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Barbara Seymour spoke in the Lawyers’ Standing Against Racial Injustice Protest

Barbara Seymour spoke in the Lawyers’ Standing Against Racial Injustice Protest on June 4th in Columbia, South Carolina. We’re proud of her for supporting the organizers of the event, and the call to action she shared: “I will end with a challenge to every South Carolina lawyer to no longer use complexity and detail as an excuse and to exercise your privilege. The privilege I am talking about is the privilege that comes with that law license hanging on your wall. The privilege you have to speak for others with authority and conviction. The privilege you have to mingle with people of power and influence. The privilege you have to understand and interpret the law. The privilege you have to speak the language of the Constitution. And the privilege you have because you are a South Carolina lawyer who has a special responsibility for the quality of justice.”

For a transcript of the entire speech please follow: www.linkedin.com/pulse/quality-justice-barbara-seymour/


Matt Story Accepted to ABOTA

Please join us in congratulating our Managing Partner, Matt Story, on being accepted as a new member of the Charleston Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates! ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges.

Read more about Matt


NINE attorneys named in 2020 South Carolina Super Lawyers magazine

Nine attorneys from Clawson and Staubes, LLC have been named in 2020 South Carolina Super Lawyers magazine.  Four attorneys were selected to the 2020 South Carolina Super Lawyers list and five were selected to the 2020 South Carolina Rising Stars list.

 

Attorneys selected to the 2020 South Carolina Super Lawyers list:

Sam Clawson (Alternative Dispute Resolution)

Austin Hood (Personal Injury-General, Insurance Coverage)

Jay McDonald (Civil Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution)

Matt Story (Civil Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, Alternative Dispute Resolution)

 

Attorneys selected to the 2020 South Carolina Rising Stars list:

 

Penn Ely (General Litigation, Personal Injury-General)

Tom Hollowell (Civil Litigation, Insurance Coverage)

Mike Leech (Construction Litigation, Personal Injury-General, Civil Litigation)

Trey Nicolette (Personal Injury-General)

Jeanmarie Tankersley (Civil Litigation)

 

Super Lawyer Selection Process


Penn Ely Becomes Certified Mediator

Penn Ely

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.


Adding Six Attorneys across Three Offices in Recent Months

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:

“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.

Grayson Gibson

Paul Neely

Alex Heaton

Ashley Bilby

Tom Hollowell

Michael Hirsch


Attorney Mike Leech presented at the Pitt County Courthouse a portrait to honor the service of his father, Honorable Judge David Leech.

Attorney Mike Leech presented at the Pitt County Courthouse a portrait to honor the service of his father, Honorable Judge David Leech.

https://www.witn.com/…/Portraits-unveiled-honoring-Pitt-Cou…

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Trey Still Becomes Certified Mediator

Trey Still

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.


CLE for NC-Licensed Defense Attorneys

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 info@clawsonandstaubes.com.


Closed for Hurricane Dorian

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  • Due to Hurricane Dorian, the Charleston office will be closed Wednesday, September 4th and Thursday, September 5th.

Congratulations New Partners: Jeanmarie, Lauren, Jessica, Trey

Congratulations to our attorneys that are now partners at Clawson and Staubes!

Jeanmarie Tankersley

Jeanmarie Tankersley

Lauren Vriesinga

Lauren Vriesinga

Jessica Salerno

Jessica Salerno

Trey Nicolette

Trey Nicolette

“We are proud of their hard work and the leadership and comradery they exhibit, and we welcome them aboard.”
– Matt Story, Managing Partner


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