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  • The South Carolina Insurance Data Security Act went into effect on January 1.  Most insurance carriers and TPAs licensed in South Carolina (“licensees”) must be ready now to comply with a breach response plan.

    On July 1, 2019, all “licensees” are required to have a completed risk assessment and a written information security plan.  The requirements are extensive.

    Penalties for non-compliance can include revoking the carrier’s license to insure in South Carolina, so please make sure you are ready.  To learn more, please read our article here.


  • Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce that Michael A. Molony was unanimously reappointed as a City of Charleston Municipal Judge for a two year term by the Charleston City Council.

  • Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce that Jason A. Daigle has been named Partner at our firm.  Jason practices primarily in the firm’s Construction Practice Group.

  • Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce that Gaillard “Gilly” Dotterer, III has joined the firm as an Associate.  Gilly will practice primarily in the Professional Liability group.  Gilly obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School Of Law.  His undergraduate degree, in Business Administration, also was obtained from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining Clement Rivers, LLP, Gilly served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Doyet A. Early, III, Circuit Court Judge in the 2nd Judicial Circuit.


  • On behalf of Clement Rivers, LLP, thank you to all of our clients for another successful year.  To read our firm’s 2018 update, click here.

  • Clement Rivers, LLP is honored to announce that the law firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2019 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.

  • The following Clement Rivers, LLP attorneys have been selected as part of the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©:

  • Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce that Duke R. Highfield was recognized as the 2019 Charleston, South Carolina Litigation-Insurance “Lawyer of the Year.”  Only a single lawyer in each practice area in the community is honored with the “Lawyer of the Year” award.

  • Jay Davis, Jr. recently served as a faculty member for the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel’s Litigation Management College.  Jay also presented at the American Law Firm Association on the topic of handling Arbitrations versus Jury Trials.

  • Ed Buckley recently got a plaintiff to completely drop a case against his client with no contribution to the settlement at all.  Read the very interesting story about the Sea Sweetie here.