Thad H. Westbrook

Partner
thad.westbrook@nelsonmullins.com
T: 803.255.5568
F: 803.255.9088
Meridian, 17th Floor
1320 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Thad Westbrook is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP who practices in South Carolina in the areas of business and complex litigation, consumer finance litigation, class action defense, administrative law, and campaign and election law issues. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Firm's Recruiting Committee and a former member of the Firm’s Associates Committee.

Experience

  • Experienced in handling business and complex litigation matters in federal courts, state courts and several arbitration forums
  • Represents financial institutions in litigation, including mortgage lenders and servicers
  • Handles various business and complex litigation disputes involving commercial issues, real property, insurance, and class action.
  • Represents and counsels clients that are the subject of state attorney general investigations, and those who have administrative law matters before state governmental bodies
  • Experienced in providing counsel to governmental and private entities regarding the management and response to data security breaches and identity theft
  • Represents candidates and public officials in matters involving campaign and election law issues

Awards and Honors

  • Liberty Fellow, Class of 2012
  • 20 Under 40 Class of young business leaders in the Midlands of South Carolina, The State newspaper (2009)
  • Recipient, Firm's Edward W. Mullins Excellence in Marketing Award (2006)
  • Recipient, Beyond Pro Bono Award, Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates (2001)

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk for U.S. District Judge G. Ross Anderson, Jr. of South Carolina

Community Involvement

  • Board of Trustees, University of South Carolina (2010–present)
    • Elected by the S.C. Legislature
    • Chair, Academic Affairs and Faculty Liaison Committee
  • Chair, Lexington Medical Center Foundation Board
  • Former Member, Advisory Board for the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism at the University of South Carolina School of Law