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Christy is a Member at Clawson & Staubes and practices in the firm’s litigation section. Christy strives to provide aggressive, cost effective representation for her clients.  Sometimes this means working hard to posture the case for a positive settlement, while other times it means trying the case to a jury verdict.


 


Christy is originally from Walterboro, South Carolina and has lived in the Lowcountry area for most of her life. She attended Newberry College on a basketball scholarship, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in political science. Christy then attended the Charleston School of Law, where graduated cum laude and received the CALI award for academic excellence in Trial Advocacy and Constitutional Law.  While in law school, Christy sat on the Executive Board of the Charleston Law Review, serving as both an Articles Editor and Symposium Editor. In her position as Symposium Editor, Christy oversaw and implemented a symposium titled “Punitive Damages, Due Process, and Deterrence: The Debate after Philip Morris v. Williams” which was comprised of speakers from all over the country and focused on the law surrounding punitive damages.  Christy was also a member of numerous organizations while in law school, including the Student Trial Lawyers Association.


 


Christy has tried numerous cases to verdict and represents her clients in both state and federal courts in South Carolina. Christy takes pride in seeing her hard work payoff with favorable results for her clients. She routinely handles a variety of cases including personal injury, slip and falls, trucking accidents, wrongful death, defamation (libel and slander), assault and battery, dram shop (liquor liability), brain injury, and workers’ compensation.   


 


Christy also practices in the area of employment investigations, where she is hired to investigate claims of discrimination or wrongdoing in the workplace. Christy has handled a wide variety of employment investigations, including high profile investigations that have garnered significant media attention.


 


Christy is honored to have been listed in the 2013-2016 editions of Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star in the area of Civil Litigation Defense. Less than three percent of the lawyers in South Carolina receive this honor. She is also an active member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association.


 


 


When not working, Christy can usually be found at the beach, rooting for the Clemson Tigers, enjoying live music, or spending time with her dog Bodie in search of the perfect dog park.



 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 52%
  2. Litigation: 12%
    Less than 1 year
  3. Wrongful Death: 12%
  4. Slip and Fall: 12%
  5. Libel: 12%

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  • Samuel Richard Clawson Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with Christy professionally for several years. She is a respected member of the bar and is held in high esteem by his colleagues. She is a competent, knowledgeable and professional attorney who maintains the highest ethical standards and works tirelessly for her clients.

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    Samuel Clawson Admiralty and maritime Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Christina. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

126 Seven Farms Dr.
Ste. 200
Charleston, SC, 29492

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
SCGood Standing200803/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Cum LaudeCharleston School of Law2008
Excellence for the Future Award - Trial AdvocacyCALI2008
Articles Editor & Symposium EditorCharleston Law Review2007
Excellence for the Future Award - Constitutional LawCALI2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateClawson & Staubes, LLC2008 - Present
Law ClerkClawson & Staubes, LLC2007 - 2007
Law ClerkNexsen Pruet Adams Kleemeier2006 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Defense Research InstituteMember2014 - Present
Berkeley County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
South Carolina Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Charleston County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' AssociationMember2008 - Present
Berkeley County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2012 - 2014
Newberry College Alumni AssociationBoard of Managers2009 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Super Duper, Inc. v. Penn. Nat'l Mut. Cas. Ins. Co., 683 S.E.2d 792 (S.C. 2009).Supreme Court Certified Question
Duncan v. Cook, 2010 U.S. Distr. LEXIS 13124 (D.S.C. 2010).Summary Judgment for the Defendants
Mitchell v. Maruffo, Appellate Case No. 2011-198047 (S.C. Ct. App. Jan 09, 2013) (unpublished opinion)Summary Judgment granted and affirmed
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Charleston School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Newberry CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE: A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of ThatNew Happenings in 2012 Tort Law and its Effect in the Courtroom2013
CLE: A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of ThatSummary Jury Trials as a Means to Resolve Personal Injury Litigation2011