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He is a veteran business litigator, with considerable experience in arbitrations. Brent also is a civic leader in his hometown of Greenville.
Brent Clinkscale is a very experienced advocate in both trials and arbitrations. He has tried numerous cases in both Federal and State courts. Brent’s concentration is in business litigation, including both domestic and international arbitrations. He has experience in the defense of complex business matters including class actions. Brent is the head of litigation for Womble Carlyle’s Greenville office.
Brent was selected to South Carolina Super Lawyers in 2008 through 2012 for his experience in business litigation. Brent is a member of the 2011 class of the Lex Mundi Institute for Cross Border Dispute Resolution; a member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference; a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC); a Fellow of the American Bar Association; a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America; Chairperson of the Womble Carlyle Diversity Committee; Vice President of the South Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society; a member of the Duke University Law School Board of Visitors; a member of the Duke University Athletic Council ; Chairperson of the Phillis Wheatley Association Board; and former member of the Executive Committee and former General Counsel of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Brent received the Founders Award from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in 2009. He was named 2004 Greenville Business Person of the Year, was honored as the 2011 Citizen of the Year from the Mu Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and was named a recipient of the 2014 Forever Duke Award, recognizing alumni for excellent volunteer service to Duke. He also received the Leon Rice Award for service to the community from Womble Carlyle in 2002.
Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.
Successfully represented national insurance company in defeating class certification based upon dual rate premiums and alleged violations of Sections 1981 and 1982.
Successfully represented national media company in dismissal of multi-million dollar breach of fiduciary duty case by past shareholders of an acquired company.
Successfully represented the Governor of the State of South Carolina in three-month reapportionment trial.
Successfully represented national media company in dismissal of lawsuit brought by national personality for the sale of talk show program library.
Successfully represented national radio company in the dismissal of cases brought under the Age Discrimination and Employment Act (ADEA).
Successfully represented county in dismissal of 42 U.S.C.A. § 1983 case based on alleged use of excessive force leading to the death of inmate.
Successfully represented county in dismissal of prisoner class actions based on mistreatment of prisoners.
Successfully brought numerous seizure actions for national apparel manufacturer in trademark infringement actions.
Rosa Belle Thorn, et al vs. Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance Company , CIV.A. NO. 3:00-2782-10; Order dated December 12, 2004.
Clearwater Trust, et al vs. Media General Communications, Inc., et al. , CIV. A. NO. 02-42-1609, Order dated December 13, 2003.
Phillip J. Donahue vs. Multimedia, Inc., et al. , 362 S.C. 331, 608 S.E.2d 162.
Colleton County Council v. McConnell , 201 F.Supp.2d 618 (D.S.C., Mar 20, 2002)(NO. CIV.A. 01-3581-10, CIV.A. 301-3609-10, CIV.A. 301-3892-10).
Sims v. Greenville County , 211 F.3d 1265, (Table, Text in WESTLAW), Unpublished Disposition, 2000 WL 380122 (4th Cir. (S.C.), Apr 14, 2000)(NO. 99-1732).
Kenneth A. Dockins v. Benchmark Communications , 176 F.3d 745, 79 Fair Empl. Prac.Cas. (BNA) 848, 75 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 45,806 (4th Cir.(S.C.), Mar 29, 1999)(NO. 98-1285).
Floyd v. Royal Ins. Co. of America , 993 F.2d 1536, (Table, Text in WESTLAW), Unpublished Disposition, 1993 WL 169019 (4th Cir.(S.C.), May 20, 1993)(NO. 92-2284).
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