James K. "Jim" Lehman

James K. "Jim" Lehman


Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Recognized since 2009

Columbia, South Carolina

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions

Litigation - Securities

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Securities
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Jim Lehman is the Managing Partner of the Firm. In addition to his management responsibilities, he practices in the areas of business and securities litigation, white collar investigations, and professional liability.

Mr. Lehman has also served in senior executive management positions. In 2001, he joined Safety-Kleen as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, which at the time was one of the largest bankruptcies in US history.

In addition to his Firm responsibilities, he has also served as the outside General Counsel for various private equity portfolio companies.

Location

  • Meridian, 17th Floor
    1320 Main Street
    Columbia, SC 29201

Education

  • Bob Jones University, BA, graduated 1987

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, South Carolina

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Bar Foundation - Member
  • American Inns of Court - Member
  • District of Columbia Bar - Member
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar - E-Discovery Committee member/chair (2005 - 2008)
  • Leadership South Carolina - Member
  • Liberty Fellow - Member
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism, University of South Carolina School of Law - Member
  • South Carolina Bar - Member

Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Securities

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Securities, Columbia, SC (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Securities
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions

Awards:

  • Boys Scouts of America – Whitney M. Young Service Award (2014)
  • Midlands Housing Alliance – Humanitarian of the Year (2015)
  • University of South Carolina Law School – Compleat Lawyer Award (2016)
  • United Way of the Midlands – Volunteer of the Year (2008)
  • SC Philharmonic – Volunteer of the Year (2004–2005)

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