width=The Clekis Law Firm’s founding partner, Nicholas Clekis moved to Charleston, SC in 1982 to attend the College of Charleston where he received a Bachelors of Science and then went on to attend the University of SC School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctorate in 1985. Early on in his career Nick worked with firms like Morris, Duffy & Boone (now known as McNair Law Firm, PA) and Grimball & Cabaniss, LLC. After working in larger firms, Nick knew his calling was to help people who had been injured due to the negligence of others, a passion he’s continued to follow over the last 30 years.

An avid musician, Nick plays the bass guitar with local band, No Clue, and has been known to jam out on occasion with Darius Rucker. When he’s not playing music, he can be found cheering on the Gamecocks or enjoying a day on the water with his wife Lori and their two daughters.

An active member of the Charleston Community, Nick works or has worked with 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
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 B.S.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

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


  • Phi Delta Phi

Nicholas J. Clekis | Founder | Attorney

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