Jim graduated from the University of Rochester in New York with a degree in Political Science in 1992. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Ohio Northern University in 1995.
He is admitted to practice law in both New York and South Carolina. He moved to Horry Country in 1996. In 1997, Jim opened his own practice and has worked in real estate law arena through his entire career.
He has held past area civic positions including President of the Grand Strand Optimist Club, Member of the Waccamaw Sertoma Club, Chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals for the City of Myrtle Beach, member of the Water Quality and Drainage Commission for the City of Conway. He is a Graduate of Leadership Grand Strand, was President of his high School Class, and is an Eagle Scout.
Ashley Welch Melton graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina in 1998 with a degree in Business Administration. She received her Juris Doctor in 2002 from WMU Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, and is admitted to practice law in South Carolina.
Ashley is a native of the Grand Strand, and grew up in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. She has practiced law since 2002 in the fields of Business Transactional Law, Insurance Litigation, Real Estate Law, and Estate Planning. She is an affiliate of the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors, a member of the Coastal Women Lawyers Association, a member of the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Conway Chamber of Commerce, and a 2019 graduate of Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors Leadership program. Ashley lives in Myrtle Beach with her husband and three children.
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