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.