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Oconee County law firm in Seneca

Stoudemire & Sprouse is a small South Carolina law firm helping people solve many types of problems. Our attorneys are supported by a dedicated and friendly staff. As a team, we create a welcoming environment and put you at ease about your legal concern.


Julian L. Stoudemire

Julian has been practicing law in Oconee County for 40 years.  He served as a Judge Advocate General for the United States Air Force while stationed in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand. He is well-known for his commitment to the local community, having served as the city attorney for Westminster and Walhalla as well as mayor of Walhalla.  Learn more about attorney Julian L. Stoudemire.

R. Scott Sprouse

Scott has served the people of Oconee County as a municipal judge in Walhalla and as city attorney in Westminster.  He also worked as a hearing officer for the South Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. He began his partnership with Julian Stoudemire in 1993. Learn more about attorney R. Scott Sprouse.


Gloria R. Prater

Mrs. Prater has been Julian Stoudemire's paralegal for 34 years. She is a native of Oconee County and a product of the Walhalla, South Carolina school system, having graduated from Walhalla High School in 1963. She worked early in her career for former family court judge E. H. Ninestein, former circuit court judge W. Howard Ballenger and attorney W. Jerry Fedder. She began working with Julian in 1977 and has been with his law firm continuously since then. She is the office manager and handles paralegal duties in workers' compensation, personal injury, criminal defense and Social Security disability cases.

While adept in all areas, her personal preference has been Social Security disability cases. She is compassionate, understanding and highly sympathetic to all injured parties who are unable to work. She respects the strong work ethic of the people in northwestern South Carolina. Their inability to carry on substantial gainful employment is particularly upsetting to Mrs. Prater, who is a fifth-generation native of Oconee County. Mrs. Prater has a gift of compassion and tenacity in the pursuit of success for each client.

Cherrie Roberson

Ms. Roberson comes to Oconee County from the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Greenville County. She has been Mr. Stoudemire’s domestic paralegal for approximately a year. She has varied experience in working with men and women involved in domestic litigation. This experience includes initial intake, pleading preparation, hearing preparation, affidavits, financial declarations and evidence assimilation. She works closely with Mr. Stoudemire to provide a positive picture of the client’s position in all aspects of domestic litigation — child custody, child support, visitation, alimony, equitable property division, attorney fees and costs as well as separate maintenance or divorce. Ms. Roberson brings dedication, experience and compassion to each case in an attempt to assist each client in reaching their litigation goals.

Renee Hattenstein

Ms. Hattenstein is a native of Oconee County, having graduated from Walhalla High School and Lee College in Tennessee. Ms. Hattenstein has assisted R. Scott Sprouse for approximately four years in all aspects of the practice. As a paralegal, she does everything from scheduling hearings to assisting in their preparation, working closely with clients in their quest for resolution.


Linda Parkey

Linda Parkey has been a receptionist at Stoudemire & Sprouse, P.A. for approximately eight years. Our firm has long believed that when you are a caller in need, you want to speak to a real person. Therefore, most telephone calls during normal work hours are answered by Ms. Parkey.




Do I need a lawyer if my divorce is uncontested?


Yes, we recommend letting us assist you with your divorce even if it is amicable.

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