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Columbia Office Grows Again With Addition of New Associate

January 23rd, 2014

Nickisha Woodward

Nickisha Woodward


Nickisha Woodward joined us as an associate since passing the bar last November. Woodward recently graduated from Charleston School of Law and works in the civil litigation department, primarily focusing on personal injury insurance defense and general insurance litigation in the Columbia office.

While attending the Charleston School of Law, Woodward served as a legal research and writing teaching fellow, and represented the best interest of children as a Charleston County guardian ad litem. She was also a recipient of the Charleston Law Giving Back Award for her commitment to pro bono work in the community, and was selected for membership in the Forensic Club. Woodward earned her bachelor’s degree in history and communication studies at Clemson University in 2002.

“Nickisha has been such an asset to our litigation and personal injury departments since she has been with us,” says J. Austin Hood, managing member of the Columbia office. “It’s obvious by her extensive pro bono work experience that she’s extremely passionate about helping individuals who may not have the financial means receive equal justice.“

Woodward moved to Columbia in 2013. She is an avid runner, college football fanatic and enjoys doing work in the community.

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Campbell University Alumnus Joins Greenville Office

January 23rd, 2014

Brian Lawler

Brian Lawler


We recently welcomed Brian Lawler as an associate since passing the bar last November. Lawler graduated from Campbell University School of Law in 2013 and focuses on insurance defense in the Greenville office.

While attending law school, Lawler served on the executive board of Campbell Law Review as symposium editor for “The Virtuous Lawyer: Seeking Justice & the Common Good,” a conference devoted to Restorative and Non-Adversarial Justice. In addition, Lawler served as president for the Campbell Health Law Society and as a chairperson on the Old Kivett Advocacy Council.

Prior to law school, Lawler worked in adolescent mental health, foster care and adoption, and adult developmental disability services throughout western North Carolina for nine years. Lawler earned his bachelor’s degree in religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001.

“We’re extremely pleased Brian joined our Greenville team to help expand our insurance defense department,” says Sam Clawson, managing member at Clawson and Staubes. “He’s a very valuable addition to our company with a diverse background in the field of law.”

Lawler currently resides in Greenville with his wife and daughter.

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“Super Lawyers Rising Star” Joins Us In Columbia

October 15th, 2013

Robb Brown

Robb Brown


Columbia, SC – Clawson and Staubes, LLC is pleased to announce that Robert L. Brown has joined the Columbia office as Of Counsel. Brown is a Greenville, SC native and practices in the areas of insurance defense and civil litigation.

“I’m honored to join the Clawson and Staubes family and look forward to much success with them,” said Brown. “The company has a reputation of successful results for clients and I can’t wait to be a part of such a strong, dedicated team.”

In 2002, Brown graduated from Erskine College with his bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He then graduated from the University of South Carolina’s School of Law in 2005. Brown is licensed to practice in all South Carolina state courts, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Brown is a member and former chairman of the South Carolina Bar’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. He is also a member of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Columbia, class of 2009. Brown has served as an adjunct professor at a local university and has taught multiple programs at the United States Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center. He is a 2013 Super Lawyers Rising Star and attained the peer review rating of AV by Martindale-Hubbell.

Brown and his wife, Jenny, have a daughter named Maggie. When he is not chasing Maggie around, he enjoys working on do-it-yourself home renovation projects and watching South Carolina Gamecock sporting events.

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