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Stephen L. Brown

Stephen L. Brown
Stephen L. Brown was elected Managing Partner of Clement Rivers, LLP in 2023. He also serves as chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Appellate Practice Group. He has practiced with the firm since graduating from law school in 1993.

Overview of Stephen’s Practice

Throughout his career, Stephen has maintained a broad-based and active practice, encompassing many areas of law at all procedural levels.

He has counseled and represented individuals and entities in the resolution of numerous varieties of disputes. He has a wealth of trial experience and a track record of success in cases litigated in the state and federal court systems. He has effectively managed complex litigation. He also regularly participates in means of alternative dispute resolution, which often yields beneficial results for his clients while avoiding prolonged court proceedings.

Insurance Practice

Stephen has extensive knowledge and experience relating to insurance coverage and claims practices. He regularly offers coverage opinions to carriers pursues declaratory judgments defends insurers against allegations of bad faith


In his more than 30 years of practice, Stephen has been involved in hundreds of appeals before South Carolina’s appellate courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

In addition to appeals generated from within the firm, Stephen is frequently engaged to handle appeals originating with other firms, carriers, and clients. He has also been called upon to initiate actions in the original jurisdiction of the South Carolina Supreme Court as well as prepare amicus curiae briefs before the state’s appellate courts in matters of particular public importance.

Corporate Practice

Since 1993, Stephen has served as corporate counsel to the Town of Seabrook Island, South Carolina. He has extensive knowledge of municipal law and related matters.

Admitted to Practice

South Carolina, 1993


University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1993
Clemson University, B.A., 1989

Memberships and Activities

Charleston County Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association
American Bar Association

Articles & Case Studies

Trying the Allocation Case in For the Defense


Managing Partner

Practice Groups


Declaration honoring Molony

Wilbur E. Johnson’s IAAM legacy