Helen Nelson Grant: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Helen Nelson Grant

Of Counsel
Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.

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University Columbia College, B.A., 1981
Law SchoolDuke University, J.D., 1984
Admitted1984, South Carolina

Helen Grant is an experienced attorney, with nearly 30 years of practice in South Carolina. She has served clients with employment and civil litigation needs, and in recent years, partnered with clients to advise them on financial and business decisions. She has also operated an executive search firm focusing on multicultural executive hires.

Within Nexsen Pruet, Ms. Grant focuses her efforts on the law firm's diversity needs and goals. Her background and interest in mentoring will help Nexsen Pruet retain a qualified and diverse workforce.

Ms. Grant is a well-known community leader. She has served on many civic and religious boards and organizations. For example, Ms. Grant served on the Board of Trustees of her Alma Mater, Columbia College, for 12 years during which she held chairmanship positions of various committees. She was the first African American and the youngest person to hold the position of Chairman of the Columbia College Board of Trustees.

Ms. Grant is married and has four children. She enjoys mentoring young people and she strives to live in such a way that others may look to her as an example of a positive force in her church, her community and her state.

Career Highlights

· Columbia College Board of Trustees, Former Chairman of the Board; Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, Secretary and Vice-Chairman.

· Duke University School of Law Advisory Board, Former Member

· Grant Business Strategies, Vice-Chairman and Secretary

· Trinity Business Solutions, President

· Columbia Urban League Lincoln C. Jenkins, Jr. Achievement Award, 1996


Helen Grant and Tommy Lavender Graduate from the Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Initiative
Grant and Lavender participated in the program offered to select senior-level leaders across South Carolina.

Nexsen Pruet Sends Law Students Back to School with Diversity Scholarships
Three law students planning legal careers in the Carolinas are recipients of Nexsen Pruet's 2012 Diversity Scholarship.

"A Video Conversation with Helen Grant"
Nexsen Pruet attorney Helen Grant sits down with Alan Cooper of MidlandsBiz.com to talk about workplace diversity.

"March of Dimes to Honor Tony & Helen Grant with African American Achievement Award"
The charity will present the award at its annual breakfast on Novmber 17th in West Columbia.

Law Students Head Back to Class with Scholarship from Nexsen Pruet
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that three law school students are headed back to class as recipients of the firm's 2011 Diversity Scholarships.

"Although gaining in diversity, law firms say the task is not easy"
South Carolina Lawyers Weekly calls on Nexsen Pruet attorney Helen Grant to discuss the firm's focus on diversity.

Civic & Professional Memberships

· South Carolina Bar

· Bethel A.M.E. Church, Member

· Bethel Learning Centers Board of Education, Legal Committee Chair and Oversight Committee Member

· Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, Former Board Member

· Richland Memorial Hospital Center for Cancer Treatment and Research, Former Board Member

· Richland County School District One Blue Ribbon Steering Committee, Former Member

· Renaissance Foundation, Former Board Member

· Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary School Education Foundation, Former Board Chairman


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Office Information

Helen Nelson Grant

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201


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