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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 60%
    21 years, 300 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    24 years, 120 cases
  3. Probate: 10%
    21 years, 50 cases
  4. Guardianship: 8%
    21 years, 50 cases
  5. Administrative Law: 2%
    9 years, 15 cases



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Po Box 7096
Columbia, SC, 29202

Clingman Law Firm

PO Box 7096
Columbia, SC, 29209-0807



SCGood Standing199003/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Governors AwardSC Mayflower Society2006
Governors AwardSC Mayflower Society2003
Kenin FellowshipUniversity of South Carolina School of Law1990
Real PropertyAmerican Jurisprudence1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyClingman Law Firm2000 - Present
Adjunct Instructor of Business LawUniversity of South Carolina College of HRTTM2008 - 2009
Assistant General CounselSC Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation1997 - 2000
Adjunct ProfessorMidlands Technical College1995 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
General Society of Mayflower DescendantsCounsellor General2011 - Present
National Elder Law FoundationCELA2005 - Present
SC Bar Association Elder Law CommitteeMember2003 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (South Carolina chapter)Past Chair2002 - Present
Richland County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Muckenfuss vs. MuckenfussCase Remanded to Probate Court for determination of good cause; affirmed on second appeal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Columbia CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trusts 201Special Needs Trust Administration2011
Trusts 101Special Needs Ttrusts2011
Medicaid BasicsMedicaid Estate Recovery2011
Health Law BasicsMedicare Under the ACA2011
Resolving Legal & Financial Issues in Elder CarePublic Benefits Eligibility2010