Julie Coleman Hunter

Julie Coleman Hunter


Julie is an associate in the Columbia office of Clawson & Staubes, LLC, where her practice focuses primarily on insurance defense, civil litigation, and professional responsibility. She also handles appellate work and has argued before the South Carolina Supreme Court. She represents Bar applicants before the Committee on Character and Fitness and the Supreme Court of South Carolina. Before joining Clawson & Staubes, Julie was an Assistant Attorney General at the South Carolina Attorney General's Office, where she handled hundreds of post-conviction relief hearings and appeals across the state.

Julie was born and raised in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. While in college, Julie was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and served two terms as president of Tau Beta Sigma service sorority. She was an active member of the Wildcat Marching Band and Pep Band and served two years as the trumpet section leader.

Julie attended the University of South Carolina School of Law and graduated with her Juris Doctor degree in 2015. In law school, she was a peer mentor and the Associate Symposium Editor of the South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business. She also clerked for a local insurance defense firm for two years in law school. Julie was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2015 and to the Kentucky Bar in 2016.

In her free time, Julie enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family. She loves planning parties for family and friends and cheering on the Gamecocks and the Wildcats. Julie is a member of the Junior League of Columbia and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2015
  • Kentucky, 2016


  • University of Kentucky, B.A., 2012
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2015

Honors & Awards

Professional Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar - Professional Responsibility Committee, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Young Lawyers Division
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association

Published Articles, CLEs, and Seminars