Val H. Stieglitz: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Val H. Stieglitz

Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Property Subrogation and Recovery
  • Electronic Discovery & Information Management
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Litigation
  • Business Disputes
  • Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
  • Products Liability
  • Lender Liability
  • Insurance
University College of William & Mary, University of South Carolina, B.A., 1974; University of South Carolina, M.A., ABT, 1977
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, J.D., 1984
Admitted1984, South Carolina; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Civic & Professional Memberships

•American Bar Association
•International Association of Defense Counsel
•Former Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
•Former Chair, Business Litigation Committee
•Former Chair, Intellectual Property Committee
•LAWorld, an international legal network - Two-time Board of Directors Member
•Richland County Bar Association
•South Carolina Bar


Val Stieglitz represents U.S. and foreign companies in business torts, unfair competition, commercial, intellectual property, trade secrets, insurance, and products liability litigation. His experience ranges from injunctive proceedings through trial and appeal. He has also mediated and arbitrated a wide range of business and personal injury claims, and counsels on litigation risk management. Val is the leader of the firm's Business Litigation Group, which by itself would count as one of the largest law firms in South Carolina. Val also works regularly with lawyers and businesses in China concerning their U.S. matters, and heads Nexsen Pruet's China Business Group.

Val's case experience includes:
•Class actions;
•Business torts;
•IP litigation;
•Bad faith and breach of contract claims involving life, accident, and disability policies;
•Product liability claims involving automobile tires, forklifts and other construction equipment, Propane tanks, gasoline nozzles, cranes, nails, human tissue transplants, electrical equipment;
•UCC breach of warranty claims involving a wide variety of goods;
•Tobacco Escrow and MSA litigation;
•Trademark and Lanham Act claims involving a wide variety of marks and advertising;
•Employee defection, non-compete, trade secret and employee loyalty claims;
•Lender liability and related contract and tort claims;
•Supplier/distributor disputes;
•U.S. litigation risk management.

Val received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and the Order of Barristers. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a journalist for several South Carolina newspapers and operated his own statewide syndicated news service.

Val's undergraduate and graduate education was at the College of William & Mary and the University of South Carolina, where he obtained degrees in International Relations. He is currently the firm's representative to the LAWorld international law firm network, through which he collaborates with law firms on projects involving global clients. Val chairs Nexsen Pruet's China Group, and coordinates Nexsen Pruet's initiatives directed to assisting Chinese businesses in their US matters. Nexsen Pruet assists China clients in matters ranging from immigration, IP, and corporate M&A/due diligence, to all manner of litigation. Val has been a frequent speaker at seminars and business meetings throughout China, and regularly works with Chinese lawyers and businesses.

Finally, Val also supervises the Firm's ESI group, which provides hosting, review, and other services to Firm clients and for other law firms.


•Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation since 2013
•Listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers 2009
• Legal Elite of the Midlands - International Law, 2012; Commercial Litigation, 2015

Speaking & Writing

Related Insights
Mediating the High-Emotion Case
February 14, 2013
An Unfortunate Surprise
November 5, 2012
Update on State Statutes Restricting Out-of-State Arbitrations
March 4, 2014


Val is the author of Unfair Competition - The Migrating Insurance Agent, published as a monograph by the International Association of Defense Counsel in 1995; The Tort Law Desk Reference - South Carolina. He is also a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences on business topics both in the U.S. and abroad.

He is a frequent contributor to IADC Committee Newsletters and CLEs as follows:
•Author, South Carolina Decides Case of First Impression in Recurring Area of Promoter Liability, January 2015
• Managing the High-Emotion Case, February, 2013
• The National Feed & Grain Association: A Little-Known ADR Forum, February, 2012.
•Author, Update on State Statutes Restricting 'Out-of-State' Arbitrations, February 2014
•Co-Author, An Unfortunate Surprise: When an Arbitration Agreement Exposes Your Client to the Threat of Litigation in Perpetuity, November 2012
•Co-Author, Overcoming The Vanishing Trial: A Trial Lawyer's Skills Are More Vital Than Ever to Success at Mediation, January 2011
•Co-Author, Can Foreign Companies Pursue Claims in American Courts for Anticompetitive Conduct by American Companies Occurring Abroad? An Update on Recent (and Evolving) Developments, October 2012
•Co-Author, Global Litigation Turns the Spotlight on the Forum Non Conveniens Doctrine When Foreign Plaintiffs Sue U.S. Corporations in U.S. Courts, November 2011
•Co-Author, Human Tissue Litigation: Where is the Injury?, March 2007

China Seminars & Presentations:
•Yangtzeliang Legal Group Annual Conference (Harbin, 2008)
•Yangtzeliang Legal Group Annual Conference (Suzhon, 2009)
•Hong Kong - US Chamber of Commerce, 2009
•Ng & Shum Joint Seminars (Yunshaw, Wuzi, 2010)
•LAWorld Annual Meeting (Beijing, 2013)
•LAWorld Annual Meeting (Hong Kong)
•DHG Resources/Investing in the U.S. (Jinan, Qingdao, Chongqing, Chongan, 2015)

Reported CasesNotable: Reported Appellate Decisions: Degenhart v. Knights of Columbus, 420 S. E. 2nd 795 (S.C. 1992); United Parcel Service v. S.C. Tees, Inc., 508 S.E. 2nd 34 (Ct. App. 1998); Tobaccoville USA, Inc. v. McMaster, 692 S.E. 2nd 526 (S.C. 2010); Hansen v. Beechwood Development Group of S.C., LLC, 763 S.E. 2nd 31 (S.C. 2014); Hall v. Greentree Servicing, LLC, 2015 WL 4002236 (Ct. App. 2015)

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Val H. Stieglitz

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201


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