Nexsen Pruet moves up the list

Nexsen Pruet has moved up on the The National Law Journal's list of the 250 largest law firms in America.

Nexsen Pruet, based in Charlotte, has 178 lawyers in eight offices across North and South Carolina, including Hilton Head Island.

Results from publication's 2010 survey of 300 U.S. law firms were released on Monday. Nexsen Pruet is now the 217th largest firm in the country, up from 233rd in 2009.

Nexsen Pruett, founded in 1945, has been among the top 250 firms since 2004.