The law firm of Butler & College, LLC is privileged to be represented by eight highly knowledgeable and experienced attorneys who make their customers’ goals their own.
Ryan Butler graduated from The Citadel, earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1996 and his Master of Business Administration in 1999. In 2006, Ryan began his law school career and graduated with a Juris Doctor in May of 2009. While in law school, Ryan received the CALI Award for the highest mark in Contracts. He was also voted Vice President for the Evening Law Students Association and was a member of the Real Estate Society. Following his graduation, he worked as an intern for Weeks, Foti & Irvine, LLC, the Honorable Irvin G. Condon, and the Charleston County Probate Court. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar, as well as the Charleston County Bar Association.
Andrew College graduated from West Virginia University in 2005, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance. In 2006, Andrew began his law school career at Thomas M. Cooley and graduated with a Juris Doctor in May of 2009. While attending law school, he worked as an intern for the East Lansing, MI law firm Sixty Plus, Inc. In 2009, Andrew joined the legal team of Weeks, Foti & Irvine, LLC to help clients with their real estate needs. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar.
Sarah M. Smith
Sarah Smith was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She graduated Cum Laude from Clemson University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management and Real Estate. After college, Sarah earned her Juris Doctor from Charleston School of Law in 2012, graduating cum laude.
While in law school, Sarah’s hard work earned her an array of awards, such as the CALI Award for Property and Elder Law and the title of Vice President of the Estate Planning and Tax Law Society. She was also a part of the Adult Guardianship/ Conservatorship Pilot Program with the Charleston County Probate Court.
Sarah joined our law firm to help expand the legal services available to our clients. She will focus her practice primarily on Estate Planning and Real Estate Transactions. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar, the Charleston County Bar Association, and the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar.
Ashley Adams Brown
Ashley is the managing attorney for the Bluffton Office location where she focuses her practice on Residential Real Estate and Estate Planning matters. Ashley was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2015 and the Georgia Bar in 2019. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Planning and a Minor in Political Science in 2010, and then obtained her Paralegal Certificate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2011. Ashley attended and graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in May of 2015, with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree and a Children’s Law Certificate. While in Law School, Ashley focused her studies on Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Pro Bono services. She received the CALI Excellence Award for the highest grade in her Estate Planning course and was selected as the 2015 recipient of the Albert C. Todd, Estate Planning Award. Ashley served as the Pro Bono Board President (2014-2015) and Board Member (2013-2014). She received the Hugh L. Wilcox Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award (2014-2015) and the Pro Bono Outstanding Service Award (2013-2014). Additional law school honors included membership in the John Belton O’Neall American Inn of Court, Phi Delta Phi – Calhoun Inn Honors Fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity, and Mock Trial Bar; and was a South Carolina Bar Foundation Public Interest Fellowship recipient and Public Interest Law Society Grant recipient. Ashley is committed to her local and state communities. She has recently served in the following capacities, the SC 14th Circuit Young Lawyer Division Representative 2020-2021; Family Promise of Beaufort County Board of Directors and is a current volunteer; the South Carolina Bar Association Community Law Week Committee; and the South Carolina Bar Association Bar Foundation Committee, and the Junior Service League of Beaufort. Ashley is married to Zachary Brown, a designer for Hansen Architects in Savannah. They have a daughter, Hayden Grace, and two dogs, Bisbee and Reese.
Christopher graduated from West Virginia University, earning his Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Biology in 2004. He also earned the President’s Award for achieving a 4.0 GPA. While at West Virginia University, Mr. Grace became a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. In 2007, Mr. Grace graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law and in 2008 was sworn into the Maryland Bar. He became an associate of Schlachman, Belsky, & Weiner, P.A., primarily serving as counsel for the Fraternal Order of Police in civil and domestic affairs. in 2011, Mr. Grace started his own practice with a focus on general litigation. During this period, he tried hundreds of trials and hearings throughout the entire State of Maryland. In 2017, Mr. Grace decided to raise his family in the Lowcountry. He became a member of the South Carolina Bar and joined Butler and College focusing on residential real estate. Mr. Grace takes pride in working directly with clients to fulfill the needs and explaining the process. Christopher lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife, Jessica, an elementary school teacher. He is also a proud father of their two young daughters, Nora and Hannah.
James R. Rhyne, Jr.
James was born and raised in Rock Hill, SC. He attended the University of South Carolina, where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Political Science in 2014. After his undergraduate degree, James managed his father’s estate where he gained firsthand experience in Real Estate issues and disputes. This period is what spawned his interest in Real Estate Law and ultimately led him to go to law school at Regent University School of Law, where in 2018 he earned his Juris Doctorate.
During his law school career, James was awarded the Ronald L. Fick Book Award in both Property Law and Secured Transactions. He was also the President of both the Business Law Society and the Federalist Society.
James joined our law firm as an intern while in law school, and continued to work for us throughout his law school career. His work was so invaluable, and he has always remained so steadfast in his commitment to Butler & College, LLC, that he has worked his up through our firm to become an attorney. His practice focuses in Property Law and Real Estate Transactions. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, and the Young Lawyer’s Division of the South Carolina Bar.
Sydney K. Seidenberg
Although Sydney was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, she has always known that she wanted to live in the Lowcountry. While in Virginia, Sydney interned for a title insurance company. After graduating Cum Laude from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management and a minor in Political Science, she moved to Charleston to pursue her legal studies. While attending the Charleston School of Law, Sydney began working as a law clerk at Butler & College, LLC where she eventually became an associate attorney. She is currently a member of the South Carolina Bar, the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar, and the Charleston County Bar Association, focusing her practice on residential real estate transactions.
Katie G. Tierney
Katie was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. She attended The University of South Carolina where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English. In 2015, she earned her Juris Doctor from Charleston School of Law, where she was also managing editor of the Federal Courts Law Review. After graduating from law school, Katie returned to her hometown of Aiken as an associate of Bradley L. Boni, LLC. During her time there, she was nominated for Aiken’s Best of the Best Attorney award for four of her almost five years in practice, reaching the top five in 2018 and 2019, and runner-up in 2020. She brings her knowledge and enthusiasm to our firm, assisting clients with residential and commercial real estate transactions, estate planning, and probate matters.
David was born and raised in Pleasant View, South Carolina, a small farming community in Horry County. David grew up tobacco farming, and attended Coastal Carolina University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 2011. In 2017, David began his law school career at Charleston School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctor in December 2019. While attending law school, he worked as an intern for Butler & College, LLC helping clients with their real estate needs. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar.
At Butler and College, we are privileged to have a team of professional paralegals, administrative/support staff, and abstractors with numerous years of experience in their fields. While our professional team is split into five offices, we all work together as part of the Butler and College team to create the best experience possible for our customers.
Julie Thrush (Paralegal)
Tammy Best (Paralegal)
Jonathan Torpey (Paralegal)
Iulia Phillips (File Opening Paralegal)
Brittany Anderson (Title Examiner)
Alisha Korngiebel (Paralegal)
Kiel Parker (Paralegal)
Tami Book (Paralegal)
Kate Kivinen (Paralegal)
Laura Jordan (Paralegal)
Aggie Siebert (Paralegal)
Cyndee Roumillat (Paralegal)
Mary Siebert (Post-Closing)
Kathy O’Leary (Paralegal)
Mackenzie O’Leary (Paralegal)
Jamie Jeschke (Paralegal)
Logan Bird (Paralegal)
Brittany Anderson (Title Examiner)
Tracy Bowersox (Title Examiner)
Sally McGinnis (Abstractor)
Marcus Morton (Abstractor)