Thomas C. Nelson

Thomas C. Nelson is a Charleston attorney who practices in the areas of general civil litigation, real estate litigation, personal injury, business law, criminal defense, and family law.  A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Mr. Nelson graduated from Bishop England High School in 1995 and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the College of Charleston in 2000.  While attending the University of South Carolina School of Law, Tom Nelson worked as a law clerk in the Office of the Attorney General where he assisted in public and press relations and later worked in the Elder Care Division where he organized a seminar educating over 200 attorneys, social workers, and law enforcement officials on elder abuse law in South Carolina.  In his second year of law school, Mr. Nelson co-founded an independent law clerk service that performed legal work for various lawyers and firms.

After receiving his Juris Doctor in 2003, Mr. Nelson has worked primarily as a trial attorney who enjoys spending time in the courtroom standing up for his clients’ rights. At home, Tom Nelson enjoys playing basketball, playing guitar, and participating in charity events.

Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Mr. Nelson as an AV® rated attorney, the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer. The Martindale Hubbell® Directory, first published in 1896, has a 140-year history of providing unbiased peer review ratings and information to the public about the ethical standards and professional ability of attorneys. Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ are an objective indicator of high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States. An AV® Rating shows that Mr. Nelson has reached the height of professional excellence.

Fees: Hourly ($250-300/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types: Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
Thomas C. Nelson3
Futeral & Nelson, LLC1004 Anna Knapp Blvd.
Suite 3
Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464


Office (843) 284-5500
Fax (843) 284-5501





State Status Acquired Updated
SC Good Standing 2004 03/07/2013

Award name Grantor Date granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers 2015
Rising Stars List Super Lawyers 2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers 2014
AV Peer Review Rating Martindale-Hubbell 2014
AV Peer Review Rating Martindale-Hubbell 2013
Rising Stars List Super Lawyers 2013
Top Contributor Avvo 2013
AV Peer Review Rating Martindale-Hubbell 2012

Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Partner Futeral & Nelson, LLC 2004 – Present

School name Major Degree Graduated
University of South Carolina School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 2003

Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
South Carolina Bar Association CLE South Carolina Deposition Procedure 2015




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