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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.