George B. Cauthen

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

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Main Street 1320
Columbia 29201 SC US

George Cauthen is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Columbia where he practices in the area of creditor bankruptcy law. Mr. Cauthen is a member of the South Carolina and Florida Bars, and he is a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law by the Supreme Court of South Carolina. Additionally, he is a Certified Specialist in Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Law awarded by the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification.


  • University of South Carolina, MPA (1984)
  • University of South Carolina School of Law (1976)
  • University of South Carolina, BA (1970)


  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina


  • Represented creditors in bankruptcy and has appeared before the courts of Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin
  • Served as consultant for bankruptcy courts in New York and Puerto Rico
  • Served as a bankruptcy consultant in the Slovak Republic, Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Armenia, and Bulgaria

Previous Professional Experience:

  • U.S. Navy, Deck Gunnery and Legal Officer (1970-74)
  • Clerk of Court, U. S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Carolina (1982-1989)

Professional Activities:

  • Leader of Nelson Mullins’ Banking, Bankruptcy, and Creditors Rights Team
  • Board of South Carolina Legal Services (2008–current)
  • American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty (2009–2011)
  • Chair, Pro Bono Committee, American College of Bankruptcy (2003-2007)
  • American Bar Association


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