Carmen Harper Thomas

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Carmen Harper Thomas is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP who practices in Columbia in business litigation, focusing on disputes involving financial services, innovative business models, and technology and legal services.


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, cum laude (2007)
  • University of South Carolina, MPA (2002)
  • University of South Carolina, Honors College, BA, Journalism and Mass Communications, cum laude (1999)


  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina


  • Representing businesses in protecting trade secrets and proprietary information especially involving technology
  • Defending innovative businesses in matters addressing conflicts between their business models and current legal and regulatory frameworks
  • Defending entities in cases regarding the scope of the practice of law, including the intersection of legal services and technology
  • Negotiating and representing clients with disputes involving the public sector, including state regulatory agencies

Previous Professional Experience :

  • Law clerk, S.C. Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Planning Manager, S.C. Department of Commerce
  • State Planner, South Carolina Energy Office within the S.C. State Budget and Control Board
  • Legislative Aide and Page, S.C. House of Representatives

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member
  • John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court, President (2016-17), Executive Committee (2014-present)
  • SC Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • Richland County Bar Association, Public Service Committee (2008-2014)


  • Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands Board Member (2016-present)
  • University of South Carolina Board of Visitors (2015-present)
  • University of South Carolina, University Associates
  • Homeless Experience Legal Protection Project, Volunteer Coordinator and Volunteer (2008-2014)


Rate : $$$

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