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Wesley A. Stoddard, Attorney at Law

Wesley A. Stoddard, Attorney at Law


Stoddard Law Firm

1975 - Present
Moore, Stoddard, Stoddard & Wood. Partner with his father Robert L. Stoddard, former Mayor of Spartanburg, who died in 2006. Admitted to practice in the South Carolina Supreme Court, United States District Court, United States Supreme Court

1984 - 1995
Prosecutor-Assistant City Attorney City of Spartanburg, South Carolina

1974 - 1975
South Carolina State Senate Columbia, South Carolina Legislative Page

Sen. Strom Thurmond Washington, D.C. – Intern. Admitted to practice in the South Carolina Supreme Court, United States District Court, United States Supreme Court


University of South Carolina J. D. Degree Columbia, South Carolina (President, Student Bar Association)

Clemson University B. S. Degree, Industrial Management, South Carolina (Freshman Cheerleader)

Spartanburg High School

Evans Junior High

Pine Street School (where his parents set a school record for having 5 children there at the same time)


Member, South Carolina Bar

Member, South Carolina Bar Board of Governors, 1982-1983; 2000-2006

Member, S.C. Bar House of Delegates, 1980-2002, 2012-2015 

Member, Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, 1995-2001

Member, South Carolina Bar Nominating Committee, 1995-1998

President, Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar (representing all members of the Bar under 35), 1981-1982

American Bar Association National Co-Chairman Young Lawyers Division Community Law Week, 1983

Member, Kiwanis Club of Spartanburg 1976 - Present
President, 1986
Lieutenant Governor, 1991-1992

Member, First Presbyterian Church
Elder, Clerk of the Session
Deacon, Chairman of the Board of Deacons

Member, Mountainview Nursing Home Board of Directors 20 years

Member City of Spartanburg Human Relations Commission 2001-2003

Member, Spartanburg Touchdown / Tipoff Club 2000-2001

IPTAY Representative, Clemson University 1978-present

Member, Spartanburg County Clemson Club Board of Directors, 1976-Present
President twice - 1978 and 1984,
Received Super Tiger Award 1996 and Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005

Member, Clemson Legislative Advocates

Graduate Leadership Spartanburg 1981-the first class of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce program, served on its Alumni Board and as Chairman of its Program and Selection Committees

Spartanburg Day School - Parents Club President 1998

Awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Spartanburg Jaycees in 1980

PROJECT EAT, Treasurer (predecessor to TOTAL Ministries)

Dutchman Prison Chapel Committee, Treasurer

AYSO Soccer Head Coach 3 years

Head Coach First Presbyterian Junior High Girls Basketball Coach 6 years

YMCA Tee-Ball Head Coach 3 years

Past Board of Directors member-American Heart Association, Junior Achievement and the Family Care Council

Father of two children who are the apples of his eye:

Maddie, (24) a graduate of Clemson University where she was inducted into Blue Key honorary Fraternity and served as Chairman of 2008 Tigerama at Homecoming. She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was named Miss Congeniality in the 2008 Miss Clemson pageant and was on the Dean’s List student. She is a 3rd generation Tiger, since in addition to her father attending there, her grandfather Robert L. Stoddard was a member of the Class of 1941 and served as a Member of the Board of Trustees at Clemson,1956-1960.

Wesley, (22) is enrolled at The Citadel where he has been a member of the track and cross country teams and performs with the Citadel Chorus.


Stoddard Law Firm | 207 Magnolia St., Spartanburg, SC 29306 | Phone: 864-582-5622 | Fax: 864-585-8775 | Email:
Business Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.