38 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named To ‘The BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA® 2008’

September 23, 2007

COLUMBIA, SC – September 20, 2007 — Thirty-eight attorneys from Nexsen Pruet, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2008 – including six who have now earned the honor for 10 years or more.

Ed Menzie, who practices in Columbia and was listed for corporate and real estate law, has been included in the publication for 20 years. Those recognized for at least 10 years are Harold Jacobs, Neil C. Robinson, and Thomas S. Tisdale Jr., from the Charleston office; and Tommy Lavender and Kent Porth, from Columbia.

The 38 attorneys, who practice in 20 areas, include:


·        Michael Brittingham, employee benefits law

·        Henry Brown, construction law

·        Russell Burke, commercial litigation

·        David Dubberly, labor and employment law

·        Vickie Eslinger, family law, labor and employment law

·        William Floyd, labor and employment law

·        Jay Hennig, corporate law, securities law

·        Freddie Kingsmore, trusts and estates

·        William Y. Klett, III, intellectual property law

·        Mark Knight, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law, securities law

·        Tommy Lavender, environmental law

·        Alan Lipsitz, banking law, public finance law

·        Susi McWilliams, labor and employment law

·        Rick Mendoza, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law

·        Ed Menzie, corporate law, real estate law

·        Billy Newsome, trusts and estates

·        Julian J. Nexsen, trusts and estates

·        Sam Painter, workers’ compensation law

·        Kent Porth, employee benefits law


·        Paul Dominick, bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation

·        David Hawkins, corporate law

·        Molly Hughes, labor and employment law

·        Harold Jacobs, commercial litigation

·        Neil Robinson, real estate law

·        Tom Tisdale, commercial litigation, First Amendment law

·        Brad Waring, commercial litigation


·        Richard Wilson, construction law


·        Margaret Burnham, real estate law

·        Jay DeVaney, eminent domain and condemnation law, real estate law

·        Trudy Ennis, family law

·        Harper Heckman, construction law

·        David Senter, construction law

·        Bill Wilcox, tax law


·        Grant Burns, labor and employment law

·        Leon Harmon, environmental law

·        Rusty Infinger, workers’ compensation law

·        Tom Stephenson, alternative dispute resolution, labor and employment law

This recognition is special both to the firm and to the lawyers who earned it, said Leighton Lord, chairman of the board of Nexsen Pruet. I think it demonstrates a high level of professional respect earned by these attorneys and underscores our legal team’s experience in areas vital to business.”

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 25,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”


Nexsen Pruet, LLC is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 170 attorneys and offices in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Charlotte and Greensboro, N.C.  Founded in 1945, Nexsen Pruet provides a broad range of legal services to the business community and represents companies and other entities in local, state, national, and international venues.  For further information, see www.nexsenpruet.com