Nelson Mullins Selects Donna Tillis as LCLD Pathfinder

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Columbia associate Donna O. Tillis will participate in the Firm's first year of involvement with Leadership Council on Legal Diversity's Pathfinder Program. The Pathfinder program, according to LCLD, is designed to provide practical tools to diverse, high-potential, early career attorneys for the purpose of developing and leveraging professional networks.

Founded in 2009, LCLD is an organization of more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. As a member of the Pathfinders program, Tillis will learn foundational leadership skills, gain an understanding of career development strategies for both in-house and law firm practice, and manage internal professional networks through relationship building skills. The professional development series lasts six to seven months and employs in-person, online, and networking opportunities for the Pathfinders.

Tillis is a member of the Commercial, Appellate Consumer, and Employment Litigation team. She attended University of South Carolina School of Law, where she was Editor in Chief of the ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal, a board member of the Pro Bono Program, and a recipient of the Compleat Lawyer award. Since joining the Firm, she has focused her practice on consumer financial services and insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 750 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, DC. For more information on the firm, go to

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