Irish “Ryan” Neville, Esq.


Irish “Ryan” Neville is a shareholder of Saxton & Stump in the firm’s Charleston office. Ryan has been connected to the legal and business community in Charleston and the surrounding counties for more than 15 years. Prior to joining Saxton & Stump, he practiced at Spitz & Neville helping clients navigate the challenges involved in litigating business, insurance, real estate, personal injury, estate/probate, commercial and equitable matters.

Ryan concentrates his practice on civil litigation, spanning a range of industries and matters. He works with individuals, businesses, in-house counsel, and insurance adjusters in a wide variety of matters relating to commercial law, employment issues, insurance coverage, contract disputes, real estate, business disputes, property law, tort issues, construction, estate litigation, equity, and alternative dispute resolution. Ryan is a certified mediator in both state and federal courts, and routinely helps other lawyers resolve their clients’ disputes.

Ryan served as an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law, where he was named “Adjunct Professor of the Year” in 2014-2015. In 2017, he received the American Bar Association’s “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers” award. He also has been recognized as the “South Carolina Young Lawyer of the Year” by the South Carolina Bar in 2012-2013, was named as among the Forty under 40 by the Charleston Regional Business Journal in 2015, and in 2022, he was named as a South Carolina “Super Lawyer” for the first time, graduating from his repeated inclusions on the South Carolina Super Lawyer Rising Star list.

In addition to his tireless dedication to his clients, Ryan is highly committed to serving his community. He founded a partnership with Make-A-Wish South Carolina that raised the funds necessary to grant numerous Wishes, including one little girl’s Wish to be Rapunzel for the day. He also assisted in the implementation of disaster legal services to over 550 South Carolina families during the 1,000-year flood in October of 2015 and Hurricane Matthew the following year. Ryan regularly drafts wills for firefighters, police officers and Habitat for Humanity home recipients, prepares tax returns for low-income families through the South Carolina Bar, and provides legal services to the homeless through legal clinics.


Charleston School of Law, J.D., 2008

University of Georgia, B.B.A., 2004

Bar Admissions

South Carolina

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


President, American Inn of Court (Charleston Chapter)

Board of Directors, Make-A-Wish® South Carolina

Former Board of Governors Member, South Carolina Bar Association

House of Delegates, South Carolina Bar Association

Past President, South Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

Liaison to the Leadership Council of the Torts Trial and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association

Former Board of Directors Member, Preservation Society of Charleston

Former Member, Charleston County Board of Assessment Appeals

Selected Speaking Engagements

“Personal Injury from A to Z,” National Business Institute CLE, February 2019

“Real Estate Law Boot Camp,” National Business Institute CLE, February 2019

“Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step Is Important,” Co-Presenter, National Business Institute CLE, North Charleston, SC, and Greenville, SC, October 16 and 17, 2018

“Building Your Civil Litigation Skills” Seminar, National Business Institute CLE, August 24, 2018

“Conflict Resolution and Claims Against Developers, Legal Aspects of Condominium Development and Homeowners’ Associations” Seminar, National Business Institute CLE, Columbia, SC, August 28, 2017

Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services “What Works” Seminar, Charleston, SC, July 2017

“Landlord Tenant Law,” South Carolina Bar CLE, Florence, SC, Spring 2017

“Professionalism in the Practice of Law,” Charleston School of Law Series, Charleston, SC, Spring 2015, Spring 2016 and Fall 2017

Moderator, “LeadSC,” South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Columbia, SC, September 2014

Moderator, “Lessons from the Bench: Tips from Trial Judges on the Importance of the Brief, the Value of the Oral Argument, and Ethics Before the Court,” South Carolina Bar Convention, Kiawah Island, SC, January 2014

“Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law,” National Business Institute CLE, Charleston, SC, January 2014

“Evidence: It’s All a Game,” South Carolina Bar Convention, Myrtle Beach, SC, January 2013

“Land Use Law: Current Issues in Subdivision, Annexation and Zoning,” National Business Institute CLE, January 2013

Moderator, “How to Best Prepare for a Successful Mediation,” South Carolina Bar Convention, Columbia, SC, January 2012

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