Ryan P. Alderson

Ryan P. Alderson

Associate Attorney
Greenville, South Carolina
Ryan P. Alderson is originally from Western Maryland. He graduated from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of
Business in 2014, and later attended the University of South Carolina School of Law where he graduated in the spring of 2017.
While in law school, Ryan clerked for the Ninth Circuit Solicitor's Office in Charleston, SC assisting in the prosecution of a wide
array of criminal offenders. After graduating law school, Ryan moved to Greenville, SC to work at the Foster Law Firm, LLC.
Ryan handles various types of ERISA and insurance matters, including short/long term disability, life insurance, health insurance,
and pension/retirement.
In his spare time, Ryan is an avid scuba diver and enjoys all manner of outdoor activities. He is delighted to call Greenville his
home, and looks forward to exploring everything the Upstate has to offer.

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • 30% Insurance

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D.
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • B.S. - 2014
    • Major: Accounting and Business Management

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient: Hearn Brittain and Martin Scholarship (USC), 2014 - 2017
  • CALI Award Recipient in Trial Advocacy, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2017 - Present
  • Greenville Bar Association, 2017 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • 9th Circuit Solicitor, Law Clerk - Summer, 2015 - 2016


  • English (Primary)