With 70+ team members, we protect and enforce your intellectual property rights.
From the beginning of an issue, our IP Team seeks to find business solutions to clients’ problems. Sometimes that requires us to demonstrate our trial skills in the courtroom. Many times it allows us to resolve IP issues without litigation. We bring clients a team well-versed in the substantive and procedural issues, including obtaining and defending against temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions often sought in IP actions. Our broad experience includes creating and protecting large patent and trademark portfolios, and managing risks through due diligence.
Working together toward shared goals
Flexibility, practical business sense, and tireless advocacy are among Nelson Mullins’ service hallmarks. Our growth over the past 120 years continues to be client-focused.
Our culture and multidisciplinary platform provides our community of clients trusted advice to meet a broad range of business needs and our team members an opportunity to be part of a Firm that values relationships, collaboration, thinking ahead, leadership within our profession, and helping those in need through pro bono and community service.
A message from James K. Lehman, Managing Partner
At Nelson Mullins, our client relationships are based on a deep understanding of our clients’ business worlds and up front communications regarding client objectives. Our Firm’s 785+ legal and business professionals serve as trusted advisors to clients across a broad range of industry sectors, providing practical legal advice, advocating on their behalf, and working side-by-side towards shared goals.
Nelson Mullins is a diversified law firm of more than 785 attorneys, policy advisors, and professionals across 25 offices serving clients in more than 100 practice areas.
Our litigators are trial lawyers, serving Fortune 200 clients, litigating high-stakes matters, and participating on national and virtual trial teams.
Our corporate and transactional teams provide high quality corporate, securities, finance, venture capital, commercial real estate, real estate capital markets, and technology services.
Our government relations team serves clients at the federal, state and local levels and includes former high-ranking government officials.
Our intellectual property group has been recognized nationally for IP litigation and provides a full-range of IP services for clients across industry sectors.
Our Nelson Mullins Encompass team is a dedicated practice group that provides integrated eDiscovery and information governance services to clients on a flexible and scalable basis, serving as Enterprise eDiscovery Counsel for Fortune 200 clients and empowering focused and defensible strategies with law firm accountability.
Together, we serve as trusted advisors to clients across a range of business sectors with client relationship fundamentals of quality, dependability, solution-oriented service and value.
We’ve built and grown our Firm in response to our clients’ needs. From a Firm of one attorney in 1897 to 785+ attorneys, policy advisors and professionals today, we provide advice and counsel to corporate and individual clients in a wide variety of areas, including: litigation, corporate, banking, e-discovery, economic development, securities, finance, tax, estate planning, intellectual property, governmental relations, regulatory, healthcare, environmental, real estate, labor and employment, privacy and security, and white collar crime. Nelson Mullins attorneys have handled cases in most states in the United States and have argued before many appellate courts. Nelson Mullins' clients range from:
Fortune 500 companies
Private equity and venture funds and portfolio companies
Emerging growth companies and start-ups
Individuals and trusts
Seeking Justice for Those in Need
Nelson Mullins is committed to serving the most vulnerable in our society with social, economic and legal issues through pro bono service. The Firm engages in complex pro bono litigation, policy and legislative advocacy, and provides individual representation to a diverse group of people and organizations. Our pro bono clients include individuals who serve our country and nonprofits whose mission is to serve people with limited means. As often described by our late partner and advocate, Stephen G. Morrison, pro bono work helps all of us remember the reason we have laws—to protect, to help, to guide and to seek justice. The Firm embraces and supports our pro bono culture. After all, those who serve the law should also serve the poor and disadvantaged.
Leaders in Our Communities and Profession
Helping others advocate for what is right and serving our profession and our communities are among the Firm’s core values. Nelson Mullins’ legal team has had past presidents for the American Bar Association and the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence and four past presidents of Lawyers for Civil Justice and DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar.
Advancing Ethics Through the NMRS Center on Professionalism
In 1999, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism was established at the University of South Carolina Law School with a gift from the Firm’s partners. The Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism advances the public interest by promoting and encouraging high ethical conduct and professionalism by lawyers and judges. Its purpose is to enrich teaching and research on the legal profession and to promote professionalism, civic leadership, and public service in the practice of law.