Our Legal Team

Ronnie Maxwell

Ronnie Maxwell

Ronnie Maxwell is a South Carolina native and graduate of the University of South Carolina and its School of Law. He was born in Greenville in 1951 and has been a member of the Aiken community since 1976. Ronnie came to Aiken after Law School to serve as Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles E. Simons, Jr., a Federal Judge here in Aiken. After that clerkship and working with other law firms in Aiken, Ronnie founded the Maxwell Law Firm in 1992. His efforts to best represent his clients led to the opening of a second office in North Augusta in 1995.

Ronnie is a staunch advocate for his client’s legal rights in their personal injury, workers’ compensation or wrongful death claims. He has had a long record of successful settlements and verdicts and has earned the respect of his peers and receives numerous referrals from appreciative clients and other attorneys. Ronnie is the past President of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association and past President of the Injured Workers Advocates, an association of attorneys handling on the job injury cases. He has been honored by Best Lawyers of America in the field of personal injury law and has also been recognized by the publication “Super Lawyer”. Ronnie has over 35 years experience litigating cases at all levels of the State and Federal courts as well as at the Worker’s Comp Commission.

Ronnie has been an active member of the Aiken and North Augusta communities and has served in the past On Aiken City Counsel, as President of the Aiken Chapter of the American Cancer Society, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hitchcock Rehabilitation Center, Chairman of the Board of the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, Board member of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, Board member of the United Way of Aiken County, Chair of the Professional Division of the United Way of Aiken County, and on the USC Aiken Partnership.

Ronnie is married to Bonnie Maxwell who is a life long resident of Aiken. Between the two of them, they have 6 children and 5 grandchildren. Ronnie and Bonnie are members of Cedar Creek Church in Aiken and he has served as a Deacon there and currently serves with her as HOME Group Leader.

Jeanne Norris

Jeanne Norris

Jeanne Townes Norris is an Aiken native, and joined the Maxwell Law Firm in 2006 as an associate attorney. She is married to Kristopher Norris of Lexington, South Carolina, and they have one son.

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, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

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 where she serves on the CLE committee.

In addition, she enjoys serving the community she is from and where she is now raising her family. She has been involved in the Aiken Junior Women’s Club and the Aiken Chamber of Commerce in the past and currently serves as the Attorney for the Board of Children’s Place. Jeanne works out of both the Aiken and North Augusta offices.

Christy Tyner

Christy Tyner

Christy Chapman Tyner is a native of Aiken, South Carolina. Following graduation from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2001, she attended the University of South Carolina School of Law. Upon graduating law school in 2004, Christy served as the Law Clerk to the Honorable Steven H. John, a resident Judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit.

She began working at Maxwell Law Firm in September of 2005, focusing on Plaintiffs personal injury, handling matters such as motor vehicle collisions, dog bite/attack cases, and slip and fall cases. Christy was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2005, and the United States District Court District of South Carolina in 2006.

Christy is married to Richard Tyner of Barnwell and they have two children. She became a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice in 2006. She is the past president of the Aiken County Bar Association and currently serves as the Professional Division Co-Chair for the United Way of Aiken County, as well as serves as a United Way Board Member. In 2011, Christy was honored with receiving the United Way of Aiken County’s Young Leader Award and Special Event of the Year Award for the Annual Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction.

Christy is the Parent Teacher Fellowship President at South Aiken Baptist Christian School. She has served as the Aiken Chair for the Young Lawyers Division Cinderella Project since 2006, helping nearly 100 young ladies each spring receive a dress and accessories for prom.

Maxwell Office Staff

Our Office Staff

Left to Right – (seated) Patty Bryant, Victoria Youngblood Wilson, Patty Clarke, (standing) Melody Bruder, Beverly Hodson, Allen Maxwell

Patty Bryant was born in Aiken County, 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 they have one daughter, Jayme and a son-in-law, Brad. Patty serves as our Office Manager and workers’ compensation and auto accident paralegal. She has over 32 years of legal experience. She began working for Ronnie Maxwell in June of 1982 at the 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 serves as an Ambassador for Children’s Place of Aiken and is also a volunteer at Pepper Hill Nursing and Rehab Center in Aiken. She is an active member of Christian Heritage Church in Graniteville where she serves as a Trustee and in various other positions.

Victoria Youngblood Wilson was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. She is married to Joshua Wilson and has one daughter. Victoria received her Associates in Science from Aiken Technical College in 2009, and received her certificate in Paralegal Studies in 2011. Victoria has been with Maxwell Law Firm since April of 2015 and serves as a personal injury paralegal. She is a volunteer of Relay for Life of Aiken.

Patty Clarke was born in Chicago, Illinois, but has lived in the Aiken/Edgefield, South Carolina areas for over 50 years. She has 28 years of legal experience, having been with Maxwell Law Firm since its inception in 1992, as a Litigation Paralegal. She and her husband, Randy, have been married for 39 years and have two children, Randolph Vincent and Ashley Lynn. They are also the proud grandparents of three grandchildren, Layla Rose, Aiden Randolph, and Jackson Connor. She was a member of the Aiken County Legal Professionals Association for several years and is an active member of Cedar Creek Church where she teaches 4 year olds in Sunday School.

Melody Bruder is originally from Aiken, however, North Augusta has been home for approximately 35 years. Melody began working with the Maxwell Law Firm in 1995 in our North Augusta office. Melody serves as a litigation and workers’ compensation paralegal. Melody has 2 sons and 4 grandchildren.

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 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.

Aiken, SC

225 Chesterfield St, NW
Aiken, SC 29801
Ph: 803.641.6700

Aiken, SC

North Augusta, SC

516 West Avenue
North Augusta, SC 29841
Ph: 803.202.1100

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