PERSONNEL FILE: Williams tapped for Lawyers for Civil Justice leadership

By The West Virginia Record | May 10, 2011


HUNTINGTON -- Lawyers for Civil Justice has elected Marc E. Williams, managing partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough's West Virginia office, as vice president of the organization for a one-year term. He will advance to the presidency in 2013, becoming the fourth Nelson Mullins partner to hold that position.

Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ) is a national coalition of defense trial lawyer organizations and corporations that seeks to restore and maintain balance in the civil justice system for the benefit of the public. LCJ supports activities at both the state and national level designed to achieve reforms, which will ensure balance in the civil justice system.

LCJ has been actively involved in promoting reforms to the civil justice system, including amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, that have promoted procedural fairness in our federal courts. Currently LCJ is actively involved in such diverse areas as protective orders, e-discovery, pleading standards and expert testimony admissibility.

Williams has had first chair responsibility for more than 100 jury trials and appeals in his career in both state and federal courts. His practice is focused on the class actions, mass torts, catastrophic injury claims, fraud investigations and commercial litigation.

He recently completed a term as President of DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar, the 23,000-member international organization of lawyers and corporate counsel who defend the interests of businesses and individuals in civil litigation. Williams also serves on the board of the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence, an organization that provides training on civil justice issues to state court appellate judges.

Other former LCJ presidents were Edward W. Mullins Jr., David E. Dukes and Stephen G. Morrison.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 420 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.

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