Charleston Personal Injury Attorney | Nicholas J. Clekis | Clekis Law Firm

Attorney / Founder

Attorney | Founder

Nicholas Clekis focuses his practice in the areas of Personal Injury, Workmens’ Compensation, Medical Malpractice, Litigation, Criminal Defense and Family Law.

Founding partner, Nicholas J. Clekis received his B.S. from the College of Charleston in 1982 and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1985. After working with such firms as Morris, Duffy & Boone (formerly known as Hollings, Hawkins &Morris and now known as the McNair Law Firm, PA) and Grimball & Cabaniss, LLC, Mr. Clekis decided to set out on his own, concentrating on personal injury, criminal, and family law.

Mr. Clekis is active in the Charleston community and serves the following organizations:

  • South Carolina Bar, House of Delegates
  • Formerly on the Board of Directors and currently on the Advisory Board for the A.S.C.E.N.D. Cancer Foundation
  • Formerly City Prosecutor for the City of Folly Beach
  • Formerly Vice President of the Parish council for The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity
  • Formerly Vice President of the Charleston Ocean Front Villas’ homeowner association

Current Employment Position(s):

  • Member

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions:

  • South Carolina, 1986
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1985
  • College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • South Carolina Bar (Member, House Delegate, 1993-1995; House Delegate, 1997-1999)
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Charleston Young Lawyers Club
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys Association

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