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Richard Hines, Nelson Mullins, Atlanta (Photo: John Disney/ALM) Richard Hines, Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, Atlanta (Photo: John Disney/ALM)

Michael Hollingsworth, the local managing partner of Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, said his partner Richard Hines has spent nearly 50 years in law defending “the seemingly indefensible.”

To illustrate, Hollingsworth cited Hines’ representation of basketball legend Dennis Rodman during the 1990s. Rodman’s then-girlfriend alleged Rodman had transmitted a disease to her. After a one-week trial in federal court, during which Rodman said he was not aware he had a transmittable disease, he received a defense verdict.

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Jonathan Ringel

Jonathan Ringel is managing editor of the Daily Report, the ALM newspaper in Atlanta. He can be reached at [email protected] Twitter: @jonathanringel

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