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Sam Clawson, Mediator, Charleston, South Carolina.

Sam Clawson

Diplomate member
Clawson & Staubes, LLC
126 Seven Farms Drive
Suite 200
Charleston, SC 29492
Tel: (800) 774-8242
Cell: (843)224-2401
Fax: (843)722-2867
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Recognized to South Carolina Chapter for Mediation
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  • Practice Commenced2007
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)1000
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Sam has been practicing law in the Charleston commumity for over 40 years.  He has tried numerous cases in North and South Carolina.  Beginning in 2007, he began transitioning from litigation to mediation.  He now devotes 100% of his time to mediations and focus groups.

A certified mediator, Sam has an interest in other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He was a pioneer in the development of binding summary jury trials as an alternative to binding arbitrations, and lectures frequently on the topic. He has been featured in the national edition of Lawyers Weekly, explaining the summary jury trial procedure in South Carolina. He has made presentations on this innovative method of dispute resolution to the New York Trial Lawyers Association and to the California State Bar.

He also facilitates focus groups for attorneys who are seeking insight into juror opinions and attitudes in substantial dollar cases.  

Clawson and Staubes has a dedicated facility with a separate private entrance to conduct mediations and focus groups.


Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Agricultural
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


  • Wofford College, Bachelor of Arts, Government, 1970
  • Campbell University, Norman A Wiggins School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1980


Memberships & Affiliations

  • South Carolina, 1980
  • North Carolina, 1997
  • U. S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 1981
  • U. S. Supreme Court, 1983
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Berkeley County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Cerified Mediator, 2007
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2008.  
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law 2013 and 2017
  • Named as Super Lawyer from 2009 – 2018
    Presidential Advisory Board Norman A. Wiggins School of Law – Campbell University
  • Named Distinguished Alumnae Campbell University 1998
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

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