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Passion. Experience. Dedication.

Sweetgrass Law Group

Our Vision

Sweetgrass Law Group believes in contributing to the success of our clients by providing high-quality legal services with a focus on the client’s unique needs and ambitions, in a manner that adheres to the highest standards of excellence and integrity.


We are dedicated to the success of our clients, and it is our mission to inspire innovation within our community by implementing creative solutions in a collaborative legal setting to foster the entrepreneurial experience of the next generation of community and business leaders.

Our Attorneys

Headshot of Attorney Whitner Slagsvol.

Office: (843) 804-8502
Fax: (843) 804-8503
Mobile: (803) 622-9428


Founder & Partner

Native South Carolinian, Edwin Whitner “Whit” Slagsvol founded Slagsvol Law Firm, LLC, in 2017 as Charleston’s premier boutique commercial and civil litigation practice offering a suite of services designed for startup businesses. The firm’s legal incubation platform is designed to nurture the new generation of entrepreneurial talent. Whit has been recognized by his peers and by the Super Lawyers publication as a Rising Star in Business Law, specifically as a “Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Charleston, SC.”

The foundation of Whit’s practice is to foster the entrepreneurial experience by giving corporate and individual clients the attention of a major company’s in-house counsel through customized coverage tailored to the client’s legal needs. Focusing primarily on the representation of startups, nonprofits, entertainment, and emerging small businesses, the ethos of the firm is to serve as a strategic partner by helping navigate and anticipate the client’s unique legal circumstances during the critical stages of pivotal growth.

Whit earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the Charleston School of Law where he was the recipient of the highest grade CALI Award in Products Liability, and he was selected to be a distinguished select student member of the James L. Petigru Inn of Court. He earned a Bachelor of the Arts degree in English from the College of Charleston following graduation from Episcopal High School, a boarding school in Alexandria, Virginia.

As a lifelong Lowcountry local, Whit’s range of community involvement includes: the Junior Achievement Program, where he teaches financial literacy to young children; the Be A Mentor program working with local youth; and his commitment to local activism includes hosting campaign events for many candidates, including Joe Cunningham, previous representative for SC’s 1st Congressional District.

Outside of the office, Whit is an accomplished outdoorsman, conservationist, an avid traveler, proud dog owner, political activist, and a movie nerd according to his two sisters.


    Juris Doctorate, 2015

    Bachelor of Arts, English, 2012

    Boarding School, Virginia, 2008


  • South Carolina Bar Association, Member

  • Warrior Surf Foundation, Board Member

  • Junior Achievement, Volunteer Teacher

  • Be a Mentor Program, Mentor Participant 

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Fundraising Committee

Headshot of Attorney Ryan Webster.

Office: (843) 804-8502 
Fax: (843) 804-8503 
Direct: (843) 606-0577


Founder & Partner

Ryan Webster was the founding partner at Webster Law before establishing his second firm Sweetgrass Law Group. A native of the Carolina’s, Ryan graduated from the University of South Carolina with a double major in Marketing and Management focused primarily in the entrepreneur field. After undergrad, Ryan worked with Horack Talley (now Offit Kurman Law) in Charlotte, NC before attending law school at Charleston School of Law. During law school, Ryan was Vice President of the student body and won both the Moot Court and Trial advocacy internal competitions.

Prior to founding Sweetgrass Law Group, Ryan was a supervising attorney with a large personal injury firm in Charleston, SC. Aside from being one of the top producing attorneys, Ryan was also tasked with training new attorney hires and consistently managed around 5 associate attorneys at a time.

Ryan lives in Charleston with his wife, Meredith, and his daughter Georgia Grace. In his spare time,  Ryan can be found out on the water fishing or on the golf course. Otherwise, Ryan enjoys spending time with family and volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the LowCountry.


    Juris Doctorate, 2015

    Bachelor of Arts, Marketing, 2011
    Bachelor of Arts, Management, 2011


  • South Carolina Bar Association, Member

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mentor

  • Charleston County Bar Association, Member

  • Young Lawyers Division

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Innovative Advocacy


Times have changed. Today’s clients bring new energy and perspective to shopping for lawyers. Legal consumers understand that they have have alternatives to the representation provided by traditional law firms. Simply put, clients want a law firm that provides them with a meaningful client experience in addition to legal efficiency. The future of law belongs to firms that embrace this change and adopt a client-centered approach to the delivery of legal services.


Our innovative startup incubation platform offers an affordable suite of services, strategically designed to nurture the new generation of entrepreneurial talent to establish each small business in a position to achieve and sustain success.

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