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Jonathan W. Lounsberry

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

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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 him 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.

Jonathan is a graduate of the 2015 South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy, the 2013 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”) Institute for Family Law Associates, and the 2014 AAML Advanced Institute for Family Law Associates. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Association for Justice, the Spartanburg County Bar Association, and the Greenville 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.

Jonathan is also a resident and an active member in the Spartanburg community, where he lives with his wife and daughter. Currently, he is participating in the 2016-2017 Class of Leadership Spartanburg.

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Bar Admissions

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

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association – Section of Family Law, Section of Litigation (Newsletter Editor, Family Law Litigation Committee), and Young Lawyer's Division
  • South Carolina Bar – Family Law Section, International Law Committee, Practice and Procedure Committee (Chair), and Young Lawyers Division
  • South Carolina Association for Justice – Family Law Section
  • Spartanburg County Bar Association
  • Greenville 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

Community Involvement

  • Member, Church of the Advent
  • Participant, 2016-2017 Class of Leadership Spartanburg 

Publications

  • The Family Court's New Uniforms: Amendments to South Carolina's Uniform Interstate Family Support Act and Adoption of the Uniform Deployed Parent Custody and Visitation Act, South Carolina Lawyer (January 2017)
  • Tips for Using Technology Inside and Outside the Courtroom, Family Law Litigation Newsletter, ABA Section of Litigation (2016)
  • Division of Assets Held by Third Party Legal Entities in Domestic Relation Cases, IAFL Online News, International Academy of Family Lawyers (June 2016)
  • Using Technology Inside and Outside the Courtroom, Family Advocate, ABA Section of Family Law (Spring 2015)
  • South Carolina Children's Law Resource Manual, SC Bar – CLE Division (Jonathan W. Lounsberry ed., 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, The Mac Lawyer blog (July 9 & 11, 2013) (two part series by James T. McLaren & Jonathan W. Lounsberry)

Presentations

  • "Legal Eagle" Squares Game Show, 2017 Horry County Family Court Continuing Legal Education Seminar, February 2017
  • Tools for GAL Investigations & How to Use Them, In the Best Interests of the Child, 2017 Guardian ad Litem Annual Training & Update, SC Bar – CLE Division, January 2017
  • Hollywood Squares (The "Serenity Now" Edition), South Carolina Bar Convention – Family Law Section, SC Bar – CLE Division, January 2017
  • Practice Before the South Carolina Family Court, Bridge the Gap, SC Bar – CLE Division, August 2016
  • Practice Before the South Carolina Family Court, Bridge the Gap, SC Bar – CLE Division, March 2016
  • Hollywood Squares (The Family Court Rules Edition, South Carolina Bar Convention – Family Law Section, SC Bar – CLE Division, January 2016
  • Practice Before the South Carolina Family Court, Bridge the Gap, SC Bar – CLE Division, January 2016
  • Tech Tips for Trial Lawyers, South Carolina Association for Justice Annual Convention, August 2015
  • Practice Before the South Carolina Family Court, Bridge the Gap, SC Bar – CLE Division, August 2015
  • Proper Filing and Service, CLE Essentials: Family Law, SC Bar – CLE Division, June 2015
  • Contempt Actions, CLE Essentials: Family Law, SC Bar – CLE Division, June 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Promise of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention in Asia, International Families: Money, Children, and Long-Term Planning, Program Co-Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Family Law – International Family Law Committee, June 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

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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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