Adam N. Marinelli

- Associate Attorney

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.”

William G.T. Shedd

Adam joined BoltNagi’s litigation group in 2014, focusing on Creditor Rights, Federal and Territorial Tax Controversy, Corporate Regulatory Compliance, and Appellate Advocacy.

Before becoming a part of the BoltNagi team, Adam served as Counsel for Litigation to the South Carolina Department of Revenue. He represented the State of South Carolina in a variety of tax, regulatory, licensing, and employment law matters in administrative, circuit and appellate courts. While pursuing his law degree, Adam served as Associate Managing Editor of Charleston Law Review and worked as a Law Clerk for The Finkel Law Firm, LLC based in Charleston, South Carolina.

In addition to being a member of the American Bar Association, Adam is also admitted to the District Court of the Virgin Islands.

A few hallmarks of his work include:

  • Defended a multinational warehouse chain and secured a full jury verdict in premises liability negligence case.
  • Secured territorial licensure for an international financial services entity through administrative appeal after denial by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
  • Defended multiple business clients and secured favorable rulings in administrative labor disputes before the Virgin Islands Department of Labor.
  • Represented several of the largest federally chartered stock savings banks in creditor rights actions and judicial foreclosures.
  • Secured favorable plea deal in pro bono first degree murder case.

To date, Adam has represented a variety of commercial and private clients in civil and administrative cases relating to residential and commercial foreclosures, premises liability defense and general civil litigation. Additionally, he handles tax dispute resolutions for businesses and foreign entities operating in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Published Work

A Call for the Proper Recognition of Habeas Corpus in the 21st Century, 3 Charleston L. Rev. 689 (2009).

Published Cases

  • Bodman v. State of South Carolina, et. al., 403 S.C. 60, 742 S.E.2d 363 (2013).
  • Centex International, Inc. v. South Carolina Department of Revenue, 406 S.C. 132, 750 S.E.2d 65 (2013), reh’g denied (2013).

Practice Groups

  • Civil Litigation
  • Creditor Rights
  • Appellate Practice


  • Litigation
  • Creditor Rights
  • Administrative Law
  • Tax

Bar Admission

  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • South Carolina (Inactive)
  • District Court of the Virgin Islands


  • Charleston School of Law, J.D. (2009)
  • Furman University, B.A. Philosophy (2002)