October 15th, 2013
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.
October 15th, 2013
Charlotte, NC – Clawson and Staubes, LLC has brought on a new associate, Ashlee Poplin. Poplin is a recent graduate of Campbell University School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor degree in 2013. She and has joined the Charlotte-based office to focus on insurance defense. Poplin began her career with the firm in May 2012 where she served as a law clerk.
“It’s great to be back with Clawson and Staubes,” says Poplin. “I am so excited to grow and build my career with such a prestigious company. I look forward to working with my colleagues and to helping our clients achieve the success they deserve.”
Poplin earned her bachelor’s degree in both psychology and political science, as well as a minor degree in women’s studies, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. She completed a thesis titled “Child Abuse Perspectives and Rankings Based on Child Age: Medical vs. Legal Profession” and graduated with honors. While at Campbell University, she reached the semi-finals at the 2013 American Association for Justice Regional Competition, served as the director of the Pro-Bono Council for the law school, and helped assist programs and citizens in the community that did not have the ability to obtain the legal resources they needed.
August 26th, 2013
Sam Clawson, Ron Jones and Chris Staubes were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). For more than a quarter century, Best Lawyers has been regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.
Sam Clawson was selected for the “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of insurance law. Clawson has served as the managing member of Clawson & Staubes for 29 years and practices in the areas of personal injury litigation and insurance. He is a certified South Carolina Circuit Court mediator and mediates cases involving insurance law, business disputes, medical malpractice and personal injury. A proponent of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Clawson was instrumental in helping to establish summary jury trials in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties and lectures on this topic throughout the country.
Ron Jones was selected for the “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law and litigation – bankruptcy, as well as “Lawyer of the Year” for these areas. He practices in the area of commercial law and bankruptcy, and is a certified specialist in bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law, receiving the specialist distinction from the South Carolina Supreme Court. Jones has also served on the South Carolina Specialization Committee for Bankruptcy and Debtor Creditor Law. Jones is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Chris Staubes was selected for the “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of corporate law. Staubes heads up the corporate law and business litigation sections at Clawson & Staubes. Within his areas of practice, Staubes assists corporations and other business entities with their legal and regulatory needs. Staubes is a certified South Carolina Circuit Court mediator and mediates cases involving business disputes.
“The Best Lawyers in America publication is one of the most visible peer-review publications in the law field,” says Sam Clawson, managing member of Clawson & Staubes. “To have three of our lawyers awarded this two years in a row shows how highly respected they are by other lawyers in the field.”