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George B. Cauthen, Esq.


Current Position

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
P.O. Box 11070
Columbia, SC 29211

Tel: 803-255-9425
Fax: 803-255-9644

Class: VI (1995)Circuit: Fourth


University of South Carolina, B.A. (1970)
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. (1976)
University of South Carolina, M.P.A. (1984)

Professional Career

Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Carolina (1982-89)
Advisor, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, New York and Puerto Rico
Navy Reserve, (1974-77)
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy (1970-74)


Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Pro Bono Committee, Past Chair; Permanent committee member
South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association, Founding Member
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Association, Business Bankruptcy Section
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Bankruptcy, Merit Selection Panel (1993)
Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist, South Carolina Supreme Court Commission on Specialization
American Board of Certification, Former Board Member; Certified Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law Specialist
South Carolina Bar Association, Consumer Law Section; Corporate, Banking and Securities Section; Pro Bono Subcommittee
South Carolina Access to Justice Commission
Florida Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program, Founder
Certified Civil Mediator


U.S. Bankruptcy Court Clerk's Manual Author chapter on "Mega Cases"
Author of a number of books, pamphlets, articles and lectures on bankruptcy.


Listed in South Carolina SuperLawyers, (2008-11)
South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, Advocate of the Year (2007)
Order of the Palmetto (2003)
Listed in Best Lawyers in America, (2000-11)
University of South Carolina School of Law, Compleat Lawyer Award (1999)
Richland County Bar Civic Star Award (1998)
South Carolina Bar Oasis Award for Pro Bono Work (1997)
First South Carolina Bar Distinguished Service Award (1994)
South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award (1993)
South Carolina Bar Distinguished Service Award (1993)
South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association, William E.S. Robinson Award (1993)
National Legal Aid and Defender Association, Arthur von Briesen Award (1989)
U.S. Navy Achievement Medal
American Bar Association, Grassroots Advocacy Award (2012)