45 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers

September 20, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – September 19, 2008 – Forty-five Nexsen Pruet attorneys will be included in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.   The publication also ranks Nexsen Pruet #1 in eleven practice areas in South Carolina and three in North Carolina.

Ed Menzie practices in Columbia and has made the list for 25 years in a row.  Seven other Nexsen Pruet attorneys have made the list for at least 10 years in a row: Harold Jacobs, Neil Robinson, Thomas Tisdale, Tommy Lavender, Kent Porth, Steve Coles and Trudy Ennis.

The 39 attorneys on the list practice in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, SC and in Charlotte and Greensboro, NC.


Molly Hughes Cherry – Labor and Employment Law

Paul A. Dominick – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation

J. David Hawkins – Corporate Law

Harold W. Jacobs – Commercial Litigation

Neil C. Robinson, Jr. – Real Estate Law

Thomas S. Tisdale, Jr. – Commercial Litigation, First Amendment Law

Bradish J. Waring – Commercial Litigation



Michael T. Brittingham – Employee Benefits Law

Henry W. Brown – Construction Law

Russell T. Burke – Commercial Litigation

David E. Dubberly – Labor and Employment Law

Victoria L. Eslinger – Family Law, Labor and Employment Law

William H. Floyd III – Labor and Employment Law

Jay Hennig III – Corporate Law, Securities Law

Timothy L. Hewson – Health Care Law

Fred L. Kingsmore, Jr. – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

William Y. Klett III – Intellectual Property Law

Mark Knight – Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law

W. Thomas Lavender, Jr. – Environmental Law

Alan M. Lipsitz – Banking Law, Public Finance Law

W. Leighton Lord III – Real Estate Law

Burnet R. Maybank III – Tax Law

Susan P. McWilliams – Labor and Employment Law

Rick Mendoza, Jr. – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

Edward G. Menzie – Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law, Securities Law

William G. Newsome III – Trusts and Estates

Julian J. Nexsen – Trusts and Estates

Samuel F. Painter – Workers’ Compensation Law

R. Kent Porth  – Employee Benefits Law

Matthew B. Roberts – Health Care Law



E. Grantland Burns – Labor and Employment Law

Leon C. Harmon – Environmental Law

Russell T. Infinger – Workers’ Compensation Law

Michael S. Pitts – Labor and Employment Law

Thomas L. Stephenson – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Labor and Employment Law

B. Joel Stoudenmire – Trusts and Estates



Richard W. Wilson – Construction Law



Robert G. Baynes – Corporate Law

Margaret Shea Burnham – Real Estate Law

Stephen W. Coles – Personal Injury Litigation

M. Jay DeVaney – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Real Estate Law

Trudy A. Ennis – Family Law

R. Harper Heckman – Construction Law

David A. Senter – Construction Law

William M. Wilcox IV – Tax Law


Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey of more than 25,000 attorneys and lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed.

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., as well as 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