Now in its 26th year, the program recognizes the city’s young leaders for their professional and community contributions. Honorees are selected based on professional achievements, community service and educational backgrounds.
Bio: Both sides of my family have been in Greenville for generations, so even when I wasn’t living here, Greenville has always been home. After studying history at the College of Charleston and law at the University of Georgia, I moved back to Greenville in 2013 to practice law. I’m a partner at Clawson and Staubes where I focus on civil defense litigation. I believe that the law is a noble profession, and nowhere is that more evident than the South Carolina and Greenville Bars.
As president-elect of the South Carolina Young Lawyers and public relations chair for the Greenville Bar, I get to see firsthand all the incredible work lawyers do in our communities across the state. Through my involvement in Leadership Greenville Class 46, Junior League, CofC’s Upstate Chapter, my role as a board member for PMAC and my time spent as the Voter Protection Chair for the GCDP, I have worked with and learned from so many dedicated people and organizations that serve our home in unique ways. I am proud of who we are and what Greenville continues to become.
What is your favorite quote? “I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.” – Whitman
Who was your most influential mentor? My grandfather, John Johnston
What advice would you give your 18-year-old self? Save more money; school is expensive.
Attorney Penn Ely has received his certification as a Circuit Court Mediator by the SC Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification. As a litigator, Ely is used to resolving cases in the courtroom. Now as a mediator, he hopes to bring resolution to conflicts before they reach the courtroom.
“Mediation is my favorite day in a lawsuit,” said Ely. “People get closure, or at least a better understanding of their case. I became a mediator for the same reason I became a lawyer: to help people, and I look forward to doing so as a mediator.”
Ely is an attorney in the firm’s Charleston office where he litigates all types of matters. He will focus his mediation practice in the areas of personal injury and insurance related matters.
We are pleased to announce the addition of six attorneys across three of our offices over the past few months.
The new attorneys by office are:
- Charleston – Alexandra Heaton, Ashley Bilby, and Tom Hollowell
- Greenville – Paul Neely
- Charlotte – Grayson Gibson and Michael Hirsch
“We are thrilled to have these attorneys on our team working with us to provide the best legal service to our clients,” said managing partner Matt Story.
Click on any of the attorneys to learn more about them.
Attorney Mike Leech presented at the Pitt County Courthouse a portrait to honor the service of his father, Honorable Judge David Leech.
Attorney Trey Still has received his certification as a Circuit Court Mediator by the SC Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification. An experienced litigator, Still will use his courtroom skills to mediate personal injury cases– auto wrecks, premises liability, and construction cases.
“I look forward to serving in the role of mediator,” said Trey Still. “My litigation experience and understanding of the fundamental issues involved in matters will be a benefit to both sides of any mediation.”
Still serves as the managing partner of Clawson and Staubes’ Greenville office where he focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, premises liability and construction litigation.
Upcoming CLE – The firm is offering a North Carolina CLE on Ethics and Discipline on Friday, October 4, at 3:00pm and on and Navigating Global Settlements on Saturday, October 5, at 9:00am in Charleston at Wild Dunes Resort, Link’s Fazio Room, Isle of Palms, SC. The event is part of the Clawson and Staubes, LLC annual retreat, but is open to NC licensed defense attorneys. You can register by emailing email@example.com.
- Due to Hurricane Dorian, the Charleston office will be closed Wednesday, September 4th and Thursday, September 5th.
Congratulations to our attorneys that are now partners at Clawson and Staubes!
“We are proud of their hard work and the leadership and comradery they exhibit, and we welcome them aboard.”
– Matt Story, Managing Partner