Ryan D Templeton

Ryan D Templeton

Lawyer in Summerville, SC
  • Family Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury ...
  • South Carolina
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Biography

Ryan Templeton helps people that have been charged with crimes, people going through a divorce or child custody case, and people that have been injured.

He can help you navigate the legal minefield that you have found yourself in to get you the best possible result in your case. You will receive quality representation when you need it the most, in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury.

Ryan Templeton graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and began his legal career as a Law Clerk to Circuit Court Judge Diane S. Goodstein. Upon completing his clerkship he took a position as an Assistant Solicitor in Dorchester County.

After several years of serving as an Assistant Solicitor in Dorchester County, Ryan expanded his legal career representing individuals in Circuit, Family, and Magistrate Court. Ryan also serves as a part-time Magistrate Judge in Dorchester County.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    DUI & DWI
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    I accept contingent fees on personal injury cases only
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
South Carolina Bar
ID Number: 101877
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Part-Time Magistrate
Dorchester County
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Partner
Templeton Mims & Ward
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Assistant Solicitor
1st Circuit Solicitor's Office
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Law Clerk
South Carolina Judicial Department
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Education
University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D. (2014) | Juris Doctorate
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Professional Associations
South Carolina Bar  # 101877
Member
Current
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South Carolina Bar  # 101877
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Legal Separation in SC: Order for Separate Maintenance & Support
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Annulment in SC: How it Works
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Alimony in SC: Everything You Need to Know
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Discover The 5 Grounds for Divorce in SC
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Top 10 Questions About Child Support in SC
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How is Child Support Calculated in SC?
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How Does Child Custody Work in SC?
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Can I Date While Getting a Divorce in SC?
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Domestic Violence in SC: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Degree, DVHAN
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Failure to Appear in SC Court: What Happens Next?
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DUI & Administrative Hearings in SC: How They’re Related
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DUI Fines, Penalties, Jail Time in SC
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Drug Charges: Trafficking in SC
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Drug Laws in SC: Everything You Need To Know
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Drug Charges: Possession With Intent to Distribute in SC
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Drug Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance in SC
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Arrested? What can I do to keep this off my record??
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Collateral Consequences Of a Criminal Conviction In SC
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Getting Hurt at Work: 3 Things Your Lawyer Will Want to Know
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Is that Marijuana I Smell? Or is it Legal Hemp?
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Yes. You Have the Right To An Attorney in SC
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Arrested? What can I do to keep this off my record?
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Custody and Visitation during Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
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Top 3 Things To Do If You Are Being Arrested!
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Conditional Discharges….Expanded!
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Common Law Marriage in South Carolina – No More
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Speaking Engagements
South Carolina Circuit Court Judicial Law Clerk Seminar, 2016 South Carolina Judicial Confernence, Columbia, SC
South Carolina Judicial Department
Spoke to incoming Circuit Court Law Clerks about their new position as judicial Law Clerks
Certifications
DOD Secret Clearance
Department of Defense
Legal Answers
170 Questions Answered
Q. What is the fine for 1st offense Section 56-3-1360 traffic violation
A: That statute does not provide for a penalty so you have to go to: SECTION 56-3-2520. Penalties. It is a misdemeanor for any person to violate any of the provisions of this chapter unless such violation is by this chapter or other law of this State declared to be a felony. Unless another penalty is by the laws of this State provided every person convicted of a misdemeanor for violation of any provisions of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars or imprisonment for not more than thirty days. Therefore the maximum penalty is $100 (plus all assessments I believe ends up at around $257.50) or up to 30 days in jail.
Q. When a person "gets in my face" because of road rage, could that be prosecuted as assault or attempted murder,
A: Depending on the particular facts of your case someone could be charges with simple assault (3rd degree) under SC Law. 16-3-300(E)(1) A person commits the offense of assault and battery in the third degree if the person unlawfully injures another person, or offers or attempts to injure another person with the present ability to do so. (2) A person who violates this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than thirty days, or both.
Q. My boyfriend has to go to motion to revoke bond court and my question is how can he be able to get to come back home?
A: He needs to hire an attorney to present his case the the Judge! If he qualifies for a public defender it would be best to reach out to them and make sure that someone has been assigned to his case. I would never recommend for someone to go to a motion to revoke bond on his/her own.
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Contact & Map
Templeton Mims & Ward
112 W. Doty Ave
Suite A
Summerville, SC 29483
Telephone: (843) 285-5090
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed