James Irvin > Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP > Columbia, United States > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Partner

Career

Jim Irvin practices in the areas of complex business litigation, product liability, and class action defense. Many of these matters involved complex electronic discovery challenges, which Jim leverages to advise clients on electronic discovery strategies. He has tried cases to verdict in state and federal courts and litigated cases across the country, including Illinois, Ohio, California, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee.

Memberships

Memberships:
  • DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar, Product Liability & Electronic Discovery Committees
  • Member, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • American Bar Association, Litigation and Business Sections

Leadership:

  • Board Member, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • Past Chair, Electronic Discovery Substantive Law Group (“SLG”) of DRI, Product Liability Committee
  • Past Chair, Trial Techniques & Technology Substantive Law Group (“SLG”) of  DRI, Product Liability Committee
  • Past Chair, Product Liability Committee for the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association

Education

University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1994); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, Economics and English (1990)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class actions: toxic tort - defense

Led by Mark Jones and David Dukes in Columbia, the team at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP regularly acts for manufacturers in the pharmaceuticals and medical devices sector and specializes in asbestos exposure cases. Recent highlights include acting for Purdue Pharma in opioid litigation, and representing Honeywell in a series of lawsuits brought by plaintiffs alleging that the client’s products cause serious diseases such as mesothelioma. Other members of the practice include Michael Brown in Baltimore, Charleston-based Mark Phillips and James Irvin in Columbia.