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.
Clawson and Staubes, LLC is pleased to announce that 1 lawyer has been included in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of recognizing lawyers in private practice through an exhaustive peer-review process. Nearly 40 years later, we are proud to expand our scope, while maintaining the same methodology, to recognize a different demographic of talented and deserving lawyers in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” says Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers.
Lawyers recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional knowledge and skill, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.
Clawson and Staubes, LLC would like to congratulate the following lawyer recognized in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch:
Stephen Griffith – Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Clawson and Staubes, LLC is pleased to announce that 9 lawyers have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become widely regarded as an authoritative guide to legal excellence.
Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries.
“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After three decades, we are proud to continue to serve as a reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide,” says CEO Phillip Greer.
Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional experience and skill, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.
Clawson and Staubes, LLC would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America list:
Samuel R. Clawson – Insurance Law
Ronnie Craig – Insurance Law
Tim Domin – Insurance Law and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Austin Hood – Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Albert A. Lacour – Litigation – Real Estate
Amy Miller Snyder – Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Trey Still – Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Insurance
Matt Story – Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, and Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Douglas B. Thie – Immigration Law
Jenny Barwick – Criminal and Family
Austin Hood – Insurance
Amy Snyder – Government and Insurance
Patrick “Trey” Still – Insurance and Personal Injury
Jeanmarie Tankersley – Construction, Consumer & Retail, Insurance and Workers’ Compensation
Legal Elite of South Carolina is an annual list complied through peer nominations and includes attorneys from 26 legal practice areas from across the state of South Carolina.
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/
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)
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.
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