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At McDougall Self Currence McLeod, our attorneys can offer their assistance and guidance in your family law legal matter. We understand the complexities involved in family law cases, which is why we take the time to get to the bottom of your concerns. Whether you are in need of representation for a case pertaining to divorce, child custody, or mediation, our attorneys are here to serve you. Each of our attorneys are members of the South Carolina Bar, in addition to a variety of other legal organizations. To schedule a consultation at our Sumter or Columbia offices, contact our attorneys today.

John O. McDougall

As a founding partner of our law firm, John O. McDougall hosts over 40 years of experience practicing law in South Carolina. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1971, and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar Association in the same year. In addition to his work with McDougall Self Currence McLeod, he is also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, and the South Carolina Association for Justice.

John O. McDougall is the second lawyer to be president of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association and the South Carolina Bar Association within the history of the two organizations. His concentration is in family and matrimonial law. John O. McDougall has been nominated as one of the Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White, Inc. since 1991.

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Michael W. Self

Michael W. Self is a partner at McDougall Self Currence McLeod. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1985, and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar Association in the same year. In addition to his work as a member of the family law section of the South Carolina Bar Association, he is also vice president of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Michael W. Self completed the South Carolina Certification Training for Mediation in 1994.

His practice is in the areas of family and domestic law in South Carolina. Michael W. Self is an experienced mediator at our law firm who also happens to be on the Board of Directors at Palmetto Legal Services. Michael W. Self was named one of South Carolina's Super Lawyers in 2009 and 2010. He received a distinguished honor from Martindale-Hubbell in 2017 for being Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement.

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Peter G. Currence

As a partner at McDougall Self Currence McLeod, Peter G. Currence earned his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1996 and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar Association in the same year. Peter G. Currence was admitted to the U.S. District Court of South Carolina in 1997.

In addition to his work at McDougall Self Currence McLeod, Peter G, Currence is also a member of the ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute and the Richland County Bar. He received a distinguished honor in 2017 by Martindale-Hubbell for being Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement. Peter G. Currence is a member of the family law section of the South Carolina Bar Association.

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Ryan A. McLeod

Ryan A. McLeod is a partner at McDougall Self Currence McLeod. He earned his Juris Doctor from Mercer University in 1998 and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar Association in the same year. Ryan A. McLeod is a member of the family law section of the South Carolina Association for Justice and the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

He was recognized in 2005 as one of Strathmore's Who's Who. Ryan A. McLeod is a native South Carolina resident. He is also a member of the Sumter and Richland Counties Bar Associations. His area of practice is concentrated in family law.

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Alyssa H. Richardson

Alyssa H. Richardson is a partner at McDougall Self Currence McLeod. She earned an undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Elon University School of Law. Since being admitted to the South Carolina Bar, Ms. Richardson has limited her practice to family court and domestic litigation. She is a member of the Lexington County and Richland County Bars; but practices in family courts throughout South Carolina. She is a certified Guardian ad Litem and a graduate of the National Family Law Trial Institute.

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Jessica E. Kinard

Jessica E. Kinard is an associate at McDougall Self Currence McLeod. After attending the University of South Carolina for her undergraduate degree, she earned a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. In 2010, she was admitted to the South Carolina Bar. Jessica E. Kinard is also a member of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association.

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