The Mosteller Law Firm, LLC

Firm Overview

The firm was established in the Spring of 2003. The Mosteller Law Firm LLC is a general practice which focuses primarily on personal injury, divorce, criminal cases, business disputes, and real estate.

Example cases

Boyd v. Bellsouth
Outcome: Won at Court of Appeals and Supreme Court
Description: This case involved a dispute of the continued use of a driveway over property owned by Bellsouth, after Bellsouth sold a portion of the property to my client. The rear of the building they purchased from Bellsouth was accessed for over fifty years by a driveway that went through property retained by Bellsouth. The court held that my clients could continue to use the driveway to access their property under the doctrine of an implied easement by prior use.

Wade v. Blue:
Description: Lengthy tribal dispute over Catawba Indian nation governance, accounting and other issues. More information at http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-4th-circuit/1005994.html

Main Office
Mailing
P.O. Box 1832
Barnwell  SC  29812
Phone
  • (803) 259-4964
  • (803) 226-0396

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Free consultation for personal injury cases, and $150 per consult for other types of cases.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Yes, I often quote fixed prices or contingent fees if an hourly rate would not be applicable.
Hourly Rates
$250.00 per hour, or less depending on type of case, and whether or not a success bonus is built into fee agreement.

Office Information

Office Hours
Barnwell Office
Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Friday
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Aiken Office
Wednesdays and Fridays, and by appointment.

Avvo Profile
http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/29803-sc-james-mosteller-1930286.html
Office Manager
I have three personnel, who each handle different aspects of the work.
Emergency After Hours
No

Other Offices

Aiken Office
322 Laurens St. NW
Aiken,  SC  29801

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I do not have a primary area of practice, simply because I find a general practice to be more varied and interesting than specializing or focusing in one area of the law.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I think it is healthy and that I should assist them in understanding the law as it applies to the facts and circumstances of the case.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I usually prefer to draft the documents myself or have one of my paralegals do so, but will of course review documents prepared by the clients.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Not too willing. I think that beyond telling them some generalities, that coaching sets up a potential ethical quagmire.

James D. Mosteller III

Prior to 2003, I was employed for almost seven years by Bedinfield and Williams. Before that I established the office of General Counsel to Augusta Fiberglass, and was its first in-house lawyer. After graduating law school I worked for a year as an associate and then a year as an assistant prosecutor in the Second Judicial Circuit.

I think that being a husband and father has made my representation of family court clients better than when I was single, but I never would have admitted that before I got married and had children. I have worked as a librarian, was on the debate team for Wofford College and have always enjoyed research. I think these characteristics have been brought into my legal career and have helped me in my representation of clients.

My greatest strength is the willingness and ability to see both sides of an issue, which helps in settling cases.

Personal interests:

I enjoy competition, tennis being the primary sport I play. I enjoy reading fiction and non-fiction. I love being with my wife and children, playing tennis and other games with them, going to events with them, etc.

License
  • Bar Number:
    South Carolina , 2011
Education
  • University of South Carolina
    Juris Doctor , 1988
    Columbia, SC
  • Wofford
    Bachelor of Arts , 1985
    Spartanburg, SC
    History and Philosophy Major

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