chambers USA 2017: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

  • Ranked as a Band 3 firm nationally in product liability and mass torts
  • Ranked as a Band 4 corporate/M&A firm in Georgia
  • Ranked as a Band 2 healthcare firm in North Carolina
  • Ranked as a Band 1 corporate/mergers & acquisitions firm in South Carolina
  • Ranked as a Band 1 corporate/M&A: banking & finance firm in South Carolina
  • Ranked as a Band 1 litigation firm in South Carolina
  • Ranked as a Band 2 environmental firm in South Carolina

U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2017

The nationally ranked practices are

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

The Tier 1 practice areas and the cities are



Charleston, S.C.

Huntington/Charleston, W.Va.

Charlotte, N.C.

Columbia, S.C.

Greenville, S.C.

Nashville, Tenn.

Raleigh, N.C.

Washington, DC

The Legal 500 USA 2017: The Client's Guide to the U.S. Legal Profession

  • Recognized for M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle market (sub-$500 million)

BTI Consulting Group

  • Named to the BTI Client Service A-Team 2015
  • Noted as a "leader in complex litigation" and a "Go-To-Provider of IP Services" in a BTI Consulting Group report, "Intellectual Property Outlook" (2014)
  • Ranked in the top 10 percent of all firms for IP litigation in the "BTI Litigation Outlook 2015"
  • Identified in a BTI Consulting Group client survey as an Honor Roll Litigation Powerhouse for intellectual property litigation (2013)
  • Ranked in the top 25 percent of bet-the-company firms

Law 360

  • Ranked in 2015 as a Top 100 law firm in five practice areas, including product liability at No. 16. Other practices ranked were bankruptcy, environmental, real estate, and insurance.
  • Ranked a top 2010 Product Liability Group as a result of crucial victories in some of the nation's biggest cases. Nelson Mullins joins Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, Sidley Austin LLP, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, and Bowman and Brooke LLP in the top five ranking
  • Ranked as the #2 largest product liability practice in the nation and having the second largest concentration of product liability lawyers in a law firm (2009)

Southern Political Report 

  • Ranked as a Top 5 Government Affairs Firm and Lobbyists in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina (2015)

The Best Lawyers in America®

  • One hundred fifteen Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough attorneys in more than 40 practices areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017. Additionally, 14 attorneys have been selected "Lawyer of the Year" in their practice areas in their metropolitan areas, having received the most votes in their respective practice areas.

ALM 2014 Go-To Law Firms