45 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Listed in 2020 Legal Elite of South Carolina


45 Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Columbia Business MonthlyGreenville Business Magazine and Charleston Business Magazine's 2020 Legal Elite.

Congratulations to the Top Vote Recipients!

Billy Wilkins - Government

David Dubberly - International

Jay Hennig - Agribusiness

Thomas Lavender - Environmental


Nexsen Pruet attorneys who were recognized:

Sarah Batson - Labor & Employment and Corporate Investigations

David Black - Business Litigation

Henry Brown - Construction

George Bullwinkel - Commercial Real Estate

Jennifer Cluverius - Labor & Employment

Bob Coble - Government

Darra Coleman - Health care

Todd Davidson - Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

David Dubberly - Labor & Employment and International

Jones Dubose - Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

Victoria Eslinger - Family

David Gossett - Banking & Finance and Agribusiness

Suzanne Grigg - Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights

John Hardaway - Intellectual Property and Innovation

Joan Hartley - Environmental

Jamie Hedgepath - Labor & Employment

Jay Hennig - Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Agribusiness

Jennifer Hollingsworth - Healthcare

Sara Kanos - Intellectual Property and Innovation

Freddie Kingsmore - Tax & Estate

Mark Knight - Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

Thomas Lavender - Environmental

Alan Lipsitz - Banking & Finance

James Long - Litigation

Leighton Lord - Commercial Real Estate

Dennis Lynch - Business Litigation

Angus Macaulay - Labor & Employment

Mike Mann - Intellectual Property and Innovation

Mark Moore - Criminal, White Collar Criminal Defense         

Andrew Mathias - Criminal and Business Litigation

Susan McWilliams - Business Litigation

Rick Mendoza - Bankruptcy and Creditors' Right

Nikole Mergo - Labor & Employment

Jim Price - Commercial Real Estate

Rick Reames - Tax & Estate

Matthew Roberts - Health care

Christy Rogers - Labor & Employment

Sally Rogers - Government

Jim Rourke - Employee Benefits

Todd Serbin - Intellectual Property and Innovation

Kirsten Small - Privacy and Data Security

Joel Stoudemire - Tax & Estate and Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

Travis Wheeler - Anti-Trust

Billy Wilkins - Government

Marguerite Willis - Litigation

Legal Elite Methodology
Winners of Legal Elite of the Midlands are chosen not by staff of Columbia Business Monthly, but by area attorneys that are members of the South Carolina Bar. It is the only award program in the region that gives every active attorney the opportunity to participate. The magazine lists the top recipients in 20 categories.

Nexsen Pruet, LLC is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 200 professionals across 8 offices providing regional capabilities with international strengths.

About Maynard Nexsen

Maynard Nexsen is a full-service law firm with more than 550 attorneys in 24 offices from coast to coast across the United States. Maynard Nexsen formed in 2023 when two successful, client-centered firms combined to form a powerful national team. Maynard Nexsen’s list of clients spans a wide range of industry sectors and includes both public and private companies. 

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