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Ron Jones


  • (T) 843.720.1740
  • (F) 843.414.8220

I am an attorney in Nexsen Pruet’s Charleston office, where I focus my practice on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. 

If there’s one word you can use to describe my approach to developing legal strategies it would have to be pragmatic.  My clients benefit from a real-world understanding of financial issues backed by logical plans for resolving tough and complex fiscal situations. 

With a practice that spans nearly three decades, I have extensive experience in debtor and creditor representation and am a certified specialist in bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law, earning specialist distinction from the South Carolina Supreme Court.  I’m also well versed in the court system of the Carolinas and am licensed to practice in all of the state and federal courts of North Carolina and South Carolina.


  • Campbell University School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • George Washington University, M.A., 1981
  • University of North Carolina, B.A. 1979
Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
Civic & Professional Memberships
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Berkeley County Bar Association
  • Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairmen's Club 
  • North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
  • South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association
  • Riley Institute Diversity Fellow,  Riley Institute at Furman University, South Carolina Diversity Leaders Initiative, Lowcountry Class I, April 2006
  • Certified Specialist, Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Law
  • Certified Civil Court Mediator (May 2006). 
  • Martindale Hubbell "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency, Restructuring Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy, Since 2008
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for "Layer of the Year" for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Restructuring Law in Charleston, S.C. in 2014 and for Bankruptcy Litigation in 2020
  • South Carolina Super Lawyer, Bankruptcy: Business, Thomson Reuters, 2008-2017

I am not sure I always wanted to be a lawyer, but I sure feel like I found my calling when I went to law school and certainly after I graduated.


Actually, my first real jobs were in the Federal Courts - first for the Supreme Court of the United States and then for the U.S District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.  Those jobs allowed me to see the law at work.  At the Supreme Court, I watched attorneys argue cases and Supreme Court Justices interpret the law and perform their constitutional duties.  At the District Court, I got to experience the judicial process from a totally different perspective - watching how the system affected the parties. Those experiences not only helped me in law school, but better prepared me to enter the profession and become the lawyer I am today.

Outside of work, I enjoy our dogs Lily and Sam.  They are Grateful Goldens' rescue dogs - brother and sister from the same litter - the "Goobers", as we like to refer to them.  They are our third and fourth adopted Golden Retrievers.  I enjoy playing and walking with them.  I also enjoy golf and other outdoor activities, even something as simple as sitting on the screen porch or deck enjoying the outdoor fireplace. Like practicing law, it feels like what I was born to do.

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"The two most important days in a man's life is the day he was born and the day he finds out why." - Mark Twain