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Sarah Clingman CELA
SARAH LINLEY CLINGMAN focuses her practice on elder law, estate planning, planning for persons with special needs, trust, probate and fiduciary representation. Ms. Clingman has been a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) since 1992 and is a member of the board of directors and a past president of the SC NAELA Chapter. She is also a member of the Elder Law, Real Property, Probate and Trusts Sections of the South Carolina and Maryland Bar Associations. Ms. Clingman has been practicing with Clingman Law Firm, LLC since 2000. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of South Carolina, the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the United States Federal District Courts for the Districts of South Carolina and Maryland, the United States Federal Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court and is a member of the ABA and the Richland and Lexington County Bar Associations as well as the SC Women Lawyers Association. Ms. Clingman is a Certified Specialist in Elder Law (CELA), as certified by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), a certification recognized by the South Carolina Supreme Court and is also a Certified Circuit Court Mediator. Ms. Clingman is an active volunteer with the SC Bar Pro Bono program and actively volunteers with several local non-profit groups.
Sarah L Clingman is a certified specialist in elder law, an area of practice encompassing estate planning and administration, special needs planning and probate court actions. Elder law sometimes involves trust administration and fiduciary services as well.
Ms. Clingman is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the SC Bar Elder Law Committee and Probate, Trusts and Estates Section. She serves on the SC Bar Probate Code Revision Committee. She is admitted to practice in all South Carolina and Maryland state and federal courts and is one of only five attorneys in South Carolina to earn the CELA designation from the National Elder Law Foundation.
Ms. Clingman looks for creative and cost effective methods of assisting clients. She is also a certified SC Circuit Court Mediator and a volunteer Guardian ad Litem and offers pro bono services through the SC Bar. Sarah also serves on the boards of several local non-profit organizations.