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Jonathan W. Lounsberry


When it comes to your case, you need an experienced Spartanburg family law attorney on your side.


Jonathan W. Lounsberry is a family law practitioner in Spartanburg, South Carolina, handling both simple and complex family law cases, including divorce, property division, support, child custody, visitation, and international family law issues. Jonathan is a native son of South Carolina: born in Spartanburg, and raised for the most part in Columbia. In 2006, Jonathan received a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of South Carolina (Columbia). Following his graduation from USC, Jonathan received his J.D. in 2009 from the Charleston School of Law.

After becoming a member of the South Carolina Bar, Jonathan practiced in several areas of law. In 2011, he began practicing exclusively in family law, working with some of South Carolina's premier family law attorneys, including AAML Fellows James T. McLaren and C. Dixon Lee, III in Columbia and Melissa F. Brown in Charleston. These experiences give Jonathan a unique understanding of the issues clients face during the complexities of a family crisis. As a result, he approaches each case with a deliberate goal to help clients find a direct and fair resolution to their crisis, no matter the complexity.

He is a graduate of the 2015 South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy 2013 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”) Institute for Family Law Associates and the 2014 AAML Advanced Institute for Family Law Associates. Jonathan has also been selected as member of the 2016–2017 Class of Leadership Spartanburg.

Jonathan is an active member of the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Association for Justice, and the Spartanburg County Bar Association. He has presented or assisted with presentations for the South Carolina Bar, the AAML, and the South Carolina Association for Justice. He has also authored and co-authored publications relating to the use of technology in litigation and the practice of family law.


Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina (2009)
  • District of South Carolina (2013)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Section of Family Law, Section of Family Law – International Family Law Committee, and Young Lawyers Division)
  • South Carolina Bar (Family Law Section, Young Lawyers Division, Practice and Procedure Committee, and International Law Committee)
  • South Carolina Association for Justice (Family Law Section)
  • Spartanburg County Bar Association

Professional Activities

  • Graduate, 2015 South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy
  • Graduate, 2014 AAML Advanced Institute for Family Law Associates
  • Graduate, 2013 AAML Institute for Family Law Associates


  • Using Technology Inside and Outside the Courtroom, ABA Family Advocate (Spring 2015)
  • Principal Editor, South Carolina Children's Law Resource Manual, SC Bar – CLE Division (2014)
  • Marital Agreements: Can You Really Contract Out of Family Court Jurisdiction?South Carolina Lawyer (July 2013)
  • How Apps Can Make You a Better Litigator(two part series by James T. McLaren & Jonathan W. Lounsberry), The Mac Lawyer blog (July 9 & 11, 2013)
  • “Using Technology Inside & Outside the Courtroom” by Jonathan W. Lounsberry, published in the ABA's Family Advocate (Spring 2015)
  • “South Carolina Children's Law Resource Manual” edited by Jonathan W. Lounsberry, published by South Carolina Bar CLE Division (2014)


  • Practice Before the Family Court, Bridge The Gap, SC Bar – CLE Division, March 2015
  • Practice Before the Family Court, Bridge The Gap, SC Bar – CLE Division, January 2015
  • Courtroom Etiquette, Professionalism Series, Charleston School of Law, October 2014
  • A Review of the Supreme Court of the United States' Recent Rulings Affecting Family Law, Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Practitioners. SC Bar – CLE Division, September 2014
  • Practice Before the Family Court, Bridge The Gap, SC Bar – CLE Division, August 2014
  • Marital Agreements & Can You Really Contract Out of Family Court Jurisdiction? SC Bar – CLE Division (Distance Learning), November 2013
  • How Litigation Apps Can Make You A Better Trial Lawyer, South Carolina Association of Justice Annual Convention, August 2013
    Assisted James T. McLaren with presentation
  • Using Technology to Present Complex Equitable Division Case, AAML Mid-Year Meeting, March 2013
    Assisted James T. McLaren with presentation
  • You've Been Appointed a Juvenile Delinquent Matter… Now What? SC Bar – CLE Division (Distance Learning), February 2013
  • Technology for iPads and PC Laptops at Deposition and Trial, AAML Annual Meeting, November 2012
    Assisted James T. McLaren with presentation
  • “Contempt Actions” and “Proper Filing and Service”
    Presented by Jonathan Lounsberry
    June 26, 2015
    Columbia, SC
    South Carolina Bar (Family Law Essentials) 

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  • Jonathan Lounsberry - Highly Recommend

    Jonathan was referred to me by an acquaintance when I found myself involved in divorce proceedings. He was professional yet personable and put me at ease from our first contact. During times of self doubt, irrationality, and emotions he was the steady, objective, rational voice of reason. I alway...


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