Rankings

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

Chambers USA 2014: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

  • Ranked as a Band 3 firm nationally in product liability and mass torts
  • Ranked as a Band 2 healthcare law firm in Georgia
  • Ranked as a Band 2 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

US News – Best Law Firm 2014

  • Ranked as a Tier 3 firm nationally in corporate law, health care law, litigation - environmental, and mass tort litigation/class actions - defendants
  • Ranked as a Tier 2 antitrust firm in Greensboro, N.C.  
  • Ranked as a Tier 1 firm in Tallahassee, Fla., in franchise law
  • Ranked as a Tier 1 firm in Atlanta, G.A. in
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Environmental Law
    • Government Relations Practice
    • Litigation - Environment
    • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Ranked as a Tier 1 firm in Charleston, S.C. in
    • Appellate Practice
    • Environmental Law
    • Healthcare Law
    • Insurance Law
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    • Tax Law
    • Trademark Law
  • Ranked as a Tier 1 firm in Charleston, W.Va. in
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    • Railroad Law
  • Ranked as a Tier 1 firm in Charlotte, N.C. in litigation - intellectual property
  • Ranked as a Tier 1 firm in Columbia, S.C. in
    • Administrative/Regulatory Law
    • Appellate
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Corporate Law
    • Environmental Law
    • Financial Services Regulation Law
    • Government Relations Practice
    • Healthcare Law
    • Insurance Law
    • Litigation - Banking and Finance
    • Litigation - Bankruptcy
    • Litigation - Environmental
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property Law
    • Litigation - Labor & Employment
    • Litigation - Securities
    • Litigation - Trusts & Estates
    • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    • Tax Law
    • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Ranked as a Tier 1 firm in Greensboro, N.C. in
    • Health Care Law
    • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Ranked as a Tier 1 firm in Greenville, S.C. in
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Corporate Governance Law
    • Family Law
    • Insurance Law
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Securities Regulation
    • Venture Capital Law  
    • Labor Law - Management
  • Ranked as a Tier 1 firm in Raleigh, N.C. in
    • Administrative/Regulatory Law
    • Healthcare Law
  • Ranked as a Tier 1 firm in Nashville in
    • Commercial Finance Law
    • Real Estate Law
  • Ranked as a Tier 2 firm in Nashville in 
    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Corporate Law
    • Entertainment Law - Music
    • Information Technology Law
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    • Technology Law

The Legal 500 USA 2014: The Client's Guide to the U.S. Legal Profession

  • Recognized for product liability and mass tort defense: automotive/transport
  • Recognized for product liability and mass tort defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices 

BTI Consulting Group

  • 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
  • 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)   

Modern Healthcare/American Health Lawyers Association

  • Ranked among the 15 largest healthcare practices in the nation based on AHLA membership and Modern Healthcare survey (2013)

The Litigation Almanac

  • Ranked among the top 10 firms in the number and concentration of product liability lawyers and for the number of times the Firm was hired to represent a litigant (2009)

Law 360

  • 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)

AmLaw 200 - 2012

  • Ranked as the 115th largest law firm in the nation based on 2012 gross revenue, up from 123rd in 2011

The Best Lawyers in America

  • One hundred three attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2014)
  • Five attorneys listed as "2014 Best of the Year" in their respective practice areas and cities

International Who's Who of Liability Defence Lawyers

  • Recognized David E. Dukes and James F. Rogers in the 2013 edition of the International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers for their product liability practices. In addition, Mr. Dukes is listed among the top five most highly regarded individuals in product liability defense. The two are the only South Carolina-based attorneys listed in the life sciences edition.

ALM 2014 Go-To Law Firms

  • Contracts litigation
  • Labor litigation
  • Torts litigation
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Patent prosecution
  • Securities Law
  • Labor and Employment Law

National Law Journal NLJ 350

  • Ranked the 90th largest law firm in the U.S. based on the number of attorneys as of December 30, 2013, up from 100th in 2012