The clardy law firm

We are proud to call Upstate South Carolina our home and prouder still of the relationships that we have forged here since opening the Clardy Law Firm.

our process


You are never alone in our process. We take the time to listen to you and your case. Our intake staff is the best in the business.

case evaluation

We handle everything for you, so that you can focus on your recovery. We have investigators that will do the heavy lifting, and our staff is second to none.


We strive to keep our communication at a very high level. Unlike some out of town attorney groups, The Clardy Law Firm works in Greenville, SC. That means you're only minutes away.

What Our Clients say

Everyone I was in contact with, from the attorneys to the front desk associates, was an absolute pleasure. They worked hard to make an unpleasant situation as stress free as possible for me and delivered beyond my initial expectations. I highly recommend.

Hannah S.

The Clardy law firm is a blessing to me and all those that they help with whatever cases they may have. The firm is filled with plenty of smiling faces, warm attitudes and kind hearts. It’s not just about what they can get out of the cases.

Alicia B.

Our Attorneys

Allen Clardy


Allen Clardy is an upstate native and has 20 years experience practicing law with an emphasis on personal injury law. He lives in Greenville with his wife and their three children. 

  • Allen has been selected to be included in American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Lawyers in South Carolina
  •  Million Dollar Advocates’ Forum
  • NTLA Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Best of the Upstate for 2015 best personal injury lawyer
  • RUE Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America
  • “Super Lawyer” (Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluation

Genevieve Mendes Weaver


Genevieve is originally from Florence, South Carolina. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College and Cum Laude from the University of Miami School of Law. At the University of Miami, Genevieve participated in the school’s Litigation Skills Program where she was awarded two of the highest honors: The Thomas Ewald Memorial “Top Litigator” Award and The John F. Evans Memorial Scholarship Award. Genevieve began practicing in Miami, Florida at a personal injury firm which focused on catastrophic plaintiffs’ injuries and wrongful death cases. She has experience in texting and driving cases, automobile negligence, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, dog-bites, products liability, and premises liability. Genevieve joined the Clardy Law Firm team in April of 2014.

Genevieve lives in Greenville with her husband, Zach, and their two daughters.. In her spare time, Genevieve enjoys singing with the Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Chancel Choir, painting, and rooting for the Clemson Tigers.

Bar Admissions and Courts
Florida, 2010
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2012
South Carolina, 2014
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2014

David Hartman


David Hartman grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, but now lives in Greenville with his wife and sons. David earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of South Carolina.  He has fourteen years of litigation experience, and handles both personal injury and workers compensation cases.  He has been selected as a SuperLawyers Rising Star, and in 2017 was voted one of the “Legal Elite” by his peers in workers compensation.

David and his family are members of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greenville.   He is a passionate fan of the Washington Redskins and the South Carolina Gamecocks.  He also enjoys writing and playing music, and has twice been published in American Songwriter Magazine.

John Creech


John, a native Greenvillian, received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Emory University.  After college, John joined the military and served four years in the US Army.  He returned home to Greenville in 1973 and became a partner with a multi-state firm until his retirement in December of 2014.  In 2015, John started his mediation practice then became Of Counsel with The Clardy Law Firm in early 2016.  Throughout his career he has had leadership roles in his law firms, the SC Chamber of Commerce, Board of Visitors and Parents Council at Clemson University, SC Humanities Council, Board of Visitors at Anderson University, Cancer Society of Greenville, Metropolitan Arts Council, his church and others.  John has been continually listed in Best Lawyers and as a SC Super Lawyer.

John and his wife live in Greenville and their greatest joys are their children and fifteen grandchildren.  They are members of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church.

Tim Nowacki


Tim has called the Upstate home for over five years, and lives in Greenville with his wife and 2 young daughters.  He has extensive litigation experience in serious personal injury cases, insurance denials, and workers compensation claims.  Tim received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Notre Dame.  He received his undergraduate education on an ROTC scholarship and served for four years as an intelligence officer in the United States Air Force.  He is a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Intelligence Officer School.  He was assigned to tours in South Korea and Germany and was deployed to Ramadi, Iraq.

Tim has been selected as a SuperLawyers Rising Star for plaintiff’s personal injury litigation.

Our Paralegals, Legal Assistants and Investigators

Ashleigh Gentry


Ashleigh is a Certified Paralegal through NALA (National Association of Legal Assistants) and was one of the first twenty-four Paralegals to be recognized as a South Carolina Certified Paralegal.  Ashleigh served on the executive board of the SC Upstate Paralegal Association for four consecutive terms from 2012-2016.  She graduated from Greenville Technical College in 2007 with a Paralegal degree. She has been working for Allen Clardy since she graduated from Wren High School in 2004. She handles the Workers’ Compensation, auto accidents and Personal Injury litigation cases for The Clardy Law Firm. Ashleigh is married to Tim Gentry and has two children, Gavin and Presleigh. Ashleigh enjoys going to Clemson football games and spending time with her family.

Lisa A. King


Lisa has worked in the legal field for over 30 years.  She started her legal career with a large (500+ attorney) law firm in Pittsburgh. Lisa moved to Greenville in 1987 and began working as a paralegal for a prominent local law firm.  During the course of her career, Lisa also worked in mediation and as a legal recruiter.

