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  • 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.

  • Jeff Wiseman recently obtained summary judgment from the Honorable Michael G. Nettles in favor of a client trucking dealership and repair company.  The Plaintiffs had sued the client for fraud and Jeff Wiseman was successful in having this claims dismissed via summary judgment.

  • Duke Highfield prevailed for the defense at the conclusion of a commercial trucking case in Horry County during May of 2018.  The case involved an accident between the plaintiff’s car and the defendant’s cement truck.  Plaintiff presented evidence and argued that the collision was a rear-end collision for which the defendant was solely at fault.  Plaintiff argued that the defendant was exceeding the speed limit and failed to keep a proper distance when it collided into plaintiff’s vehicle.  The defense presented evidence and argued that the plaintiff failed to yield the right of way to the defendant for which the plaintiff was solely at fault and comparatively negligent.  The physical evidence of the accident scene, including most particularly the roadway markings, proved critical in establishing the defendant’s lack of negligence.  The jury returned a verdict in favor of the defense on all charges.

  • Clement Rivers, LLP is pleased to announce that D. Jay Davis, Jr., Carol B. Ervin, and Shawn Daughtridge Wallace have been named South Carolina Super Lawyers for 2018. Also, Brian L. Quisenberry and Matt Riddle have been named “Rising Stars” for 2018.