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  • D. Jay Davis, Jr. has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.

    The special induction ceremony at which D. Jay Davis, Jr. became a Fellow took place before an audience of 807 during the recent Induction Ceremony at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the College in Vancouver, British Columbia. The meeting had a total attendance of 950.

    Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

    Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

  • Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce that Ashton Phillips has joined the firm as an associate in our Professional Liability practice group. In law school, Ashton was a member of the Moot Court Bar and clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charleston. Outside of the office, Ashton enjoys playing basketball and golf, and watching Clemson Tigers football. Ashton is an active member at St. Philip’s Church, and his wife Lauren is a NICU nurse at MUSC.

  • Clement Rivers, LLP is honored to announce that our law firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2020 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 honored that Managing Partner Wilbur E. Johnson has served as the International African American Museum board chair and that ground was broken for the IAAM not 100 yards from Clement Rivers, LLP’s offices last week. The Post & Courier covered this historic event.  Clement Rivers, LLP is grateful for Wilbur’s leadership at the firm and in the community.

  • On behalf of Clement Rivers, LLP, thank you to all of our clients for putting your trust in us for another year.  To read our firm’s 2019 update, click here.


  • Clement Rivers, LLP partner Catherine H. Chase will speak on the topic of “Legal Ethics Online and In Social Media: What every attorney needs to know and what litigation attorneys need to know” at the Charleston School of Law on October 24.  To learn more, please email Michael Abro at mabro@charlestonlaw.edu.

  • The following Clement Rivers, LLP attorneys have been selected as part of the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©:

  • Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce that Zachary M. Kern has joined the firm as an associate.  Zach will practice mainly in the firm’s Employment & Labor Law practice group. Prior to joining Clement Rivers, LLP, Zach served as law clerk to the Honorable Daniel D. Hall in the 16th Judicial Circuit.

  • Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce that E. Courtney Gruber is now a Certified Circuit Court Mediator, concentrating in Workers’ Compensation cases.  Courtney is a partner in the firm’s Workers’ Compensation practice group and is an AV rated attorney.

  • Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce that D. Jay Davis, Jr. (Professional Liability:  Defense), Carol B. Ervin (Employment and Labor), and Shawn Daughtridge Wallace (Employment and Labor) have all been named 2019 Super Lawyers.  Matthew O. Riddle (Workers Compensation) has been named as a rising star.