Jasper County

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Representing Clients in Jasper County’s Courts

In Jasper County, the courts include the Magistrate Court, Probate Court, and Municipal Court.

Magistrate Court is a court of law with civil and criminal jurisdiction. It handles cases where the value of the injury or damage is $7500 or less.

Probate Court has jurisdiction over marriage licenses, estates of deceased persons, guardianship of incapacitated adults, conservatorships of the estates of minors and incapacitated persons, minor settlement of $25,000 and less, and involuntary commitments of mentally ill and/or chemically challenged persons.

Municipal Court is responsible for the adjudication of all misdemeanor offense and violations against city and state laws that occur within city limits. These offenses are subject to a fine not to exceed $500, or imprisonment not to exceed 30 days, or both.

Other Courts Serving South Carolina

The U.S. District Court of South Carolina is a federal district court whose jurisdiction is the state of South Carolina. Court is held in the cities of Aiken, Anderson, Beaufort, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, and Spartanburg.

The U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit is one of twelve regional appellate courts within the federal judicial system. The court hears appeals from the nine federal district courts in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina and from federal administrative agencies.

The U.S. Supreme Court is the highest court in South Carolina. The Court is composed of a Chief Justice and four Associate Justices who are elected to ten year terms by the General Assembly.

At McDougall Law Firm, our commitment lies in seeking and securing justice within the following courtrooms:


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Jasper County Information & Overview

Nestled in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Jasper County embodies a unique blend of rich history, natural beauty, and a growing economy. As of 2022, Jasper County’s population was around 30,000 residents, contributing to its small-town charm and close-knit community atmosphere.

The economy of Jasper County is characterized by a mix of industries that reflect both its historical roots and modern developments. Agriculture, historically a cornerstone of the region, continues to play a significant role, with the county’s fertile lands supporting the cultivation of crops such as cotton, soybeans, and various fruits.

Additionally, the county benefits from its proximity to the Savannah River, fostering economic activities related to shipping and logistics.

Jasper County has witnessed efforts to diversify its economic landscape, with a focus on attracting businesses in sectors like manufacturing and technology. Strategic initiatives have been implemented to encourage entrepreneurship and stimulate job growth, contributing to the overall economic resilience of the region.

The county’s landscape is adorned with picturesque landscapes, including portions of the ACE Basin, offering not only natural beauty but also opportunities for outdoor recreation.

The presence of Hardeeville, a rapidly growing city within Jasper County, has brought about infrastructural developments and commercial expansion, further bolstering the local economy.

As Jasper County continues to balance economic progress with the preservation of its cultural and environmental assets, it remains an appealing destination for residents seeking a tranquil lifestyle and businesses looking for a supportive community.

The county’s commitment to sustainable growth positions it as a promising area for both current residents and those considering relocation.

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Jasper County Court Locations

Below is the contact information for the local courthouses in Jasper County, as well as state courts.

Jasper County Magistrate Court

967 West Adams St
Ridgeland, SC 29936

Phone: 843-726-7933



  • Chief Magistrate Jacqueline Lee

Jasper County Probate Court

306 3rd Ave
Ridgeland, SC 29936

Phone: 843-726-7718



  • Judge Albert Kleckley, Jr.

Hardeeville City Municipal Court

26 Martin St
Hardeeville, SC 29927

Phone: 843-784-3366



  • Judge Nancy Gutierrez

Ridgeland Municipal Court

One Town Square
Ridgeland, SC 29936

Phone: 843-726-7500



  • Judge Tommy Scoggin

U.S. District Court of South Carolina

J. Waites Warring Judicial Center
83 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: 843-579-1401



  • The Honorable David C. Norton – United States District Judge
  • The Honorable Richard M. Gergel – United States District Judge
  • The Honorable Bruce H. Hendricks – United States District Judge
  • The Honorable Margaret B. Seymour – Senior United States District Judge
  • The Honorable Mary Gordon Baker- United States Magistrate Judge
  • The Honorable Molly H. Cherry – United States Magistrate Judge

U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Calhoun Building
1220 Senate St
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-734-1890



  • Chief Judge H.Bruce Williams
  • Judge Paula H. Thomas
  • Judge Aphrodite K. Konduros
  • Judge John G. Geathers
  • Judge Stephanie P. McDonald
  • Judge Blake A. Hewitt
  • Judge Jerry D. Vinson, Jr.
  • Judge Letitia H. Verdin

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court
1231 Gervais St
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-734-1080



  • Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty
  • Justice John W. Kittredge
  • Justice John Cannon Few
  • Justice George C. James, Jr.
  • Justice D. Garrison Hill


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Jasper County Law Enforcement & Other Agencies

Below is a list of local law enforcement and fire departments.

Jasper County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Donald L. Hipp

12008 N Jacob Smart Blvd
Ridgeland, SC 29936

Phone: 843-726-7777
Emergency: 911


Hardeeville City Police Department

Chief Sam Woodward

26 Martin St
Hardeeville, SC 29927

Phone: 813-784-2233
Emergency: 911


Ridgeland City Police Department

Chief R.V. Woods

11323 N Jacob Smart Blvd
Ridgeland, SC 29936

Phone: 843-726-7530
Emergency: 911


Jasper County Fire Department

Fire Chief Russell W. Wells

1509 Grays Hwy
Ridgeland, SC 29936

Phone: 843-726-7607
Emergency: 911


Hardeeville Fire Department

Fire Chief Steve Camp

30 Martin St
Hardeeville, SC 29927

Phone: 843-784-3229
Emergency: 911


Ridgeland Fire Department

Fire Chief Bradley Bonds

49 S Railroad Ave
Ridgeland, SC 29936

Phone: 843-726-7522
Emergency: 911


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Cities & Towns in Jasper County

Below is the list of cities, towns, and unincorporated communities within the county.


Unincorporated Communities

  • Coosawhatchie
  • Gillisonville
  • Grahamville
  • Grays
  • Levy
  • Limehouse
  • Okatie
  • Old House
  • Pineland
  • Pocotaligo
  • Point South
  • Robertville
  • Swirzerland
  • Tarboro
  • Tillman
  • Wagon Branch

Reach Out to Our Jasper County Personal Injury Attorneys

Upon scheduling a complimentary consultation with us, we will examine the specifics of your case and present you with legal alternatives for fully recovering compensation. Count on us to conduct an impartial investigation to gather the essential evidence supporting your case.

We will lead the negotiations, and in the event of unsuccessful outcomes, we are prepared to take your case to court without hesitation. Reach out to us today at 843-438-4386 to gain a comprehensive understanding of your available options!


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