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In addition to practicing law, Jonny is also frequently called upon to give his opinion as a legal analyst for nearly every major cable news network along the Grand Strand and Pee Dee. He maintains many strong community ties by serving on the board of the Hope House of Myrtle Beach as well as a community liaison for the Kicks and Ties Gala benefitting inner city youth.


Jonny has received awards and recognition from the City of Myrtle Beach for his continued commitment to advocating and helping the youth of our community. He has also been honored and the keynote speaker at an assembly held at Myrtle Beach High School for overcoming adversity and maintaining a positive community impact.


When Jonny is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife, Cia, and their beloved blue pitbull “Rhea.” They can usually be found on the river, at the beach or at home rooting for the Gamecocks.

In 2009, Jonny was diagnosed with Complex PTSD and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. After his diagnosis, he became addicted to benzodiazepines, which were prescribed by his doctor,  and alcohol.  After a suicide attempt in 2018, Jonny was admitted to an inpatient treatment facility for 40 days away from his wife and family. 

Jonny's experience not only gave him an incredible insight into the world of chronic pain, mental illness, and addiction, but it also opened his eyes to the lack of treatment options in Horry County. Because of this, he began a free PTSD and anxiety group to offer support and connection for those who do not have access to treatment. His support group has gained a tremendous following, with over 500 online members. 40 of those members gather once a month for his local group meeting. 


If you are dealing with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and the prescriptions that come along with them, you likely know what it’s like to feel isolated. The stigma that surrounds mental health issues compounds the already heartbreaking diagnosis. If you have been strong enough to seek help, you’ve probably noticed a disconnect between those trying to help you and your pain. Many people, like myself, have undergone the most intensive and expensive treatment that money can buy. What we have learned, and what many professionals will even tell you, is that group sessions are oftentimes the most beneficial type of help that someone suffering can find.


Isolation is one of the worst symptoms and effects of PTSD/Anxiety/Depression. Many of you who are struggling wonder how can you communicate or relate to someone at all because of the horrific feelings of sadness, shame, guilt, anger, exhaustion, and self harm. Once you step into our group, those worries that you are alone in your fight begin to vanish. The relief in feeling connected, finally, to someone or some group who is going through similar things that you are is long overdue for most. You learn more about yourself, your struggle, your strength, just by showing up. Reach out. Come to our meetings. It’s time for you to heal. You are not broken. You are not an embarrassment. You are not different. You are not alone. 

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