(Shareholder) born Pensacola, Florida; admitted to bar, 1971, South Carolina; 1972, District of Columbia; 1974, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1987, U.S. Supreme Court. The Martindale-Hubbell Directory has given Mr. Clarkson its highest AV rating and has been selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer.
Education: The Citadel (B.S., 1966); University of South Carolina (J.D., cum laude, 1971). Phi Delta Phi. Member, Order of Wig and Robe. President, International Law Society, 1970. Editor-in-Chief, South Carolina Law Review, 1971. Legislative Assistant to Senator Strom Thurmond, July, 1971; August, 1972. Member, South Carolina Judicial Grievance and Discipline Commission, 1976-1979.
Member: Greenville County South Carolina Bar; Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference; South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association; Defense Research Institute. [U.S. Army, 1966-1968; Retired COL. JAG, USAR].
Practice Areas: General Practice; Commercial Litigation; Professional Negligence; Environmental & Toxic Torts; Construction Law; Trucking/Transportation Defense; Products Liability; Employment Litigation.
History: Prior to forming Clarkson, Walsh & Coulter, P.A., he was a senior named partner in the law firm of Gibbes & Clarkson, P.A., in Greenville, South Carolina.