About Us

Ronald A. Maxwell Ronald A. Maxwell

Ronnie Maxwell is a South Carolina native and graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. Ronnie Maxwell organized the Maxwell Law Firm in 1992 in Aiken, and his efforts to best represent his clients led to the opening of a second office in North Augusta in 1995. He was born in Greenville in 1951, and has been a member of the Aiken community since 1976. Ronnie is married to Bonnie Maxwell who is a life long resident of Aiken. Between the two of them, they have 6 children. He is a proud member of the community and serves as a staunch advocate for his client's legal rights in their personal injury, workers' compensation or wrongful death claims. With over 30 years experience litigating cases at all levels of the state and federal courts, Ronnie Maxwell has earned a long record of successful settlements, the respect of his peers and numerous referrals from appreciative clients. Ronnie is currently Vice President and President-Elect of the Injured Workers Advocates which is an association of attorneys handling on the job injury cases. Also, he is past president of the South Carolina Association of Justice and has been honored by Best Lawyers of America in the field of personal injury law.

Contact Information:
Phone: 803-641-6700
Fax: 803-641-6816
rmaxwell@maxwelllawfirm.com

Education:
University of South Carolina, 1973
University of South Carolina, 1976

Admitted Areas of Practice:
South Carolina Bar, 1976
United States District Court - South Carolina, 1981

Experience:
Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles E. Simons, Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, 1976-1978
Lybrand, Rich, Cain & Simons, 1978-1982
Johnson Law Firm, 1982-1992

Organizations:
Past President of the South Carolina Association of Justice
Past Chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party
Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates
Member of the Aiken and North Augusta Chambers of Commerce
President SC Injured Workers' Advocates
Board Member United Way of Aiken County
Board Member Aiken Center for the Arts

Honors:
Selected to the Best Lawyers in America

Notable Cases:
Nichols vs. State Farm - first case in the state of South Carolina to determine that a claimant can bring a first-party, bad faith claim against their own insurance company.


Christy Chapman TynerChristy Chapman Tyner

Associate

Christy Tyner is an Aiken native and graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, joining the Maxwell Law Firm as an associate attorney in 2005. She is married to Richie Tyner of Barnwell and has two children, Allie and Cooper. Christy Tyner practices in the area of general tort law, representing individuals who suffered injuries because of automobile accidents, slip and falls, defective products and dog bites. She is an advocate for all of her clients and works hard to see that their interests are protected. Christy Tyner is an active member of the community and enjoys giving back to others.

Contact Information:
Phone: 803-641-6700 extension: 304
Fax: 803-641-6816
ctyner@maxwelllawfirm.com

Organizations:
Member and Past President of the Aiken County Bar
SC Bar Association
South Carolina Association of Justice
Past Second Circuit Court Representative Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar
Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar            
Phi Mu Alumnae
Cinderella Project - Aiken County Chair
Professional Division Chair, United Way of Aiken County

Experience:
Law Clerk to the Honorable Steven H. John of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, 2004-2005

Education:
University of South Carolina Aiken, 2001  
University of South Carolina School of Law, 2004

Bar Admissions:
South Carolina Bar, 2004
United States District Court-South Carolina, 2006


Jeanne Townes NorrisJeanne Townes Norris

Associate

Jeanne Townes Norris is an Aiken native and joined the Maxwell Law Firm in 2006, as an associate attorney. She is married to Kris Norris, husband as of Batesburg-Leesville. A member of the South Carolina Bar, Jeanne Townes Norris is admitted to practice in both state and federal court in South Carolina. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2005 as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications, magna cum laude, from University of South Carolina in 2002. Jeanne Townes Norris practices in the areas of workers’ compensation/on the job injuries and tort litigation. Her focus is on helping individuals who were injured, and seeing that they receive all benefits they are entitled to under the law. She is currently a member of South Carolina Association of Justice as well as the South Carolina Association of Injured Workers’ Advocates.

Contact Information:
Phone: 803-641-6700 extension: 314
Fax: 803-641-6816
jnorris@maxwelllawfirm.com

Organizations
Past Aiken Chamber of Commerce Ambassador
Injured Workers Advocate Member and CLE Committee Member
South Carolina Association of Justice Member
Phi Beta Kappa
Member of South Carolina and Aiken County Bar
Aiken Junior Women’s Club Member
Young Lawyer’s Division of South Carolina Bar

Practice Areas:
Workers' Compensation
Tort Litigation

Education:
University of South Carolina School of Law
University of South Carolina

Bar Admissions:
South Carolina, 2005
United States District Court-South Carolina, 2006


Melody Bruder, Beverly Hodson, Brenda Davis, Patty Bryant, Patty Clarke, Jessica Brumfield, Teresa Scott, Allen Maxwell

Our Staff

Melody Bruder is originally from Aiken, however, North Augusta has been home for approximately 30 years. Melody Bruder began working with the Maxwell Law Firm in 1995, in the North Augusta Office.  Melody serves as a litigation and workers’ comp. paralegal. Melody has 2 sons and 4 grandchildren.

Jessica Brumfield is a native of South Carolina. She is married to Jeremy Brumfield and has one son and one daughter. Jessica Brumfield received her certificate in Paralegal Studies from the University of South Carolina in 1997, and has been working at the Maxwell Law Firm since 2001.  Jessica serves as a litigation paralegal.

Patty Bryant was born in Aiken, South Carolina, but lived the first thirteen years of her life traveling around the world with her family, as her dad was a career military man. She is married to Jimmy Bryant and has one daughter. Patty serves as our office manager and workers' compensation paralegal. She has 30 years of legal experience. She began working for Ronnie Maxwell in June of 1982, at Lybrand, Rich, Cain and Simons Law Firm. They joined the Johnson Law Firm later that year and then the Maxwell Law Firm was formed in January of 1992. She is a past president of the Aiken County Legal Professionals Association. She is an active member of Christian Heritage Church where she serves as a Trustee and in various other positions.

Patty Clarke has been a member of the Aiken Community since 1975, when she married Randy Clarke. They have one son and one daughter. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and resided there until her family moved to Edgefield, South Carolina. She began working at the Maxwell Law Firm in 1992. Patty Clarke received her paralegal degree in July of 1997 from the Professional Career Development Institute and served as a past member or the Aiken County Legal Professionals Association, Patty serves as a litigation paralegal.  She is a member of Cedar Creek Church.

Beverly Hodson, our Aiken receptionist, is also a native of South Carolina.  Beverly has over 25 years' experience in client relations.  She is married to Johnny Hodson and has one son.  She is an active member of Christian Heritage Church, where she serves on the Women’s Ministry Board.

Allen Maxwell is a native of Aiken, and presently resides with his dog Marcus in North Augusta, South Carolina. He joined his father at the Maxwell Law Firm in 2003, and has experience in many aspects of the legal field, as he is a former employee of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association.

* Contingent Attorney's Fees Refer Only To Those Fees Charged By Attorneys For Their Legal Services. Such Fees Are Not Permitted In All Types Of Cases. Court Costs And Other Additional Expenses Of Legal Action Usually Must Be Paid By The Client.

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Maxwell Law Firm

Aiken Office
225 Chesterfield Street, NW
Aiken, SC 29801
Phone:  803-641-6700

North Augusta Office   
516 West Ave.
North Augusta, SC 29841
Phone: 803-202-1100

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