George B. Cauthen, a partner in the law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, L.L.P.
Mr. Cauthen works in the Columbia office of the Firm as a bankruptcy lawyer. From 1990 through 2015 he chaired the firm’s Bankruptcy Group. He served as the team leader for the Banking, Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights team, also known as “the Barracudas” from 2013 until Jan. 1, 2018. Cauthen holds the following degrees: B.A., History, University of South Carolina, 1970; J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1976; M.P.A., University of South Carolina, 1984.
Cauthen previously served in the US Navy, Surface Warfare Officer designated, from 1970 to 1974 and as Clerk of Court for the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of South Carolina from 1982 to 1989. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Florida and South Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Certified as one of the first Bankruptcy Law Specialists by the South Carolina Supreme Court Commission on Specialization, he is also certified as a Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law Specialist by the American Board of Certification and in 1995 was admitted as the first South Carolinian to the American College of Bankruptcy. He was one of the original organizers of the South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association and he recently completed a term on the Board of Directors. In 2018 he was recognized by the American Inns of Court Bankruptcy Alliance with its Distinguished Service Award.
He will never receive the “Best Dressed Lawyer of the Year Award”, if his law firm has any input on the subject.
Randy Saunders is a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in the West Virginia Office.
In addition to chairing the Tax Lien Resolution and Litigation group, as well as Chair of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee, Mr. Saunders focuses his practice on bankruptcy, banking, real estate, and financial services. Mr. Saunders was a West Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star in civil litigation: Defense from 2012-2018, has an AV Preeminent Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and was selected for “The Best Lawyers in America” in the area of Financial Services Regulations Law for 2021. Mr. Saunders routinely handles litigation, administrative, and transactional matters and is licensed in state and federal courts in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee. Mr. Saunders received his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law and received his BA from Morehead State University.
Jonah Samples is an associate at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in the West Virginia office.
Mr. Samples’s practice is primarily focused in the areas of bankruptcy, banking and financial services, and real estate. Mr. Samples currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia’s Business and Commercial Law Substantive Committee. Mr. Samples is a graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and he received his BBA in Economics from Marshall University. During law school, Mr. Samples served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Ohio State Technology Law Journal. Mr. Samples is currently licensed to practice in West Virginia and the Southern District of West Virginia.