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Attorney Ryan Schwartz graduated from Winthrop University where he was a starting pitcher for the Eagles.  After graduation he worked in The Netherlands for a plastics company, focusing on lean management.  After leaving the Netherlands he attended the Charleston School of Law.  While in school he served as President of the Federalist Society and was active with the Trial Advocacy Team.  He completed a thousand hours of pro bono legal work at the Charleston County Public Defender’s office and served as a Clerk under Bill Thrower.  Immediately after his graduation, he joined with Mr. Thrower to form Thrower & Schwartz.  When you need legal help, whether to have your rights defended because of criminal charges, have family law issues, or have suffered a personal injury, contact Thrower & Schwartz today for a consultation.  


Practice areas


  1. Family: 33%
    1 year
  2. Criminal Defense: 33%
    1 year
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
    1 year
  4. Personal Injury: 14%
    1 year
  5. Speeding Ticket: 5%
    1 year



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

14 total 

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  • Meagan Terese Gentry

    Ryan and I have worked on several criminal cases together. The one thing that consistently stands out to me about Ryan is how much he cares for his clients and how comfortable they feel with him. When a client hires Ryan to handle an issue, they will repeatedly come back to him for other issues that come up for them, whether it be car accidents, or family law matters. I know that Ryan's clients feel like they not only have a competent and passionate attorney on their side, but also a personal friend that they can trust and who is going to do everything in his power to help them. I would highly recommend Ryan.


    Meagan Gentry Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robin Kriza Meihaus

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Robin Meihaus Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

6 A Carriage Ln
Charleston, SC, 29407


SCGood Standing201308/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Cross ExaminationCharleston School of Law2012
Dean's ListCharleston School of Law2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThrower & Schwartz2013 - Present
ClerkCharleston (Sc) Public Defender2012 - 2013
ClerkBill Thrower2011 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Charleston County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A2013 - Present
Berkeley County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Federalist SocietyPresidentN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kidnapping/Rape/Possession of a deadly weapon/impersonating a police officerNot Guilty
Possession of MethDismissed
Bad checks/ShopliftingOne check dismissed, probation.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Post and CourierMan Acquitted of Murder2016
Post and CourierMan Acquitted of Kidnapping, sexual assault charges in Berkeley County2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Charleston School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2013
Winthrop UniversityManagementBS - Bachelor of Science2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Charleston County Bar AssociationSouth Carolina Gun Laws2015