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Charleston attorney Ryan Neville named Young Lawyer of the Year

May 06, 2013

Columbia, S.C. (May 6, 2013)—Charleston attorney I. Ryan Neville has been named Young Lawyer of the Year by the S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD). The Young Lawyer of the Year Award is given annually to recognize a young lawyer who most exemplifies excellence in practicing law and public service.

Ryan was presented with the award at YLD’s annual retreat in April, but will also be recognized during the Bar’s House of Delegates meeting on Thursday, May 16, at the Dunes Club on Sullivan’s Island.

Ryan earned his Juris Doctor in 2008 from the Charleston School of Law and is an associate with Wills Massalon and Allen, LLC in Charleston. He is an active member of the YLD Annual Bar Convention Committee and is co-chair of the YLD Community Law Week Committee.

Ryan also serves as director of the board for the Preservation Society of Charleston, is a member of the Charleston County Board of Assessment Appeals, and teaches a legal writing course as an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law.

Britt Kelly, Ninth Circuit Representative and incoming YLD Secretary/Treasurer, said: “Ryan is wholly invested in his primary leadership role with YLD’s Community Law Week Committee. His passion and leadership is helping make Community Law Week a more meaningful and better-recognized effort. Ryan’s commitment to the Bar is resolute and demonstrated by his continued participation in a wide range of Bar events. He is a terrific ambassador for our organization and a great role model for our younger members.”

The Young Lawyers Division includes all members of the South Carolina Bar under age 36 and those with less than five years membership.

The South Carolina Bar, which has a membership of more than 14,000 lawyers, is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.


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