Clinton T. Magill

Associate / Charleston

Clinton is an Associate in the Charleston office.  He enjoys a wide-ranging civil law practice in both state and federal courts in South Carolina, with a primary focus on complex cases involving construction litigation, insurance coverage & bad faith litigation, and commercial litigation.  However, Clinton also regularly advises clients on insurance coverage and policy interpretations, has represented parties in both employment litigation and general liability cases, and has represented entities with zoning disputes before municipal courts and town councils.  In his litigation practice, he has successfully argued several dispositive motions on behalf of his clients in South Carolina’s state courts.  Throughout his practice, Clinton has represented a variety of diverse clients, such as general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, insurance companies, claims administrators, homeowners associations, law firms, non-profit corporations, and various other businesses such as an in-home caregiving service, an auto shop, and a storage company.

In addition to his accomplished practice, Clinton has authored and co-authored articles that have been published in SC Lawyer, The DefenseLine, and Charleston Law Review.  He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from his hometown institution, Charleston School of Law, where he was awarded a Merit Scholarship and graduated summa cum laude as a member of the Presidential Honors Program.  While in law school, Clinton served as the Symposium Editor of Charleston Law Review, Vice President of the Healthcare Law Society, and Teaching Fellow for the Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing Department.  He also spent a semester externing for The Honorable David C. Norton, U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina, and volunteered as a Pro Bono Legal Intern for the ACLU of South Carolina.  Clinton received CALI Awards (highest class grade) in several classes, including: Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing I; Civil Procedure; Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing II; International Business Transactions; and War Crimes & Courts – Martial.

Prior to law school, Clinton lived in Miami (FL) where he was a Finance & HR Analyst for Beauté Prestige International, a subsidiary of Shiseido (one of the world’s largest cosmetic companies).  Clinton earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the School of Business Administration at the University of Miami (“The U”).  While in Florida, he was also the lead guitarist in a rock band that performed at several large venues and events across Florida, including at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater and on the Vans Warped Tour.  Clinton is a proud Charleston native and alumnus of Porter-Gaud School and has enjoyed volunteering for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity (both of Charleston and Greater Miami), the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston, and Special Olympics.

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