July 1st, 2015
We are proud to announce five attorneys – Amanda Callander, Christy Fargnoli, Trevor Cangelosi, Robb Brown and Alex Timmons – have been named members.
Amanda Callander has 18 years of experience, and concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate and business transactions, banking and finance law and corporate law. Callander works out of our Charleston office, and received her juris doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1998.
Christy Fargnoli, also in our Charleston office, focuses her practice on general civil litigation with concentrations in insurance defense, insurance coverage, business litigation and municipal law. Fargnoli has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the past three consecutive years. She gained her juris doctorate degree as cum laude from the Charleston School of Law in 2008.
Trevor Cangelosi, based out of the Charleston office, handles litigation, primarily in the areas of personal injury and insurance defense. Cangelosi has tried more than 25 cases to verdict for individuals and businesses. He received his juris doctorate degree in 2008 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Robb Brown joined the firm’s Columbia office in 2013 and practices insurance defense and civil litigation. Brown has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the past three consecutive years, and has achieved an AV peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell ─an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability generated from other lawyers and members of the bar and the judiciary. He earned his juris doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2005.
Alex Timmons based out of the firm’s Greenville office, concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, representing insurers and businesses in construction litigation, personal injury and insurance coverage and contract disputes. Timmons gained his juris doctorate degree as Magna Cum Laude from the Charleston School of law 2008.
June 9th, 2015
We recently welcomed Leslie Boodry as an associate, to our Charleston office. Boodry graduated magna cum laude from the Charleston School of Law in 2014 and focuses on insurance defense in the Charleston office.
While attending law school, Boodry served on the editorial board for the Federal Courts Law Review where her student works paper was published. Boodry was also an executive member of the Moot Court Board, and part of a three-person team that won the National Tax Moot Court Competition in Clearwater, FL. In addition, Boodry received CALI Awards for Excellence in Employment Discrimination, Federal Income Taxation and Appellate Advocacy.
“We’re extremely pleased Leslie joined our Charleston team to focus on general civil litigation and focus on our insurance defense department insurance defense department,” says Sam Clawson, managing member at Clawson and Staubes. “She’s a very valuable addition to our company with a diverse background in the field of law.”
Boodry currently resides in downtown Charleston. She earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations and political science at the University of Miami in 2011.
April 27th, 2015
Attorneys Sam Clawson and Jay McDonald were recently named as 2015 Super Lawyers. Austin Hood, Robb Brown, Elizabeth Blackwell, Barrett Brewer and Christy Fargnoli were named Rising Stars, a list of the top up-and-coming lawyers in South Carolina.
A Thomson Reuters business, Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazine and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. Fewer than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor each year.
The Rising Stars lists are also published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazine and in leading magazines across the country. A Rising Star candidate must be either age 40 or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state receive this recognition.
Sam Clawson has served as the managing member of Clawson and Staubes for the past 29 years and has been a Super Lawyer for seven consecutive years. Clawson’s primary practice area is alternative dispute resolution and he has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Jay McDonald joined Clawson and Staubes in 1988 and practices in areas including personal injury defense, insurance, premises liability and products liability. Since 2000, he has been a member of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, providing instruction and lectures on a variety of litigation topics. This is his first time as a Super Lawyer.
Austin Hood practices out of the Columbia office and specializes in construction defects, insurance defense and personal injury. This is his first time as a Rising Star.
Robb Brown, Of Counsel, joined the Columbia office in 2013 and focuses on civil litigation and insurance defense. Robb has been named a Rising Star for two consecutive years. Brown has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.
Elizabeth Blackwell practices at the Charleston office and focuses on creditor rights, consumer bankruptcy and business litigation. This is her second consecutive time as a Rising Star.
Barrett Brewer, who holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, has been named a Rising Star for four consecutive years. Brewer’s litigation practice focuses on business and contract disputes, business property and trade secret disputes, banking and lender liability, real estate and property disputes, product and commercial liability claims and negligence claims.
Associate Christy Fargnoli practices in the area of general civil litigation, with concentrations in insurance defense, business litigation and municipal law. She’s a Rising Star for the third consecutive year.