Ryan Gaylord | Max Hyde Law Firm | Family and Divorce Lawyer | Spartanburg, South Carolina


Ryan E. Gaylord


Member Profile

Ryan E. Gaylord has a heart for helping clients and community service. Ryan currently serves as chairman of the City of Spartanburg Board of Zoning Appeals. Ryan also volunteers with numerous community organizations, including serving as Past Chairman of the Children’s Cancer Partners, Inc. board of directors, the Chair of Church Council for Trinity United Methodist Church of Spartanburg and as President of the United Methodist Men at Trinity UMC. Ryan was also a member of the Leadership Spartanburg Class of 2017, learning about issues facing the city and surrounding community.

A native of Alabama, Ryan and his wife, Brooks, chose to raise their children, Sarah Brooks, Patricia and Paul, in Spartanburg. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his children in various sports, alpine mountaineering, fly-fishing, and reading.


Bar Admissions: South Carolina, North Carolina, U.S. District Court – Western District of North Carolina, U.S. District Court – South Carolina

Memberships: SC Bar Association, NC Bar Association

Law School: Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, 2006

College: Millsaps College, B.BA., Accounting, Minor in English Literature, 2003

Civic and Community Engagement:
Board of Zoning and Appeals, City of Spartanburg
Past Chairman of the Board of Directors, Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas, Inc.
President, United Methodist Men, Trinity United Methodist Church of Spartanburg
Graduate, Leadership Spartanburg, Class of 2017
Opportunity Grant Committee for the Rotary Club of Spartanburg
Rotary Club of Spartanburg, Member
Past MANNA Food Bank Volunteer
Past Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyers Program Volunteer Committee Chair, Youth