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SARAH L. CLINGMAN is the sole practitioner with Clingman Law Firm, LLC, where she focuses her practice exclusively in the areas of elder law and estate planning, including trust and special needs planning, probate and fiduciary representation, and corporate law. She is a certified elder law attorney (CELA), as certified by the National Elder Law Foundation (the only certification in disability and special needs planning recognized by the South Carolina Supreme Court). Ms. Clingman also is a certified circuit court mediator. She has been a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) since 1992 and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the S.C. NAELA Chapter. Ms. Clingman also is a member of the Elder Law Committee and the Probate, Estate and Trust Section of the South Carolina Bar. She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of South Carolina, the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the U.S. Federal District courts for the districts of South Carolina and Maryland, the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Clingman is a member of the American, Maryland State, Richland, and Lexington County bar associations; as well as the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association. She is an active volunteer for the South Carolina Bar's Pro Bono program and serves as counsel to several non-profit organizations serving the elderly and disabled. Ms. Clingman previously served on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association, Palmetto Chapter and the Citizens Advisory Board of the C.M. Tucker Center. She currently serves on the Advisory Board to the Rice Home and the Board of the S.C. Mayflower Society.
W. MICHAEL DUNCAN is a partner in the Columbia law firm of Austin & Rogers, P.A., where he practices in the areas of probate, criminal law, and personal injury. Mr. Duncan has previously lectured to various professionals on probate and litigation issues. He is a member of the Richland County and North Carolina bar associations, the South Carolina Bar (member, Probate Section,) and the South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Duncan is admitted to practice in North Carolina and South Carolina. He earned his B.S. degree from Erskine College and his J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina.
DANIEL K. FELKER is a partner in the Columbia law firm of Hucks & Felker, L.L.C. His main areas of practice include estate planning and probate, family law, and general civil litigation. Mr. Felker is a frequent continuing legal education speaker on probate topics and an adjunct professor in the Midland's Technical College Paralegal/Legal Assistant program, teaching courses in wills, trusts and probate, business law, workers' compensation, and real property. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar, Richland County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Section). In practice since 1987, he has handled the estate planning and probate for large and small estates. Mr. Felker earned his B.A. degree from Bob Jones University and his J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina.