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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP


"Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough's success as a law firm is dependent on our maintaining a steadfast commitment to inclusive excellence, with our professionals enjoying equal access to the best opportunities for their professional development and growth. Correspondingly, we are committed to achieving and maintaining robust diversity in all aspects of Firm life, where we value a wide array of backgrounds, characteristics and life experiences among our professionals -- including those associated with race, gender, age, ethnicity/national..."

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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 799-2000

Firm Stats

Chairman and Managing Partner: James K. Lehman
Recruiting Chair: Brandee Kowalzyk
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
750 - 1K
No. of Partners Named 2021:
Billable-Hour Requirement:

Base Salary

South Carolina
1st year: $120,000 North Carolina
1st year: $145,000 Georgia
1st year: $155,000 Washington, DC
1st year: $165,000 Massachusetts
1st year: $160,000 West Virginia
1st year: $100,000 Tennessee
1st year: $135,000 Florida
1st year: $120,000-$140,000 New York
1st year: $175,000 Colorado
1st year: $160,000 California:
$165,000 Maryland:
$150,000 Summer Associates:

Employment Contact

Michelle C. Klett
Senior Legal Recruiting and Development Coordinator
(803) 255-9316
General Recruiting Email:

No. of U.S. Offices: 25

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA
Baltimore, MD
Boca Raton, FL
Boston, MA
Charleston, SC
Charlotte, NC
Columbia, SC (HQ)
Denver, CO
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Greenville, SC
Huntington, WV
Jacksonville, FL
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
Myrtle Beach, SC
Nashville, TN
New York, NY
Orlando, FL
Palm Beach, FL
Raleigh, NC
Tallahassee, FL
Tampa, FL
Washington, DC
West Palm Beach, FL
Winston-Salem, NC

Major Departments

Real Estate Finance
Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors' Rights
Financial Services
Government Relations
Information Management
Intellectual Property
Real Estate
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.