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D. Summers Clarke, II

D. Summers Clarke, II

Associate Attorney

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A native of Florence, South Carolina, Summers Clarke earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flager Business School and her Juris Doctor at the University of South Carolina. While in law school, Ms. Clarke served as the Magister of Calhoun Inn of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, as a Student Note Editor for the Southeastern Environmental Law Journal, and authored It’s Not Easy Being Green: The Constitutionality of Implementing the Endangered Species Act Under the Commerce Clause, 14 S.E. Envtl. L.J. 297 (2006).

Prior to joining Barnwell Whaley, Ms. Clarke clerked for the Honorable C. Weston Houck, United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina in Charleston and practiced as an associate with a Charleston firm.

Summers is admitted to the South Carolina Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Charleston County Bar and the South Carolina Bar Association, where she is a member of the Young Lawyers Division. She completed the trial academy of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association, where she is a member. In both 2016 and 2017, Summers has been recognized as a South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star where she is listed as a Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney.

Summers is active in her community as a member of the Preservation Society of Charleston, and the Gibbes Art Society, where she is a member of the Board of the Society 1858.





Practice areas

Civil litigation
Insurance defense
Insurance coverage
Personal injury
Construction law
Appellate practice
Restaurant and hospitality law

Professional memberships

Defense Research Institute
Charleston County Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association
Young Lawyers Division
Special Olympics Committee
Professional Liability Underwriting Society


Bachelor of Science
in Business Administration
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kenan-Flagler Business School
Juris Doctorate
University of South Carolina

Court admissions

All South Carolina state courts
United States Court of Appeals for
the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the
District of South Carolina