PERSONNEL FILE: Nelson Mullins ranked as top tier firm in eight metro areas

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 23, 2010

CHARLESTON -- U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have listed Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as a top tier law firm in the following 24 practice areas and eight metropolitan areas in the inaugural 2010 Best Law Firms rankings.

The rankings will be published in a stand-alone guide called The Best Law Firms.

Charleston is one of those metro areas. The firm was recognized in Charleston for

* Insurance Law

* Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

* Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

* Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

* Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

* Railroad Law

Rankings were based on comments from clients and leading lawyers who were asked to rate the law firms they consider best in their practice area. In the end, 9,514 clients – including every Fortune 100 company and 587 of the Fortune 1000 companies – provided 194,370 firm practice-area evaluations; 6,190 clients provided 11,181 comments about law firm practice areas and individual lawyers; and 8,842 lawyers provided 594,012 firm practice-area evaluations.

The reputational survey responses were combined with more than 3.1 million evaluations of individual lawyers in these firms in the most recent Best Lawyers survey of leading lawyers. Other data used to determine the rankings include numbers of lawyers and their previous experience, numbers of clients within different billing ranges, numbers of transactions and litigation matters at different dollar levels; pro-bono commitment, diversity, and other objective data.

The rankings will be distributed to 30,000 general counsel in the U.S. and 55,000 leading private practice lawyers around the world and on the U.S. News website.

The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine,, and Best Lawyers publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in most of the world's major legal markets.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 400 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing from 12 office locations in the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. For more information, visit

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