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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

At a Glance


“High level work”

“Commitment to pro bono”

“Great colleagues and clients”


“Entirely collections driven”

“Compensation could be better”

“Work hours”

About Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough employs more than 550 attorneys, policy advisors, technical specialists, consultants and other professionals in over a dozen locations, with offices across the Carolinas, as well as in Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Tennessee, West Virginia, Colorado, and the District of Columbia. The firm practices in more than 65 practice areas, including alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, litigation, construction, corporate, economic development, environmental, employee benefits and immigration.

Over a Century’s Worth of Growth

Founded in 1897, Nelson Mullins has grown exponentially since then. In 2009, the firm expanded even more when it acquired the Tallahassee, Florida office of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan that represents auto manufacturers. It’s no surprise then that AmLaw 100 ranked Nelson Mullins as the 88th largest law firm in the nation based on the firm’s 2016 gross revenue.

One hundred and eighteen Nelson Mullins attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2017 Best Lawyers, with 12 attorneys selected as “Lawyer of the Year.” In addition to this, the firm ranked Tier 1 in many practices across its many offices, including practices such as litigation, appellate practice, environmental, and much more. US News also ranked the firm’s patent law practice as Tier 1 in 2017.

Why Work Here

See what your career looks like at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

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


Chairman and Managing Partner: James K. Lehman
Recruiting Chair: Dell Chappell

Base Salary

South Carolina - 1st year: $115,000
North Carolina - 1st year: $140,000
Georgia - 1st year: $150,000
Washington, DC - 1st year: $160,000
Massachusetts - 1st year: $155,000
West Virginia - 1st year: $95,000
Tennessee - 1st year: $125,000
Florida - 1st year: $115,000
New York - 1st year: $170,000
Colorado - 1st year: $160,000
Summer associates: $1,000-2,600/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
12 out of 20 (2Ls) (2018)

Employment Contact

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

Major Office Locations

Columbia, SC (HQ)
Atlanta, GA
Boston, MA
Charleston, SC
Charlotte, NC
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
Raleigh, NC
Tallahassee, FL
Tampa, FL
Washington, DC
West Palm Beach, FL
Winston-Salem, NC

Major Departments

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors' Rights
Financial Services
Government Relations
Information Management
Intellectual Property
Real Estate