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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Aug 9, 2018

Nelson Mullins merger with Broad and Cassel complete

South Carolina’s largest law firm has grown a bit more with the completion of a merger with Florida-based firm Broad and Cassel on Aug. 1. The new firm will be known as Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel in Florida, while retaining the name Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough elsewhere. The combined firm will have 750 […]

Jul 23, 2015

Baked on a plane

Sarah Buffett once told our sister publication, The Mecklenburg Times, that she fought the Department of Homeland Security for a living. “But I don’t always win,” Buffett, 41, said in the 2012 interview. Well she now finds herself in another battle with the agency, and she’s losing. And losing badly. After allegedly causing a mid-air […]

Dec 11, 2014

A full roster for ABA president

Access to justice, sentencing reform and the role of the legal community in the immigration crisis are a few of the issues William C. Hubbard is taking on as the 2014-15 president of the American Bar Association. He says the role is keeping him busy. A partner with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Columbia, […]

Apr 11, 2014

Firms broaden scope of diversity efforts to include LGBT issues

Four of the firms on this year’s top 20 largest list voluntarily participated in a national survey that rates their organizational inclusiveness regarding LGBT equality issues, with one charting a perfect score. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2014 Corporate Equality Index Survey included ratings for Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough; Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice; [&[...]

Apr 11, 2014

Keeping an eye on emerging trends helps Nelson Mullins maintain its top spot

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough remained South Carolina’s largest law firm in 2013, with 203 lawyers here, even as it continued to grow significantly outside of the state. Managing partner James Lehman said the firm is still guided by the vision of the late Claude Scarborough Jr., who joined the firm in 1955. His idea was that […]

Apr 11, 2014

Largest Law Firms: Holding Steady

For reasons that may linger — the echoing alarms set off by the Great Recession, the retirements of baby boomers, the migration to the role of in-house counsel — many law firms are learning to operate with fewer lawyers. According to South Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2014 survey of the state’s 20 largest law firms, half […]

Oct 28, 2013

Columbia attorney Steve Morrison dies at 64

Columbia attorney and former mayoral candidate Steve Morrison has died at age 64.

Oct 24, 2013

National consumer protection chief to join Nelson Mullins

The chairwoman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission said she will leave the agency and join a South Carolina law firm in December, after more than four years leading the panel.

Sep 18, 2012

Veteran SC lawyer Claude Scarborough dies at 82

Claude Scarborough, a longtime partner with South Carolina's largest law firm, died Saturday at his Columbia home, firm officials said Monday. He was 82.

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