COLUMBIA, S.C. – The International Academy of Trial Lawyers has inducted David E. Dukes, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office, as a Fellow. David is the son of Anne and Sonny Dukes of Johnston.
The International Academy is comprised of lawyers representing both sides of the Bar: prosecutors and defense lawyers in criminal cases, and plaintiffs’ and defense counsel in civil litigation. Fellowship is by invitation only and is limited to 500 active trial lawyers in the United States. The organization promotes reforms in the law, facilitates the administration of justice, promotes the rule of law internationally, and elevates the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession.
Mr. Dukes practices in the areas of pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, business litigation, patent litigation, and coordination of national litigation. He has served as national trial counsel for companies in the pharmaceutical, computer, and consumer products industries. He is a former president of DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar and Lawyers for Civil Justice and is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He serves as a Trustee of Clemson University and served as Managing Partner of Nelson Mullins for more than a decade.