• South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Steven A. McKelvey, Jr.

T: 803.255.9573
F: 803.255.9043
Meridian, 17th Floor
1320 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Steve McKelvey is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office and a member of the Firm's Litigation Group.  


  •  Experience in business counseling and litigation, with an emphasis on representation of automobile manufacturers, distributors, and automobile manufacturer trade associations.  Regularly represents theses entities in litigation matters throughout the country, including add points, relocations, terminations, licensing, vehicle allocations, warranty reimbursements, incentives, facilities, financing, and other manufacturer issues related to dealers and state/federal regulatory bodies
  • Experience also extends to heavy trucks, light commercial vehicles, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles 
  • Represents captive and affiliated auto finance companies 
  • Over the past 21 years, has advised clients and/or appeared on their behalf in matters in more than 30 states

Professional Associations and Memberships

  •  South Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Franchising Law Forum
    • Business Law Section
    • Intellectual Property Law Section,
  • National Association of Motor Vehicle Boards and Commissions, Associate Member,
  • DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association