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

Position

Partner

Career

J. Mark Jones practices in the areas of pharmaceutical, business, intellectual property, and technology litigation.

Languages

English

Memberships

Memberships:

  • South Carolina Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Richland County Bar Association

Education

University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1987), University of South Carolina, BA, English and History, cum laude (1984)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: automotive/transport

The team at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, praised for its ‘true partnership mentality’, defends automobile, vehicle and original equipment manufacturers in product liability litigation, taking on roles in disputes surrounding personal injuries and fatalities as well as putative class actions alleging defects in vehicles. Mark Jones and Steven McKelvey in Columbia lead the products liability group. Los Angeles-based Phil Cosgrove, a trial attorney who handles complex civil litigation and focuses on product liability, transportation and toxic tort cases, is a key figure in the team. Jahmy Graham joined the firm from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in 2020.

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s product liability practice acts for clients across the country, representing several high-profile companies in the pharmaceutical and medical device space. In a recent large-scale matter the firm acted as national counsel in multi-district litigation involving thousands of personal injury cases as a part of its long-running representation of medical technology company C.R. Bard. Mark Jones and David Dukes, a recognized litigator, lead the ‘diverse, talented’ team from Columbia.

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

The team at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP is instructed by its diverse client roster in the toxic torts space locally, regionally and nationally. In addition to defending against asbestos-related claims, the firm is also involved in talc, coal dust and other exposure allegations. Mark Jones leads the practice from Columbia with David Dukes, who regularly defends pharmaceutical clients.  Baltimore-based Michael Brown is a well-known first-chair trial attorney, recently obtaining a complete defense verdict in a single-plaintiff trial related to talcum powder.