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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
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)

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 & Practices

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