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Our team approach allows us to utilize resources across the firm to match specific legal experience with client needs

Tripp Wiles

Tripp Wiles

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Tripp was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He graduated from The Citadel with a B.A. in Political Science and holds a M.A. from Hawaii Pacific University in Diplomacy and Military Studies. Tripp earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He is a former Army officer and served in Germany and Macedonia. As a former research analyst for both the U.S. Army Central Identification Laboratory-Hawaii and the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office, Tripp authored the book Forgotten Raiders of ‘42. In December 2013, Tripp was appointed by Governor Nikki R. Haley to serve on the Charleston County School Board and was later elected for another term. Over the past decade Tripp has assisted hundreds of individuals in protecting their families and preserving their legacies through customized estate plans. Tripp enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children.

Ramsey Watson

Ramsey Watson

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Ramsey was born in Lexington, Kentucky. She focuses her practice on estate and trust administration and provides counsel to clients designing their estate plan. Ramsey graduated from Western Kentucky with a double major in Psychology and Political Science. She obtained a Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law. While in law school, Ramsey interned with the Clerk of Court for the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the late Honorable Tanya Gee. Upon her graduation from law school, Ramsey served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Kristi L. Harrington, Circuit Court Judge for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. Ramsey enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and two dogs. On August 10th 2017, Ramsey was appointed by Mayor R. Keith Summey of North Charleston to serve on the City of North Charleston Planning Commission. Her appointment was confirmed by the North Charleston City Council for a four-year term. She is an active member of the tri-county community and is also a member of the Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester County Bar Associations. 

Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Matt is originally from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2010 and served as an Army Officer at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and on a year-long deployment to the Middle East. Matt earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law. During law school, he interned for the Honorable Susan Tate of the Athens-Clarke County Probate Court in Athens, Georgia and for Wiles Law Firm. His note, Standoff Between the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and the Federal Courts: What “Houndstooth Mafia” Means for Judicial Authority Over Administrative Agencies, is published in the 25th volume of the Georgia Journal of Intellectual Property Law. He currently focuses his practice on asset protection and drafting personalized estate plans for clients. In his spare time Matt enjoys the gym, college football, days at the beach, and spending time with his wife Stephanie.

Leslie Banta

Leslie Banta

Director of Operations

Leslie Banta is the Director of Operations at Wiles Law Firm. Leslie grew up in Myrtle Beach and graduated from the College of Charleston. Leslie has been with the Wiles Law Firm for nearly a decade and loves helping clients and ensuring their experience is pleasant. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Alex Cole

Alex Cole

Client Relations Manager

Alex Cole, a Charleston native and Clemson Alum, is the first team member to greet and welcome you to Wiles Law Firm. Alex will assist in coordinating your appointments and supporting any administrative functions for your estate plan. Her roles include project management and shepherding clients through the legal process. She and her husband Andy, enjoy boating and spending time with their Golden Retriever, Tilly. Alex will ensure your experience with Wiles Law Firm is smooth and enjoyable.

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