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys gardening, playing tennis and spending time with her good friends.  Lisa is an avid animal lover.

Mitzi Troxell


Mitzi has over 20 years legal experience, the majority of which has been spent as a litigation paralegal.  Mitzi is a native of

the Upstate, graduating from Boiling Springs High School.  She began her legal career at an Upstate Court Reporting firm after graduation.


Mitzi is an avid Alabama football fan and proud of the fact that her grandfather competed in the 1931 Rose Bowl and was teammates with Bear Bryant in 1932.  Mitzi also loves shooting pool and even played on an Upstate Women’s team that competed in Las Vegas in 2005.  Mitzi loves spending time with her family, especially her 15 month old grandson, Henson.

Sharon Rich


Sharon is a native of Upstate South Carolina. She has over 20 years of experience as a paralegal. She joined The Clardy Law Firm in January 2016. She is married to Thomas Rich and enjoys spending time with her family and her pets.

Janna Lee


Janna has recently joined the Clardy Law Firm.  She is a native of the Upstate, graduated from Boiling Springs High School and has a BA from Southern Wesleyan University.  She has over 30 years of experience working with workers’ compensation clients.  She and her husband, Bill, have lived in the Greenville area since 1981.  They have two beautiful daughters, Jamella and Julianna, and two amazing grandchildren, Cole and Kaylee.  She enjoys reading, relaxing and spending time with family.

Gaye Vaughn

Legal Assistant

Gaye is a Legal Assistant at the Clardy Law Firm and has been with Allen Clardy for eight years. Gaye has lived in Greenville SC until her 6th grade year, when they moved to Powdersville. She attended Wren High School, and graduated in 1978. She is the youngest of 7 children, and has a twin.

Gaye is happily married to Keith Vaughn and they now reside in Travelers Rest SC with 2 of their 4 children. Brad is 31 married to Mary Catherine, they have 1 child Waylon who is 2 years, and lives in Macon GA. Kim is 27, married to Kevin Satterfield. They are expecting their first child in late April, and they live in Enoree SC. Michael is 20, graduated from Blue Ridge High School, went to Columbia College, and has decided to take some time off and transfer to USC Upstate; Ryan who is 18 also graduated from Blue Ridge High School, is starting Greenville Tech. They have 4 dogs, and 4 cats. She enjoys reading, and spending time with her family in her spare time.

Jimi Bullard

Legal Assistant

Jimi has over 30 years of legal experience and is a Legal Assistant/Bookkeeper with the Firm. Since 1993 she has been a member of the Legal Staff Professionals of Greenville Association, serving in various positions. Jimi and her husband Bob have two children and six “wonderful” grandchildren. She enjoys reading, staying in touch with family and friends in and out of the Greenville area, and keeping active in church, community, and professional activities.

Tiffany Allan

Legal Assistant

Tiffany was born in Charleston and raised in Summerville, South Carolina.  She is a graduate of Summerville High School and Trident Technical College.  In 2002 she began her work in the legal field as an Administrative Assistant working on domestic files at a law firm in Summerville.  She moved to the upstate in 2008.  From 2008 to July 2016, Tiffany worked for Criminal Defense attorneys as an Administrative Assistant until she took over as Office Manager and Legal Assistant for one of the attorneys.  She joined The Clardy Law Firm in August 2016.  Tiffany has 15 years of experience working in the legal field.

Tiffany lives in Greer, SC and loves being a mom to her son, Peyton, who is the joy of her life and keeps her busy!  She enjoys spending quality time with her family and significant other, cooking, fishing, watching baseball and rooting for the Clemson Tigers!

Danielle Dechant

Administrative Assistant

Danielle is currently in the Honors Program at Greenville Technical College.  She plans to transfer and graduate with a Four-Year Degree and continue her education by going on to Law School.  Danielle graduated from Greenville Senior High School in 2016 in the Magnet Program with a Focus in Law.  While in High School, she participated in Mock Trial, Youth and Government and Model UN.

Danielle has worked at The Clardy Law Firm since August of 2015.  Her interests include Coaching High School Mock Trial, Politics, Cultures of other Countries, Volunteering and Outdoor Adventures.

Brad Colson


Brad Colson is the investigator for The Clardy Law Firm. He has been working on insurance claims for over 24 years with Allstate, and Infinity & State Auto. He is married To Mercedes Colson and they have two children together; Keifer and Emily.

Brad is a graduate of Mauldin High School and also a graduate of University of South Carolina at Spartanburg. His hobbies include kayaking, fishing, and golf.

Jeff Flynn


Jeff is an investigator at the Clardy Law Firm.  He started with the Clardy Law Firm in May of 2016, but has been in the personal injury business for over 8 years.  Jeff is originally from Illinois, but has been in the Greenville area since the late 1980’s.  He is happily married to Sarah Flynn and they now reside in Taylors, SC with their 2 children.

Jeff greatly enjoys meeting with new clients and strives to answer any questions and make them comfortable.  In his spare time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family and playing the guitar.

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