Overview

Known to be “Famously Hot,” Columbia is at the intersection of all things government and business in South Carolina. As the capital of the state, the city is a hub for major employers including governmental agencies, nationally ranked universities, hospitals, and banks. International connections are attracted to low costs of doing business, with over 30 companies with international ties investing over 1.5 billion into the local economy. The capital city is also home to the state’s flagship university, University of South Carolina, attracting a young population along with favorite pastimes like baseball games, river tubing and a night out in the Vista. As ”Cola” town progresses, families enjoy the city’s award winning public library system and exploring nature just outside the city, like the Congaree National Park. It’s no wonder the city is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the southeast. 

Founded in 1945 in Columbia, Nexsen Pruet has a history of dependability and growth. Today, our award-winning attorneys remain invested in the midlands and leaders of Columbia. Bob Coble, affectionately known as “Mayor Bob,” served as the Mayor of the city for two decades before returning to Nexsen Pruet to serve as head of the Public Policy group. Staff like this have made Nexsen Pruet one of the largest firms in South Carolina that likewise serves many of the state’s largest businesses.

If you find yourself near the Statehouse, don’t hesitate to walk up Main Street and say hello.

General Office Information

Mailing Address: Post Office Drawer 2426, Columbia, SC  29202-2426

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM - 6:00PM [EST]

Click here for our parking and elevator guide.

Visitor Info

From Greenville

Take I-126  towards Columbia.  The road eventually turns into Elmwood Avenue . From Elmwood, turn right onto Assembly Street (There is a McDonald's restaurant on the corner. ) Go 8 blocks and  turn left onto Lady Street Go one  block. The First Citizens building is on the corner of Lady and Main Streets. We are on the 7th floor.  Please use the elevators on the left side.

From Charlotte

Take I-77 South towards Columbia Drive approximately 76.9 Miles Take Exit 18 (SC-277) towards Columbia I-20 West / Augusta Drive Approximately 7.8 Miles SC-277 Turns into Bull Street, Continue on Bull Street until you come to Lady Street and turn right. Go three blocks. The First Citizens building is on the corner of Lady and Main Streets. We are on the 7th floor.  Please use the elevators on the left side.  

From Florence

Take I-20 West to Columbia. Take Exit 18 (SC-277) towards Columbia I-20 West / Augusta Drive Approximately 7.8 Miles SC-277 Turns into Bull Street, Continue on Bull Street until you come to Lady Street and turn right. Go three blocks. The First Citizens building is on the corner of Lady and Main Streets. We are on the 7th floor.  Please use the elevators on the left side.  

From Charleston

Take I-26 to I-126 (Columbia Exit) Follow I-126 into Town; I-126 turns into Elmwood Avenue From Elmwood, turn right onto Assembly Street (There is a McDonald's restaurant on the corner. ) Go 8 blocks and  turn left onto Lady Street Go one  block. The First Citizens building is on the corner of Lady and Main Streets. We are on the 7th floor.  Please use the elevators on the left side.  

From the Airport

Exit the Airport towards Columbia (past a small lake) and take a left onto Airport Boulevard. Go a few miles through a major intersection veering to the left and continue until the road turns right, turning into Knox Abbott Drive. Driving towards the city, cross over the Blossom Street bridge and take a left on Assembly Street by the Carolina Coliseum. Driving on Assembly Street, turn right on Lady Street, one block after the State House. Go one  block. The First Citizens building is on the corner of Lady and Main Streets. We are on the 7th floor.  Please use the elevators on the left side.

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Career Opportunities

  • As a Conflicts Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring efficiency in the daily operations of conflicts checking for the Firm, liaising with attorneys regarding the conflicts process, being the primary point person for escalation of conflicts issues for attorneys, hiring, training and managing the Conflicts team located in Columbia, South Carolina.

  • Nexsen Pruet, LLC is seeking an experienced litigation paralegal for its Columbia, SC office.

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