Exciting News!

As of April 1, 2023, Nexsen Pruet will merge with
Maynard Cooper & Gale. 

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We look forward to serving our clients from 23 offices and with 550 attorneys coast-to-coast.


Andrew Mathias is a high-stakes litigator with experience in diverse disciplines. He often represents government contractors, healthcare providers, and high-net-worth individuals in litigation.  Andrew’s litigation practice spans the east coast having practiced in all South Carolina courts, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Andrew has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in other courts including the Eastern District of North Carolina, the Southern District of New York, the Southern District of Texas, and the District of New Hampshire.  

Much of Andrew’s practice involves:

  • Negotiating with private civil lawyers and government prosecutors
  • Interacting with civil and criminal investigators at all levels of the state and federal justice system
  • High-profile, white-collar criminal matters
  • Internal investigations
  • Investigations by government agencies
  • Criminal prosecutions
  • Shareholder disputes, tort claims, and contract disputes
  • Political and redistricting litigation

Andrew’s internal investigations and white-collar criminal defense practice has garnered clients in the financial industry from various states across the country-- representing banks, independent advisor representatives, registered investment advisors, broker-dealers, and independent insurance advisors. With Andrew’s rapport in both state and federal courts, he was recently appointed Receiver. He was responsible for all financial matters of a company during a pending litigation to determine who had ultimate decision-making authority. When his clients are indicted, Andrew and a team of white-collar defense lawyers at Nexsen Pruet aggressively handle the case through trial.

Community & Professional

  • South Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society, Secretary (2011-2012)
  • Legislative Advisory Committee of SC BIPEC, Past Member
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • Greenville Business Magazine's Legal Elite of the Upstate, 2018, 2022
  • Included in the South Carolina Super Lawyers list in the area of Business Litigation, Business/Corporate 2018
  • Included in the South Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Star" list in the area of Business Litigation, Business/Corporate 2016-2017
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, Since 2017



  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 
  • United States Supreme Court 
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What is your philosophy on client service?

My clients never want to be in the situation they’re in. Some need hand-holding, but others need firm confidence. No matter what approach the client needs, they need to know that, in the end, everything will be okay.

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