Julio Rick E. Mendoza, Jr. practices in the areas of creditors' rights and bankruptcy law.
Rick received his Bachelor of Science Degree, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina. He earned his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he has served as an adjunct professor.
•Appointed by the Supreme Court of South Carolina, Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization to Chair the Bankruptcy & Debtor-Creditor Law Specialization Advisory Board
•Certified Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Law Specialist in the State of South Carolina
•Best Lawyers in America since 2001 for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
•Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year in Columbia - 2012, 2016
•Listed in Top 25 attorneys in South Carolina Super Lawyers, 2014; Listed in Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights each year from 2008-2015
•In 1999, Mr. Mendoza received the William E.S. Robinson Public Service Award of the South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association, for the Meritorious Advancement of the Practice of Bankruptcy Law
•Adjunct Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1995
• Legal Elite of the Midlands - Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights, 2012-2013
Speaking & Writing
•Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized By Peers; Twenty-Eight Named to 2013 Super Lawyers List for South Carolina
April 30, 2013
•14 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named to Legal Elite of the Midlands
October 16, 2013
•Rick Mendoza Selected to Participate in Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Initiative
February 20, 2014
•Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Elects New Chair to Board of Trustees
February 2, 2015
•Rick Mendoza Elected to The American College of Bankruptcy
October 13, 2015
•2015 Legal Elite of the Midlands
October 14, 2015
•Rick Mendoza Receives 2015 Matthew J. Perry, Jr. Civility Award
December 16, 2015
Unsettled, or Unsettling, Law? A Review of Bankruptcy Jurisdiction Following Stern v. Marshall
•Mr. Mendoza was a co-presenter with George Scott at a South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association meeting in November, 2011.
•Mr. Mendoza, George Scott and Judge John T. Laney, III, Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia also discussed Stern v. Marshall at a Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Seminar in November, 2011. The seminar was co-sponsored by the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education.