Brent Clinkscale

Brent Clinkscale is an Independent Arbitrator, Mediator and Litigation/ADR Consultant.   A veteran advocate with experience in both trials and arbitrations,  Brent has over 25 years as counsel and lead counsel in complex litigation trying numerous cases in both federal and state courts in the United States.

Brent’s concentration is in business litigation, including both domestic and international arbitrations, and has experience across a broad spectrum of civil dispute resolution. He also has significant experience in class action and multi district litigation.

Brent is President of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtLAS), Vice Chair of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) Southeastern Arbitration Subcommittee and Chair of the South Carolina Bar International Committee.

Brent is a member of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Domestic Panel of Commercial, Complex and Consumer Arbitrators.   In addition, he is a member of the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) International Panel of Commercial and Complex  Arbitrators.  Brent is also a member of the ABA ROLI Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI) Council.   He serves as a Coach for the Charleston School of Law and University of South Carolina Law School  Vis Moot Teams in the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition.

Brent has experience as an Arbitrator in Commercial cases, Consumer cases, Complex partnership cases and Insurance cases


Brent received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law.  He was President of the Duke Bar Association (Duke Law School Student Body), Moot Court Board, Moot Court Competition Dean’s Cup Semi-Finalist, Dean’s Counsel of Student Advisors, Research Assistant/Judge Charles Becton, Duke Intramural Championship Basketball Team.

Brent received his B.S. from Duke University.  He received Senior Leadership Award, Inter-Fraternity Council, President, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity,
Quarterback of Duke University Football Team with 4-Year Athletic Scholarship

Bar admissions:

Member South Carolina Bar, American Bar Association (ABA), National Bar Association (NBA) Federal Bar Association (FBA)
Admitted to practice before:  South Carolina State Courts, United States District Court for the District of South Carolina,  Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and he is a member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference

Areas Of Practice

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Reinsurance
  • Sports

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

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