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Penn W. Ely

Office: 843-577-2026

Cell: 864-680-3911

Penn joined Clawson and Staubes in 2014 and practices with the firm’s general litigation team. He represents individuals, insurance carriers, businesses, and municipalities in the state and federal courts of South Carolina.

Penn graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2009. He graduated magna cum laude from the Charleston School of Law in 2012 and received his Juris Doctorate. Penn began his career with a boutique litigation firm in Charleston.

During law school, Penn received CALI awards in Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Contracts, and Torts. He served as Chairman of the Honor Council. Penn interned for U.S. District Judge Patrick Duffy and the City of Charleston Legal Department. In addition, he was research assistant for Professor Nathan Crystal and Chief Judge John Few.

Penn is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association and Charleston County Bar Association. He resides in Mount Pleasant with his dog, General Beauregard VII, affectionately known as Cooper. When not zealously representing clients, Penn enjoys being outdoors, living the coastal life, and watching the Tar Heels.

Areas of Practice

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Municipal Law

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2012


  • Charleston School of Law, Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, 2012
  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, B.A. Journalism & Mass Communication 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
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  • Charleston

  • 126 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 200
  • Charleston, SC 29492
  • (843) 577-2026
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  • 756 Tyvola Road, Suite 130
  • Charlotte, NC 28217
  • (704) 940-9128
  • Columbia

  • 1612 Marion Street, Suite 200
  • Columbia, SC 29201
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  • Greenville

  • 1000 E North Street, Suite 200
  • Greenville, SC 29601
  • (864) 331-8940