Barnwell Whaley attorney D. Summers Clarke, II has received an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the gold standard in attorney ratings for more than 140 years. An AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell represents the highest level of professional excellence and professional legal ability in five key areas: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience – specific to their practice areas. Ms. Clarke has eleven years of experience in the areas of business and civil litigation, insurance coverage and defense, personal injury, construction law, appellate practice and restaurant and hospitality law.
Summers Clarke is a member of Defense Research Institute, the Professional Liability Underwriting Society and the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorney’s Association, where she is also a Trial Academy graduate. She is also a member of the Charleston County Bar Association and the South Carolina Bar, where she has served on the Judicial Qualification and Special Olympics committees. Ms. Clarke earned her Juris Doctor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School.
As the thirteenth Barnwell Whaley attorney to receive an AV Preeminent rating, Summers Clarke joins attorneys M. Dawes Cooke, B.C. Killough, Randell C. Stoney Jr., Phillip Ferderigos, K. Michael Barfield, David S. Cox, Chris M. Hinnant, Barbara J. Wagner, Ernest “Lip” Lipscomb, Justin Novak, Jeffrey Bogdan and Bradley Banias in this honor.
Established in Charleston in 1938, Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms represents and counsels businesses and professionals in both North and South Carolina, throughout the United States in Federal Court and beyond. Widely respected for their work in complex litigation matters, the firm’s 20 members and associates focus on the areas of complex civil litigation defense, patents, trademarks and intellectual property, professional malpractice defense, construction law, business law, business immigration, immigration litigation and products liability defense. For additional information, visit www.barnwell-whaley.com.