HUNTINGTON - Legal directory publisher Chambers and Partners has recognized Marc Williams, managing partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's West Virginia office, and partner Melissa Foster Bird as "notable practitioners" in general commercial litigation in the state.

Williams focuses his practice on appellate, class action and mass torts, litigation, product liability, and transportation. His practice includes experience in the trial and appellate levels of class actions and other mass torts, as well as commercial litigation, employment disputes, toxic torts, consumer fraud, drug and medical device litigation, intellectual property and trade secrets, and environmental claims.

Foster Bird focuses her practice on workplace sexual harassment and retaliatory termination. She also has experience in railroad defense litigation, products liability, premises liability, professional malpractice, and toxic tort cases and has a background in trying complex cases for railroads, trucking companies, chemical companies, and other manufacturers and retailers and convenience stores, in some of the most difficult venues in the nation.

Rankings are based on interviews with law firms and clients and released in Chambers USA 2013, according to the organization. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 470 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. For more information on the Firm, go to, or call 803.255.9794.

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