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James D. Mosteller III

Family Attorney at Aiken, SC

5.0   8 reviews

also known as James Donovan Mosteller


Licensed for 34 years

Virtual consultation available

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    30%
    Includes divorce, separation, paternity, custody, visitation issues, child support and adoptions.

    34 years

  2. Personal injury
    25%

    34 years

  3. Government
    15%
    Includes advising on all aspects of local government issues, other than those which requires specialized knowledge such as the issuance of government debt such as bonds.

    25 years

  4. Real estate
    15%
    Includes commercial transactions, refinancing, purchases of new homes, deeds of distribution from probate, and litigation such as quiet title actions, foreclosures, boundary line disputes, and litigation over easements such as driveway disputes.

    34 years

  5. Business
    10%
    Includes general corporate and small business advice, labor and employee relations, general business policies, regulatory compliance, business litigation including construction litigation, finance issues, lender liability issues,

    34 years

  6. Criminal defense
    5%
    Typical cases include defense of drug charges, driving under the influence, burglary, receipt of stolen goods, and bad checks.

    34 years

We now have two offices, the Aiken office has been relocated from Silver Bluff Road, to downton on Laurens Street, across from the Post Office.  The second is located in Barnwell South Carolina.  My practice is primarily in the Counties of Aiken, Bamberg and Barnwell, although I handle cases throughout the State of South Carolina, and in the Federal District Court for the State of South Carolina.   

 

When I first meet a client, I try to get as complete a picture of their circumstances and give them realistic advice about their chances of success in what they are attempting to accomplish with the Court system. 

 

In addition to representing individuals, I represent a number of companies and institutions such as Augusta Fiberglass Coatings, the Three Rivers Landfill, the City of New Ellenton, and   Barnwell County.

 

In addition to governmental work,  we handle personal injury, probate, family planning documents such as Wills, criminal defense, family court litigation, real estate closings and real estate litigation. 

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Licensed for 34 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/24/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact James

James D. Mosteller III
9725 Marlboro Avenue
Barnwell, SC, 29812
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
We were referred to JD after a terrible car accident and his team quickly began to take care of us. After traveling to meet us due to limited mobility, he immediately began handling all the needs of the situation. Our case was handled beautifully and quickly. JD and his team are highly recommended.
Posted by Nikki | July 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney!
J.D not only gave me awesome advice but he gave me references to not just one, not two but THREE attorneys who could help me! Gave me step by step advice after listening to my situation and even called me back when my call didn’t work. 10/10...thanks again!
Posted by Mark | September 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Restored my family!
I had a custody case with special visitation needs and JD was extremely quick to find solutions not only for the immediate time but also set up a plan for the future. With his help I was able to very quickly obtain visitation with my daughter and helped restore our relationship before too much time was lost. I highly recommend JD for his expertise, swiftness, and overall compassion that is needed in the practice of family law.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Provided great advice during CPS investigation
Provided great advice as to how to handle a fraudulent CPS investigation launched by our local SC hospital. Was extensively available and supportive. We wound up waiting for it to resolve and bringing in our own documentation from our 2nd opinion, and the case closed uneventfully.
Posted by Katherine | December 11, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Request for information about retrieving debt owed.
Mr. Mosteller was prompt with the response and very helpful in my decision making process. He gave me several options and alternatives for solving my issues.
Posted by Robert | May 24, 2013
JD is Great!
JD is a great attorney and a really nice guy. I've used his services many times and my experience with him has always been great. My only complaint is that his office staff does not have the same commitment to quality or service.
Posted by Steve | August 23, 2012
Best Attorney One Could Ask For
I met and hired JD in Jan. 2012 for a breach of contract case after being thoroughly disgusted with my previous attorney. Within a few months my case had been to court and a consent judgment filed. I was totally pleased with the service, fees charged, and outcome and couldn't have expected anything better. I was fully briefed on what to expect and could easily just call JD and ask questions with no charge for the phone time nor email communications. If you need an attorney that is fully dedicated to his client, JD is the one!
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Posted by Lori | March 24, 2010
Simply, the BEST!!!
Mr. Mosteller has represented me in a variety of cases. They include years of family court matters and currently as well as the past year, he is representing our American Indian Ministry in a case against a certain denominational group that has been trying to take our land and Church. He has handled this case with compassion I have never seen from another attorney. Also, I have been a Real Estate Broker for over 20 years and have worked with every attorney in town concerning real estate problems and closings. Mr. Mosteller is professional and a perfectionist in his work. He is very easy to talk to and he really cares about his clients. He is simply, the best!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Mosteller Law Firm LLC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Associate
  • Bedingfield and Williams
  • 1997 - 2003
  • General Counsel
  • Augusta Fiberglass Coatings
  • 1990 - 1997
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • Second Circuit Solicitor's Office
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Associate
  • Harte Law Offices
  • 1988 - 1988
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Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Law
  • 1988
  • Wofford College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • Wade v. Blue
  • Won at District Court lost at the 4th Circuit. Refiled in state court. The state court case was eventually settled.
  • Boyd v. Bellsouth
  • Won at Court of Appeals and Supreme Court

Associations

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Attorney Fee Grievance 2nd. Judicial Circuit
  • 2013 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship
  • Harry S. Truman Foundation
  • 1983

Speaking Engagements

  • Hot Topics for Solo and Small Office Practitioners
  • Bundling phone and Internet services
  • 2010
  • FastTrac® GrowthVenture™
  • Role of Intellectual Property for Small Business Success
  • 2010
  • Buying and Selling a Business
  • Legal Pitfalls and Considerations in Buying a Business
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (16)
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great attorney!"
Real estate Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Mosteller is an excellent attorney who forcefully and effectively advocates for his clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Mosteller is an very competent, professional attorney. He is committed to providing excellent service to his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Mosteller's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Mosteller has been a worthy opponent many times. We have been co-counsel and done some real good for clients. He has successfully mediated for me, and he has represented my wife on a personal issue. I would hire him without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I do not know Mr. Mosteller personally, but I have had the opportunity to read his answers on this site. In reading through his remarks, I find his assistance to people coming here to be very helpful. There is no doubt he is knowledgeable about the law. As an attorney myself, I find myself learning from him."
Family Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Mosteller is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is an excellent attorney. Very knowledgable, thorough, and dedicated to providing the best services to his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"JD is an extremely bright lawyer who brings a tremendous amount of experience to the cases and clients he chooses to represent."
General practice Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. James is a tireless advocate for his clients. He will take on the tough case that many others will not handle and be successful. James cares deeply for his clients and their cause. His experience is varied and vast. I highly recommend him for all your legal needs."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. J.D. Is a fabulous lawyer. He's tireless and unrelenting when it comes to representing his clients. I know a lot of lawyer, but if I had in Barnwell, I'd hire J.D. The don't get any better than J.D."
General practice Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
General practice Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He has a great deal of knowlege in many areas of the law and can be counted on to work hard toward the best outcome for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is intelligent, ethical, industrious, and zealous."
General practice Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and will fight for the best result possible."
General practice Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is always well prepared. His clients respect him. His advise is honest and well thought out."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. J.D. is a hard worker and cares about his clients."
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General practice
Criminal defense
Wills and living wills
Consumer protection
Personal injury
Personal injury
Divorce and separation
Nursing home abuse and neglect
Class action
Personal injury
Personal injury
Personal injury
Aiken Family Lawyer James D. Mosteller III
James D. Mosteller III
Family Attorney
Aiken, SC
Licensed for 34 years
Virtual consultation available