Mr. Clinch H. Belser, Jr.

Mr. Clinch H. Belser, Jr.: Attorney with Belser & Belser, P.A.
  • Partner at Belser & Belser, P.A. (8 Attorneys)
  • 1325 Park Street, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201
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Clinch has practiced law in Columbia since 1974, when he returned to his home city after four years as a U.S. Navy Reserve JAGC officer, first in the Philippine Islands and then at Treasure Island in San Francisco.

Since 1974, Clinch has represented businesses and individuals in litigation in the State and Federal courts in South Carolina at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as at administrative hearings. He also represents business entities in their formation, financing, acquisitions, real estate, and employment matters. He is experienced in probate administration and litigation and in estate planning.

A 1967 graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a 1970 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law (magna cum laude, Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, Vice President of the Student Bar Association), Clinch has enjoyed a wide arrange of civic and cultural activities since his return. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Children’s Hospital, Campaign Chairman of the American Cancer Society, President of the Kiwanis Club, Vice President of Communications of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, member of the City of Columbia Planning Commission, Board Member of the Richland-Lexington County Cultural Council, Director and Secretary of the Central Carolina Community Foundation, and Board Member and Secretary of the Palmetto Health Foundation, among other things. He recently finished a term as the President of the Board of the Congaree Land Trust, after serving over six years on the board. Clinch is also a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, where he served on the Vestry. Clinch retired from the United States Navy Reserves as a Commander, JAGC, after 20 years service.

Long ago, Clinch was a two-time South Carolina State Men’s Singles Tennis Champion, Captain of the Princeton University Tennis team, and twice a member of the U.S. Navy team participating in the Interservice Tennis Championships.

Clinch enjoys spending time at his timber farm, where he experiences the outdoors by hunting, fishing, and hiking with his family and friends.

Order of Wig and Robe. Managing Editor, 1969. Editor-in-Chief, 1969-1970, South Carolina Law Review.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Business Transactions
  • Civil Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Transactions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
803-929-0096  Phone
803-929-0196  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 96, Columbia, SC 29202
University Attended:
Princeton University, A.B., 1967
Law School Attended:
University of South Carolina, J.D., magna cum laude, 1970
Year of First Admission:
1974, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1970, South Carolina
Richland County and American Bar Associations; South Carolina Bar; South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association.
CDR, JAGC, USNR, Retired
Birth Information:
Washington, D.C., December 27, 1945
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

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