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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
MERIDIAN, 17TH FLOOR
1320 MAIN STREET
COLUMBIA, SC 29201
United States

Position

Partner

Career

Keith Hutto practices in the areas of business litigation, including business torts, class actions, contract law, unfair competition, false advertising, franchise and distribution litigation, fraud and financial matters.

Memberships

Memberships:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • South Carolina Bar and past chair of its Professionalism Committee
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section; Forum on Franchising
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • American Law Firm Association, steering committee of the Business Litigation Section

Education

University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1982), Clemson University, BS, Microbiology cum laude (1979)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Transport: rail and road - litigation

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s automotive practice represents motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors on dealer and franchise disputes. Indeed, clients note in particular the team’s ‘expertise in automotive dealer and distribution law’. Mark Clouatre in Denver represented PACCAR in a dealership application dispute, and regularly acts for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in disputes with dealerships and consumers. Columbia-based Keith Hutto, who handles franchise and distribution cases, is defending Nissan on a number of franchise and dealership cases. Other names to note include Andy Bertron in Tallahassee and Richard Otera in Los Angeles. Hutto and Steven McKelvey, who is also based in Columbia, jointly head the team.