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D. Jay Davis, Jr. and Kara S. Grevey recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of their client, a large real estate brokerage firm, in a multimillion dollar civil jury trial.  The Plaintiff brought claims of defamation and tortious interference with a contract against the real estate firm. Plaintiff alleged that the client had tortiously interfered with his contract as well as defamed him during the process of building and selling a spec home. The client vigorously defended the allegations at trial as their actions were professional and in compliance with the standard of care. Plaintiff asked the jury to award damages in excess of $7,700,000 and sought punitive damages. After a two-week trial, the jury found in favor of Clement Rivers’s client on all claims.

Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to welcome three new members of the South Carolina Bar Association to the firm as Associate Attorneys.  William A. Dennis, Jr. graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was a member of the ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Journal and worked as a Student Practitioner for the Veterans Legal Clinic. Grace Heaton graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she was an Admissions Ambassador, Peer Mentor, and a Research Editor for the ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal. Cameron A. Tabrizian graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he served on the South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business and the Moot Court Bar. He was a member of the Order of the Barristers and received the CALI Award for Topics in Insurance Law.

Clement Rivers, LLP is honored to announce that our law firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2024 Edition of 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.  The firm thanks all clients and peers who contributed to this ranking. Best Lawyers© is one of the oldest and most respected purely peer review research and accolades companies in the legal profession.

Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce Graydon V. Olive, IV joined the firm as an Associate Attorney.  Graydon graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law.  In law school, he was an Articles Editor for the South Carolina Law Review and a member of the Order of Whig and Robe.  He also received a CALI Award in Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II.  After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Aphrodite Konduros at the South Carolina Court of Appeals.  He will primarily practice in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Appellate practice group.

The following Clement Rivers, LLP attorneys have been selected as part of the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©:

The following Clement Rivers, LLP attorneys have been selected as part of the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch©:

  • Stephen A. Griffith: Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, & Litigation – Construction

Additionally, Wilbur E. Johnson was selected as the “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law – Management.  The “Lawyer of the Year” accolade is awarded to the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the Lawyer of the Year” for a specialty and metropolitan location per edition, and the firm is honored that Mr. Johnson was selected for this accolade.

Clement Rivers LLP is pleased to announce D. Jay Davis, Jr.’s selection to the 2023 Legal Elite of the Lowcountry by Charleston Business Magazine. Charleston Business Magazine has honored Lowcountry attorneys by publishing their Legal Elite feature since 2017.   Winners are chosen by the votes of South Carolina attorneys, and the top vote-getters in each specialty are recognized.   Legal Elite is the only local award program that gives every active attorney in the region the opportunity to participate. The attorneys selected are determined solely by lawyers’ votes.

In addition to being selected,  D. Jay Davis, Jr. was the top vote recipient from his peers in his practice area of professional liability.   The firm congratulates him on this outstanding recognition.

D. Jay Davis, Jr. and Matthew O. Riddle recently spoke to the South Carolina Hospital Association on handling fall and wound litigation and recent legal trends.

Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce Lauren A. Trigleth joined the firm as an Associate Attorney.  She graduated magna cum laude from the Charleston School of Law. Prior to law school, Lauren worked as a claims services representative, paralegal, deputy clerk of court, and court recorder.  She will practice primarily in the firm’s Construction Law practice group.

Clement Rivers, LLP is honored to announce that our law firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2023 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.

Catherine Holland Chase recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of her client, a residential construction subcontractor. The Plaintiff homeowner alleged that the subcontractor inspected the roof and applied repairs shortly after the home was purchased.  Nearly three years passed before the Plaintiff contacted the homebuilder about leaks in the same location, but the homebuilder denied the warranty claim.  The Plaintiff waited another five years before bringing suit. The Plaintiff was seeking damages in excess of $200,000.00.

The Court found that there was no evidence to support the Plaintiff’s claims against the subcontractor as the three-year statute of limitations began to run when homebuilder refused to repair the roof a second time and that Plaintiff failed to bring his claims against the subcontractor within the statute of limitations.  The Court also found that the homebuilder’s cross-claims against the subcontractor were derivative in nature and thus the subcontractor was entitled to summary judgment dismissing the homebuilder’s cross-claims as well.

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Davis and Grevey obtain defense verdict on behalf of client

Three new associates join the firm