Cecil Nelson

Cecil Nelson Jr.

Cecil Nelson has practiced law in South Carolina for over forty-five years. His practice focuses on representation of national, regional and local corporations, real estate developers and builders. His experience extends from multi-million dollar commercial transactions to single-family residential subdivisions. He has also represented commercial mortgage lenders in acquisition and development financing.

  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1973
  • University of Tennessee, B.A., 1969
  • South Carolina, 1973
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 1974
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1974
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1982
Honors and Awards
  • AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell (Peer Review Rating System)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Real Estate
  • The Best Lawyers in America ©
    • Real Estate law (2009-2019)
    • Litigation-Real Estate (2011-2019)
  • Best Lawyers in America ®
    • Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate-Litigation (2013)
    • Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate-Litigation (2017)
    • Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate-Litigation (2019)
Professional and Civic Activities
  • American Cancer Society, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Christ Episcopal Church, Vestry Member, Former Junior Warden, Former Senior Warden,
  • Chairman of Doorways Capital Campaign
  • Chairman of Rector Search Committee
  • Christ Church Episcopal School, Board of Trustees, Former Member, Chairman (1992-1993)
  • Greenville Chamber of Commerce
  • Greenville Free Medical Clinic, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
  • Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC. Board of Visitors, Former Member
  • Lawyers Helping Lawyers Commission, South Carolina Bar Association, Former Member
  • Sterling Community Center, volunteer tutor