Clinton R. Pinyan - Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP

Clinton R. Pinyan

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 336-271-3157

Clinton R. Pinyan represents corporations, individuals and government entities in complex litigation, with a focus on appellate litigation. As a part of his appellate practice, Clint has successfully represented clients in state appellate courts, in federal appellate courts around the nation, and in the United States Supreme Court in a range of matters including tax, constitutional, labor and employment, employee benefits, personal injury, government contracting, and construction cases. He also has an extensive practice in commercial and employment-related litigation in federal and state trial courts.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as "Legal Elite" in Antitrust Law, Business North Carolina magazine, 2012
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation

Professional & Community Activities

  • Treasurer (2006--), and Member (2004--), Antitrust Section Council, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, Appellate Rules Study Committee, and Litigation, Administrative Law, Antitrust and Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Sections, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, Greensboro Bar Association
  • Member, The Federalist Society
  • Leadership Greensboro, Class of 2006
  • Member, Emerging Leaders Steering Board, 2004--, Volunteer Coordinator of the Year, 2005, United Way of Greater Greensboro
  • Member, PTA Executive Board, Brooks Global Studies Extended Year Magnet School, 2005-06
  • Active Volunteer, Agents of Grace
  • Active Member, Westover Church


  • Speech, "Federal Trade Commission v. North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners: Antitrust Scrutiny of Occupational Licensing Boards and the Implications for Boards of Pharmacy," Annual Meeting of MALTAGON, October 2013 
  • Speech, "Competition Issues Concerning Medical and Dental Boards," Annual Meeting of the Antitrust and Complex Business Disputes Law Section, February 2012
  • Speech,  "Licensing Board Cases and Contested Issues," Administrative Law Section Annual Meeting, 2010



Wake Forest UniversityBA 1991University of ChicagoJ.D. 1995

Client Comments

"Clinton Pinyan is a very good litigator. He is extremely thorough."

-Todd Johnson

"Clint Pinyan is a rare combination of a highly intellectual and practical lawyer. I would highly recommend him."

-Darryl Marsch
Sr. VP & General Counsel
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation

Office Location

Renaissance Plaza, Suite 2000
230 North Elm Street
P.O. Box 26000
Greensboro, NC 27420
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation