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  • Clement Rivers, LLP is honored to announce that our law firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2022 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”. This Tier 1 ranking was determined from the firm’s overall evaluation, which was derived from a combination of factors including clients’ feedback and the high regard that lawyers in other firms in the same practice areas have for the firm.

  • Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce Patrick M. Higgins has joined the firm as a Special Counsel.  Pat has more than 30 years of experience and has tried hundreds of cases in South Carolina’s state and federal courts.  He will practice primarily with the firm’s Trucking and Transportation, Products Liability, Retail/Hospitality Liability, Primary Casualty, and Education Institution Liability Practice Groups.

  • Clement Rivers, LLP continues to monitor the changing landscape for businesses and individuals caused by COVID-19.  We have compiled a Quick Reference Guide of recent orders regarding the status of the State of South Carolina, the City of Charleston, relevant Court Orders, and Miscellaneous South Carolina links.  We will update this Quick Reference Guide as necessary.  Clement Rivers, LLP has been tested by more than a few hurricanes in our more than 50 years of practice, so we are lucky to have a business continuity plan in place which allows our lawyers and support staff to work remotely.  We are thankful for our clients, our employees, our community, and our loved ones.

  • Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce that Wilbur E. Johnson was recognized as the 2022 Charleston, South Carolina Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year.” Only a single lawyer in each practice area in the community is honored with the “Lawyer of the Year” award.

  • The following Clement Rivers, LLP attorneys have been selected as part of the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©:
    C. Michael Branham: Trusts and Estates
    Stephen L. Brown: Litigation – Construction & Litigation – Insurance
    D. Jay Davis, Jr: Commercial Litigation
    Carol B. Ervin: Employment Law – Management & Litigation – Labor and Employment
    Duke R. Highfield: Litigation – Insurance & Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    Wallace G. Holland: Workers Compensation Law – Employers
    Wilbur E. Johnson: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, & Litigation – Labor and Employment
    Michael A. Molony: Administrative / Regulatory Law & Insurance Law
    F. Drake Rogers III: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

    The following Clement Rivers, LLP attorneys have been selected as part of the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch©:
    Stephen A. Griffith: Insurance Law & Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

  • Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce Thomas J. Zamadics, Jr. has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney.  Prior to joining Clement Rivers, LLP, Tom practiced with a North Carolina firm in its Trusts and Estates division.  He will practice with the firm’s Tax, Estate Planning & Probate Practice Group.

  • The following Clement Rivers, LLP attorneys have been selected as part of the 2021 edition of Super Lawyers©:

  • D. Jay Davis, Jr. and James D. Gandy successfully defended a long term care facility in a premises liability matter during the week of April 26, 2021.  This was one of the early post COVID-19 civil jury trials since the South Carolina Supreme Court restarted civil jury trials on April 5, 2021.  The jury was selected in an open air gymnasium and the jury heard the case with COVID-19 protections in place.

  • Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce Stephen A. Griffith, Jr. has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney.  Prior to joining Clement Rivers, LLP, Stephen practiced with a civil litigation firm in Charleston, South Carolina.  He has broad mediation and trial experience.  He’s listed in Best Lawyer’s One’s to Watch in 2021.  He will practice with the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Appellate Practice Group.

  • (January 6, 2021) – The Partnership of Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce its new name:  Clement Rivers, LLP.  The name honors the memory and legacy of two of the law firm’s founding partners, the late Robert L. Clement, Jr. and the late G. L. Buist Rivers, Jr.

    “Bob” Clement and “Buist” Rivers both played pivotal roles in the founding of the modern version of the law firm.  “Their approach to the practice of law, and the notion of the law firm as a member of the broader community, still resonates with us today and continues to serve as guiding principles for the members of the firm,” said Wilbur E. Johnson, Clement Rivers’ Managing Partner.

    With a history that dates back to the 1850s, Clement Rivers has taken great pride in delivering quality legal services, with integrity.  Although the name of the firm is changing, the dedication of its attorneys and staff will certainly remain the same.  Clients and friends of the firm have counted on Clement Rivers for its legal services and public service contributions throughout the years, and those commitments on the part of the firm will not change.

    “Our relationships with the citizens of the greater Charleston area have sustained us through the good times and times of challenge,” Johnson added.  “We want to celebrate our history, as well as our pride in where we live and work.  We look forward to the opportunity, as Clement Rivers, to continue to share time, talent and treasure with the community.”

    About Clement Rivers

    Clement Rivers, LLP has more than 40 attorneys based in Charleston, South Carolina, who also provide services out of a Columbia, SC location. With roots dating back to the 1850s, Clement Rivers provides a full range of legal services to businesses and individuals in Charleston, the tri-county area, and across the state and region. The firm is a proud member of ALFA International, the global legal network.