Marie-Louise Ramsdale

Top rated family law attorney in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Ramsdale Law Firm, LLC
Marie-Louise Ramsdale
Ramsdale Law Firm, LLC

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1996

Education: Harvard Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

Ramsdale Law Firm, LLC

1476 Ben Sawyer Blvd.
Suite 5
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 Visit website


Operating Ramsdale Family Law Firm from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, as the managing partner and principal attorney, Marie-Louise Ramsdale specializes in complex family law cases, focusing on divorce and custody litigation. She has been licensed to practice in South Carolina since 1996. 

Ms. Ramsdale can quickly identify the complexity of family law issues and provide trusted direction and feedback to her clients. With an excellent understanding of clients’ needs, she offers detail-oriented advice and thoughtful guidance aimed at resolving family issues constructively. As a certified mediator in South Carolina, she helps clients find creative solutions when none are apparent with her unique perspective.

Prior to graduating cum laude with her doctorate in law from Harvard Law School in 1993, Ms. Ramsdale completed her bachelor’s degree in 1990 at the University of South Carolina. She served as the president of the South Carolina Bar Foundation from 2015 to 2016 and on several committees of the South Carolina Bar. She has frequently lectured on family law topics at legal education seminars and conferences. 

Ms. Ramsdale holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest and most prestigious designation an attorney can receive. The Best Lawyers in America named her to the list of top attorneys in family law in Charleston, South Carolina, for both 2019 and 2020. As a volunteer attorney coach for the Moultrie Middle School mock trial team, she helped them win the state competition in 2016. Currently, she coaches the Wando High School Mock Trial team.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family law

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name change, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Same sex family law

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 1996, South Carolina

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • President, SC Bar Foundation (2015-2016), 2016
  • Member, SC Bar House of Delegates (2007-2018), 2018
  • Secretary, SC Bar Family Law Section Council (2019-present), 2020
  • Founder & Chair, Charleston County Bar Wellness Committee (2018 -present), 2020
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Finance Chair, SC Gubernatorial Candidate, 2018
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Founder and Coordinator, Lights for Liberty Charleston-National effort to generate public awareness about families facing difficulties due to immigration issues, 2019
  • Attorney-Coach, Mock Trial Team, 2016 State Champions, Moultrie Middle School-Mt. Pleasant, SC (2013-2017); Wando High School-Mt. Pleasant, SC (2017-present), 2020
  • Volunteer, Fee Dispute Resolution & Family Court Mediation-Charleston county, SC (2016-present), 2020
  • , Pro Bono Firm Award, Charleston Pro Bono Legal Service, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America® for Family Law in Charleston, SC
  • AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • , Leadership in Law Honoree, SC Lawyers Weekly, 2017

Office location for Marie-Louise Ramsdale

1476 Ben Sawyer Blvd.
Suite 5
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Phone: 843-849-8744


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

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