Our Staff
Mary L. Burress (Office Manager and Legal Assistant to Richard C. “Dickie” Jones): Mary is a Sumter native and a graduate of Winthrop University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Office Management. She began her career with Dickie Jones while still in high school, and then joined the law firm full-time immediately upon college graduation. In her 38 years of comptroller and legal work, Ms. Burress has worked in all aspects of this law firm. Dickie Jones started our firm 39 years ago, and Mary has been here for 38 of those years. She has first-hand experience with every aspect of the court system and knows what is required to deliver excellent legal counsel to our clients. She is the mother of two children, Ben and Emily, and is an active member of The First Baptist Church of Sumter.
Jennifer L. McLeod (Legal Assistant to J Cabot Seth): Jennifer is a native of Sumter County, and her formal education is in Business/Office Systems Technology. Ms. McLeod has been a member of our law firm for 22 years with a focus in workers’ compensation, social security disability and wills, probate and estate work. She is the mother of two children, Kelsey and Dylan.
Vivian C. Hynes (Paralegal to Richard T. Jones): Vivian is a native of Kingstree, South Carolina in our neighboring county of Williamsburg. Ms. Hynes has worked as a paralegal for 35 years during which she has worked in court administration, real estate, wills and estates, criminal defense, and litigation in the all levels of the state court system. She has been a member of our firm since 2001, is married to Eddie Hynes of Sumter, a military veteran, and is the mother of two children, Bradley and Kimberly.
Quick Reference
Phone: 803-773-8676
Fax: 803-775-3461

Richard C. Jones, Ext. 22
Direct Line: (803) 778-6956 richardcjones@jonessethjones.com
J Seth, Ext. 24
jseth@jonessethjones.com
Rick Jones, Ext. 32
rjones@jonessethjones.com


Mary Burress, Ext. 21; mburress@jonessethjones.com
Vivian Hynes, Ext. 25; vhynes@jonessethjones.com
Jennifer McLeod, Ext. 26; jmcleod@jonessethjones.com