Clinton T. Magill

Associate / Charleston

Clinton is an associate in the Charleston office.  He enjoys a wide-ranging civil practice with a primary focus on complex cases involving construction litigationinsurance coverage & bad faith litigation, and product liability.  However, Clinton also regularly issues insurance coverage opinions for his clients, represents parties in general liability and commercial litigation matters, and has represented entities with zoning disputes before municipal courts and town councils.  In his litigation practice, he has drafted and argued several successful dispositive motions on behalf of his clients in both state and federal court.  Throughout his practice, Clinton has represented a variety of diverse clients, including contractors, engineers, architects, manufacturers, dealers, suppliers, insurance carriers, claims administrators, insurance agents, homeowners associations, law firms, non-profit corporations, and various other businesses such as an in-home caregiving service, an auto shop, and a moving & 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 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, the Vice President of the Healthcare Law Society, and a 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 the 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.  While in Florida, he was also the lead guitarist in a hard rock band that performed at several large events and venues across Florida, including on the Vans Warped Tour and at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater.  Clinton is a proud Charleston native and alumnus of Porter-Gaud School.  He enjoys serving on the Planning Committee of MUSC’s Annual Judges and Attorneys Substance Abuse and Ethics CLE Seminar and volunteering for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity (both of Charleston and Greater Miami).