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

Intake

You are never alone in our process. We take the time to listen to you and your case. Our highly trained intake staff is second to none.

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 dedicated to helping you.

communication

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 and Pickens, 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

Attorney

Allen Clardy is a lifelong South Carolina resident with strong community ties in Greenville and Pickens Counties, and throughout the Upstate. Originally from Liberty, S.C., Allen now calls Greenville his home. He has been an attorney since 1995 and is licensed in South Carolina and Washington D.C.

Some of his awards and recognition are as follows: Member of the Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum; selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers in South Carolina; Voted The Best Personal Injury Lawyer in the Upstate by readers of the Greenville News in 2015 and 2016; selected as a 2012 Super Lawyer in South Carolina; and rated AV by Martindale Hubbell indicating other attorneys have rated him Preeminent in practicing law and ethics. He was also selected as a Greenville Legal Elite in the Greenville Business Magazine 2017 and 2018

Community involvement is important to everyone at the law firm. He is honored to have won a Greer Citizen of the Year award on two occasions for work with the Toys for Tots campaign by the Greer Police Department. Also, Allen has in his career served on the board of directors for the: Greenville Sexual Trauma Center; Meyer Center for Special Children; and the Creative Advancement Afterschool Program for at-risk children.

He is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greenville and enjoys offshore fishing and golf.

Genevieve Mendes Weaver

Attorney

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 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

Attorney

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 2013 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

Attorney

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

Attorney

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

Paralegal

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 has served on the executive board of the SC Upstate Paralegal Association for four terms. 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 and her husband have three children. She enjoys spending time with her family and going to Clemson football games.

Lisa A. King

paralegal

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.

Janna Lee

Paralegal

Janna 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 have lived in the Greenville area since 1981. They have two beautiful daughters and two amazing grandchildren.

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 and they now reside in Travelers Rest SC with 2 of their 4 children. 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 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 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 currently attends Furman University with plans to pursue Law School after graduation. Danielle graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Arts from Greenville Technical College in 2017 before transferring to Furman. She graduated from Greenville Senior High School in 2016 in the Magnet Program with a Focus in Law. While at Furman, she has been involved in Mock Trial and the Pre-Law Society, and she has a position on Furman’s Student Conduct Board.
Danielle has worked at The Clardy Law Firm since August of 2015.


Her interests include Reading, Politics, International Studies, Volunteering at her Church, and Outdoor Adventures.

Sharon Rich

paralegal

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. Sharon and her husband enjoys spending time with her family and her pets.

Dee Dee Callison

Assistant Bookkeeper

Dee Dee has over 30 years of legal experience and is an assistant to the Bookkeeper with the Firm. Dee Dee has two children, two grandchildren, and two dogs. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and she and her dogs enjoy traveling to visit family and friends in North Carolina, Ohio, and Florida. She teaches a senior adult Sunday School class and enjoys singing in the Senior Adult Choir of her church.

Donna Dechant

Legal Assistant

Prior to joining The Clardy Law Firm, Donna served in Office-Administrative and Bookkeeping positions for over 17 years. Donna supports the firm by performing administrative, clerical and accounting functions. She enjoys spending time with her two daughters and is an avid supporter of The National Kidney Foundation and Donate Life America.

Morgan Youngblood

paralegal

Morgan is a native of Mauldin, SC. She is a graduate of Mauldin High School and has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lander University. She has recently received her paralegal certification through the University of Georgia’s Continuing Education program.

Morgan looks forward to growing with the firm! In her free time Morgan likes to spend time with her family and friends!

Mackenzie Autrey

Legal Assistant

Mackenzie is an Upstate native. She is a graduate of Liberty High School and Anderson University. Mackenzie has over a year of experience in the legal field and looks forward to growing with the firm. In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys spending time with her family, friends, coaching volleyball, running and watching football (Roll Tide).  Mackenzie and her husband will welcome their first child, Lukas, this summer.

Jeff Flynn

Investigator

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.  Jeff and his wife 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.

Brad Colson

Investigator

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. Brad and his wife have 2 children. 

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.

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