18 Nelson Mullins Attorneys Recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2020 Rankings

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Benchmark Litigation has recognized 18 Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP attorneys and several practices in its 2020 rankings.

David E. Dukes, in the Columbia office, and Michael A. Brown, in the Baltimore office, were both recognized as a National Practice Area Stars in Product Liability. Brown and Dukes were also named to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Deborah St. Lawrence Thompson, in the Baltimore office, was recognized in the Top 250 Women in Litigation.

Michelle W. Johnson in the Atlanta office, Bret A. Cohen in the Boston office, and Mitch Boyarsky, in the New York office, were all recognized as Labor and Employment Stars. Melissa Foster Bird and Robert L. Massie, in the Huntington office, were both recognized as Future Stars.

In addition, the following attorneys were ranked as Local Litigation Stars in their respective practice areas:

Michael E. Blumenfeld, Baltimore, Md. – General Commercial, Product Liability

Robert H. Brunson, Charleston, S.C.- Antitrust, Competition, FCPA and Enforcement, Insurance, International Arbitration, Product Liability, Securities

Mark T. Clouatre, Denver, Colo.- General Commercial, Product Liability

David E. Dukes, Columbia, S.C.- General Commercial, Product Liability, Securities

Noah H. Huffstetler, III, Raleigh, N.C.- General Commercial

S. Keith Hutto, Columbia, S.C.- FCPA and Enforcement, General Commercial, Product Liability

S. Wade Malone, Atlanta, Ga.- General Commercial

Sam Outten, Greenville, S.C. - General Commercial, Product Liability

G. Mark Phillips, Charleston, S.C.- Construction, Product Liability

Shane G. Ramsey, Nashville, Tenn. – 40 & Under Hot List 2019 – Banking and Financial Services, Bankruptcy, Commercial and Transactions, Real Estate, Securities

Deborah St. Lawrence Thompson, Baltimore, Md. – General Commercial, Product Liability

Marc E. Williams, Huntington, W.Va.- Appellate, General Commercial, Product Liability

The publication also recognized Nelson Mullins in Tier 1 nationally for Product Liability. The firm is Highly Recommended in Maryland and South Carolina and Recommended in West Virginia. In addition, Nelson Mullins is Recommended in Georgia for Labor and Employment.

According to the organization, lawyers are selected for inclusion based on litigator and client interviews identifying the leading litigators and firms. Recommendations are based on interviews with the nation’s leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. Lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed.