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Giving Back

helping our community through scholarship programs, fundraisers, sponsorships, and donations

Joye in the Community

Our community is just as important as our clients

Our firm has been serving the local area for many years. We continue to give back to our neighbors through programs such as the Joye Law Firm Annual Scholarship Program and activities for our selected charitable partner of the year.

Because of our commitment to helping others, the firm created ‘Joye in the Community’—a program that encompasses all of the firm’s community and service efforts to support local education and aid organizations committed to improving the well-being of others.

We also participate in fundraising initiatives that benefit the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, and The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, to name a few.

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Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic
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Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic

Each year, Joye Law Firm partners with a charitable organization. For 2013, we partnered with Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic—a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide health care to uninsured adults living at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level on Johns, Wadmalaw, and James Islands. We committed to raising funds and donating volunteer hours to help this organization continue to serve those in need and help those suffering from chronic diseases, which if left untreated, result in expensive emergency room visits and inpatient, uncompensated care in local hospitals.

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  • JLF Sponsors Free Throw Contest

    For the fourth year in a row, the Joye Law Firm gave local basketball fans the chance to win over $1,000 while benefitting the North Charleston Rotary Club’s scholarship program and Communities In Schools. The contest, which was held in conjunction with the Piggly Wiggly Roundball Classic held at West Ashley High School in Charleston from December 26 through December 29, 2007, allowed participants to buy raffle tickets to win $50, $200, or $1,000 in a “Shoot Three and Win” basketball challenge. All proceeds from the sale of the contest raffle tickets were contributed to the afore-mentioned scholarships or to the Communities In Schools program, which is designed to help at-risk youth stay in school. The Joye Law Firm paid all of the contest participants’ winnings, with the total pay-out exceeding over $2,000.00 this year.

    “The Joye Law Firm’s sponsorship of this half-time contest is a big part of the tournament’s success,” said Tom McTighe, the tournament director. “We’ve always said this tournament is about more than great basketball and having this contest really creates a sense of excitement among the thousands of fans who attend it each year.”

    As part of its sponsorship of the contest, the Joye Law Firm guarantees that one participant will win the grand prize of $1,000 during half-time of the tournament’s championship game (which featured a gallant effort by a talented Pinewood Prep team of Summerville against Gonzaga of Washington, D.C. this year). The winner of this year’s grand prize was 13 year-old Cameron Cox of Hanahan, who is pictured at right with Ken Harrell, the firm’s managing partner. While the firm is proud to sponsor this contest yearly, it was especially gratifying this year based on the letter below which was sent to the firm by Cameron’s parents.

    Dear Mr. Joye, Mr. Harrell, and firm: My name is Alyse Cox and I am the mother of 13 year-old Cameron Cox. He participated and won the Round Ball halftime game. I thought you may want some background on him and our family. We live in Hanahan and have two sons, Cameron, and Chanler, who is 16. Both of our children have been involved in sports their whole life. Cameron was on the Dixie Youth South Carolina team last year that you also supported at the World Series. My husband retired from the military (Army – South Carolina National Guard) on November 1 after 28 years of service. I taught school but have been home with our children for several years. We are truly your average American family.

    Cameron attended the first night of the tournament with a friend/coach who took several students from the Hanahan Middle School basketball team. He bought two raffle tickets and his coach bought one. Cameron’s ticket was called and he proceeded to make all three of his shots and won a two hundred dollar check. As you can imagine, we were shocked and he was thrilled. He informed us that he needed to go back on Saturday for the finals.

    Well, on October 3, our oldest son was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma (cancer in his heel) and he is currently in the hospital at MUSC getting his fourth round of chemo. Chanler is a varsity baseball and basketball player at Hanahan. He also played AAU baseball with the Diamond Warriors this summer. He will have 48 weeks of chemo and six weeks of radiation. We wanted to support Cameron, so we made arrangements for some of his friends/teammates from Hanahan to stay with him while we went to watch Cameron.

    Cameron was one of around eight contestants to shoot the first free-throw. He made his along with two other contestants.This sent him into the final round. Well, my husband had to leave after the first round to go to the hospital to be with Chanler. So we waited until half-time of the next game. The first man missed all three of his shots. Cameron went next and made all of his. The final contestant made his first and missed his second. We all went wild!

    This letter is just to let you know that you brought some “joy” to our family and to thank you for your generosity. Often times in life we are faced with obstacles that we must overcome. We cannot be brought down but must move forward for there will be brighter days ahead. This night was a brighter day! We continue to gain strength from the many blessings that God gives us. Sincerely, Alyse and Stanley Cox

    Obviously, the entire staff at Joye Law Firm was touched by Cameron’s family’s story. Reese Joye, the firm’s founding partner, remarked, “It’s stories like these that make you wish you could find a way to give something to others every day. It really makes you count your blessings.”

    Ken Harrell echoed these sentiments, stating, “Cameron’s parents’ letter really touched all of us. They are far from an ‘average’ family – I think they are remarkable. We were committed to this tournament for years to come but there’s no way we’d consider not being a part of it in the future after being a part of such a special story.”

  • A Relentless Pursuit of Justice

    Prior to trial, Joye Law Firm, L.L.P., successfully reached on behalf of its client, John Whitehead, as the administrator of the estate of Frances Whitehead, his deceased wife, a large settlement of a case against General Motors Corporation and an at-fault driver. (Note: To protect their identity, our client’s names have been changed for this article.) In December of 2002, Mrs. Whitehead purchased a 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer thinking it was safe based on advertising in General Motors Corporation’s brochures as to the vehicle’s over-all strength and durability and the local dealer sales representative’s representations that the vehicle had over-head roof protection, which the Whiteheads understood to mean that it had a well-supported roof.

    In January of 2003, Mrs. Whitehead was returning to the dealership to retrieve an extra key. Her elderly mother was seated in the right front passenger seat and her grandson was seated in the right rear passenger seat. Mrs. Whitehead was maintaining a proper lookout and all passengers were properly belted. As Mrs. Whitehead continued down the highway, another vehicle pulled out from an intersection and hit Mrs. Whitehead’s vehicle in the right rear quarter panel.

    Mrs. Whitehead lost control of the vehicle and it went down into the median. As the 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer was coming up out of the median, it began to roll. The vehicle rolled three times across the opposite side of Mrs. Whitehead’s original lane of travel before finally coming to rest. The roof on Mrs. Whitehead’s side of the vehicle massively crushed down more than 18 inches to the level of being below the headrest of the vehicle. Mrs. Whitehead, who was only four feet and nine inches tall, received fatal head injuries as a result of the extensive roof crush on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The passengers on the right side of the 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, where there was no roof crush, walked away from the accident with minimal injuries.

    Mr. Whitehead’s life was shattered, as were those of Mrs. Whitehead’s three daughters and grandchildren. Instead of celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and other family occasions, the Whitehead family had to adjust to life without Mrs. Whitehead, who served as the indispensable center of the family. In addition, Mr. and Mrs. Whitehead had legal custody of two of their grandchildren for whom Mrs. Whitehead cared. Aside from the tremendous loss of his life-long companion, Mr. Whitehead also suffered economic loss as a result of Mrs. Whitehead’s death. Mrs. Whitehead assisted Mr. Whitehead with certain aspects of his daily business operations and also operated a daycare out of their home.

    A few months after the accident, Mr. Whitehead, who resides in North Carolina, turned to Joye Law Firm for assistance. Joye Law Firm shortly thereafter filed an action in North Carolina on behalf of the Whiteheads against General Motors Corporation and the atfault driver alleging that General Motors Corporation had defectively designed the roof of the 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer by failing to sufficiently reinforce its roof so as to afford passengers like Mrs. Whitehead with any reasonable degree of protection. The lawsuit alleged that General Motors Corporation was aware of the dangers associated with roof crush and knowingly neglected to afford its consumers with protection from a known danger. While vehicle roll-overs do not account for a large number of accidents, they do account for a very large percentage of over-all fatalities. Joye Law Firm vigorously pursued this case, retaining numerous nationally known experts from across the country to assist in the preparation of this case for trial. These experts included an accident reconstructionist who visited the accident scene in North Carolina in order to recreate the accident sequence, a biomechanic to discern how the fatal injury occurred, an automotive design engineer who examined the 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer for defects and then developed an alternative design to the existing roof which would have afforded Mrs. Whitehead with appropriate protection, and an economist to establish the economic loss to Mr. Whitehead due to Mrs. Whitehead’s death. Joye Law Firm also retained a former General Motors Corporation engineer who was prepared to testify that General Motors Corporation was aware that the roofs of its vehicles were weak when subjected to roll-overs. This expert would have testified at trial that rather than stringently testing its vehicles for their performance in reasonably foreseeable roll-over events, General Motors Corporation was subjecting its vehicles’ roofs to only minimal testing that has no correlation to injuries as a result of roof crush.

    Joye Law Firm relentlessly pursued this case in North Carolina on behalf of the Whiteheads. There were numerous heated court battles in North Carolina over General Motors Corporation’s failure to produce documents that were necessary for the preparation of the case for trial. Depositions also took place in Arizona, California, Indiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia. Due to Joye Law Firm’s aggressive prosecution of this case to exhaustively prepare for trial, the case was able to be effectively resolved through mediation before the two-week trial of the case was scheduled to begin.

    Mark C. Joye, who handled the case with the assistance of Amy B. Rothschild, stated, “For years, the danger of roof crush associated with roll-overs has been known to the automobile industry. Despite notice of this obvious hazard, especially as relates to sport utility vehicles, the automobile industry continues to ignore it even though roof strength could be improved at minimal cost. We are glad that we were able to assist Mr. Whitehead in achieving an adequate settlement by holding General Motors Corporation accountable for its actions.”

    In addition to previous automotive product liability cases that have been litigated in California, Michigan, North Carolina, andVirginia, Joye Law Firm, and its product liability team comprised of three attorneys and a support staff, also have ongoing product liability cases in Florida and of course, South Carolina. Joye Law Firm’s present caseload includes a myriad of vehicle manufacturers and defects. Currently, Joye Law Firm is working on cases involving DaimlerChrysler Dodge Dakotas, Dodge Durangos, Freightliner tractor trucks, Plymouth minivans, Ford Motor Company Explorers and Mercury Marquises; and GMC Yukons. While these cases all involve crashworthiness, other specific defects at issue include fuel lines, handling and stability control, roll-over and roof crush, occupant restraint systems, door locking and latch systems, and window glazing.

  • Joye Law Firm’s Recycling Program to Benefit Children With Burn Injuries

    Joye Law Firm, L.L.P., has commenced a program of internally recycling its aluminum soft drink cans. In June, JLF delivered its first installment of bagged cans to Fire station No. 2, located off of Longpoint Road in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.  Many local fire stations in the area collect cans for recycling for the Burned Children’s Fund at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Children’s Hospital.  The South Carolina Children’s Hospital’s Burn Unit cares for about 100 inpatient and almost 400 outpatient youths each year.

    Proceeds received through this recycling program pay for non-medical and service items necessary to the physical and emotional recovery of pediatric burn patients, including rehabilitation equipment and wound care dressings, and image enhancement programs and items like school re-entry programs, and wigs, make-up and special clothing.  The funds from the recycling program are also used for other purposes, including to educate children and families about burn prevention and care, to provide funding for families during treatment such as lodging, food and transportation, and to pay for a special annual camp for burned children called “Camp Can Do.” It is expected that this summer’s camp will be attended by 50 children ranging in age from six (6) to seventeen (17).

    How can you help? It’s easy. Take your cans from home or place of employment to your local fire department.  JLF plans to continue supporting this worthwhile program.

  • BARRIER ISLANDS FREE MEDICAL CLINIC

    barrier-islands-clinicEach year, Joye Law Firm partners with a charitable organization. For 2013, we partnered with Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic—a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide health care to uninsured adults living at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level on Johns, Wadmalaw, and James Islands. We committed to raising funds and donating volunteer hours to help this organization continue to serve those in need and help those suffering from chronic diseases, which if left untreated, result in expensive emergency room visits and inpatient, uncompensated care in local hospitals.

  • JOYE LAW FIRM REPRESENTS GOOSE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL GATORS

    JLF-goose-creek-rings-thumbOur firm proudly volunteered our legal services to the Goose Creek High School football team. Learn more about our fight to keep these exceptional athletes in the state high school playoffs, and how we’re honoring the team after the high school league’s disturbing decision.

  • SHOOT 3 & WIN

    shoot-threeWe recently held our annual Shoot Three and Win Basketball Challenge during the Piggly Wiggly Roundball Challenge at North Charleston High School. We were proud to present our winner, OJ Linney, with a check for $1,000! We all enjoyed watching some great basketball for a good cause.

  • RUTLEDGE HOUSE HOLIDAY DONATION

    rh-holiday-donationWe had our final event at the Rutledge House, Joye In The Community’s 2012 targeted charity. Several members of our firm delivered Christmas gifts and stockings to all of the residents, as well as the remainder of the donated bed linens, towels, toiletries, and paper products from our dry goods collection campaign. In 2012, our law firm contributed more than $10,000 to the home in the form of monetary contributions, goods, and labor.

  • NORTH CHARLESTON CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

    christmas-treeFor the last seven years, we’ve sponsored a Christmas tree during the annual Christmas Festival in North Charleston Park Circle around the Felix C. Davis Community Center. The event included a holiday market, craft vendors, food vendors, and live musical performances.

  • MT. MORIAH CHURCH LUNCHEON

    mt-moriahOn Dec. 7, Ken Harrell spoke at a luncheon organized by Lt. A.A. Williams (our firm’s investigator) for the senior citizens of the Mt. Moriah A.M.E. Church. A.A. has organized and paid for this luncheon for 21 straight years. During the past several years, Joye Law Firm has covered the cost of gift cards for the church’s senior members and has contributed gift bags for the event.

  • RUTLEDGE HOUSE THANKSGIVING DINNER

    thanksgivingLilly Clark and her son Richard helped serve Thanksgiving dinner at the Rutledge House and also brought items collected by our law firm during our donation drive. It was a huge success with delicious Thanksgiving food—including turkey, gravy, dressing, casseroles, and dessert.

  • NAACP’S 96TH ANNUAL FREEDOM FUND BANQUET

    joye-communityWe were a proud sponsor of the Charleston chapter of the NAACP’s 96th Annual Freedom Fund banquet. The banquet is the primary fundraiser for the chapter, and numerous state and local officials spoke at the event.

  • CAS’S 13TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY CHILI COOK-OFF & OYSTER ROAST

    oyster-roastWe sponsored the Charleston Animal Society’s 13th annual Celebrity Chili Cook-Off & Oyster Roast at Joe Riley Stadium on Nov. 17. This family-friendly event included local celebrities in a chili cook-off, as well as oysters, music, and adoptable animals. Our law firm is a proud supporter of CAS, and we were named their corporate partner of the year in 2010.

  • NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2012

    night-outWe were proud to sponsor Taylor Plantation neighborhood’s “National Night Out 2012,” an annual event that promotes neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Our firm has contributed a number of giveaway items to the event for the past few years.

  • WORK DAY AT THE RUTLEDGE HOUSE

    rutledge-houseJoye Law Firm recently participated in a work day at the Rutledge House, the charitable recipient for our 2012 fundraising efforts. We accomplished a great deal of work while having lots of fun. We’d like to thank everyone who donated their time and charitable contributions!

  • NORTH CHARLESTON ELEMENTARY CAREER DAY

    north-charleston-elementaryAttorneys Matt Mason and Ryan LeBlanc visited North Charleston Elementary to give a presentation during the school’s career day festivities to about 75 students.

  • PIGGIN’ OUT FOR JAMES BBQ FEAST

    Pig-OutWe sponsored the Piggin’ Out for James BBQ Feast on Jan. 28 to help raise funds for James Harrelson and his ongoing medical treatment for transverse myelitis. We’re happy to report the event was a huge success and completely sold out!

  • SHOOT THREE AND WIN HALFTIME CHALLENGE

    Winner4We sponsored our annual Shoot Three and Win Halftime Challenge during the Piggly Wiggly Roundball Classic from Dec. 27–30 at North Charleston High School. Congratulations to Ian Rosenblum, 13, for winning the $1,000 grand prize!

  • 2ND ANNUAL AVONDALE 5K RUN & WALK

    avondale_5kWe laced up our running shoes for the second annual Avondale 5K Run + Walk. On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, we joined fellow runners and walkers in the Avondale neighborhood in West Ashley to raise money for the Charles Webb Center.

  • OCTOBER 27: BUS SHED BASH OYSTER ROAST

    oyster_roastWe were excited to be a corporate sponsor of The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center Bus Shed Bash Oyster Roast on Oct. 27! The children’s center is our primary charitable partner for the 2011 Joye In The Community initiatives.

  • KIDS’ CHANCE OF SOUTH CAROLINA SPONSORSHIP

    kidschanceWe’re glad to continue our sponsorship of Kids’ Chance of South Carolina and are proud to announce our Gold Level sponsorship, which will help the organization continue to provide educational scholarships to the dependents of South Carolina workers who have been seriously or fatally injured in work-related accidents or occupational diseases.

  • CHARLESTON ANIMAL SOCIETY’S A FURRY AFFAIR

    furry-affair-2011We were thrilled to again sponsor the Charleston Animal Society’s A Furry Affair on June 25. The event, which included a live and silent auction, raised an amazing $50,000 to help save the lives of animals in the Lowcountry. Click here to watch attorney Ken Harrell as he discusses the fundraiser on WSCS Channel 5 News!

  • ACADEMIC MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL GOLF TOURNAMENT

    pe-amhs-logoOn April 29, We helped support Academic Magnet High School‚’s golf tournament at The Links at Stono Ferry in Charleston by sponsoring a hole at the event, which raised money for the school‚’s athletic department.

  • RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF CHARLESTON BREAKFAST

    joye-communityDeana Nash and Samantha Craven organized the monthly breakfast on April 17, which hosted by the law firm. Many firm employees consistently volunteer their time to help with this ongoing effort.

  • ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY DONATIONS

    pe-stvp_logoAttorneys Ken Harrell and Ryan Leblanc assisted the St. Vincent de Paul Society on April 9 by picking up furniture donations for the charitable organization’s outreach efforts. Click here to learn how you can help.

  • MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION’S JAIL-A-THON

    jlf-shirlyCongratulations to our business manager Shirley Cooke on raising $2,300 in ‚“bail” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as part of its annual Jail-A-Thon fundraiser! She appreciates the donations made for her by several Joye lawyers and employees and also by the law firm.

  • CELEBRATION OF HOPE

    JLF-Dee-Norton-LogoOn March 10, we celebrated The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center 20 years of service to abused children and their families during the Celebration of Hope. This event honored the leadership of those who provide continued support and guidance. Click here for photos from the event.

  • CHART A COURSE FOR CHILDREN

    lowcountryWe were excited to support The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center during a dinner and silent auction at Fleet Landing on February 16. We donated two bicycles to be auctioned during the event, which helped raise funds to provide services for child abuse victims and their families here in the community.

  • SHOOT THREE AND WIN CHALLENGE WINNER ANNOUNCED

    shoot-3-2010-thumbCongratulations to Henry Myers for winning our Shoot Three and Win Challenge held during the 18th Annual Piggly Wiggly Roundball Classic. After sinking more foul shots and layups than the other participants, Henry went home with a $1,000 grand prize.Click here for more information.

  • RUNNING FOR JAMES

    running-4-jamesAs a Silver Sponsor of the Running for James 5k, we helped raise funds for James Harrelson, a local teen who was diagnosed Transverse Myelitis, an uncurable neurological disorder caused by inflammation across both sides of one level, or segment, of the spinal cord. The proceeds from the family-friendly run/walk benefited James and his family by helping pay for the teen’s medical treatment.

  • SIXTH ANNUAL FRIENDS OF THE HUNLEY’S OYSTER ROAST & SILENT AUCTION

    oyster-roast-logoWe sponsored the Sixth Annual Friends of the Hunley’s Oyster Roast and Silent Auction in Charleston. The event helped raise funds for the preservation of the H. L. Hunley submarine, which was used during the Civil War and became the world’s first successful combat submarine by sinking the USS Housatonic on February 17, 1864. This annual event included good food and a silent auction filled with exciting packages and weekend getaways.

  • INJURED WORKERS’ ADVOCATES ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    iwa-logo-smallOur law firm was a Gold Sponsor of the Injured Workers’ Advocates Annual Conference at Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. The IWA is a nonprofit association comprised of attorneys who are dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers and their families in South Carolina.

  • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

    6.22CHFlogoJoye Law Firm sponsored the Habitat for Humanity of Horry County’s annual golf tournament at the Myrtle Beach National Golf Club.

  • RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MONTHLY DINNER

    joye-communityJoye Law Firm has sponsored a monthly dinner at the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston since 2007.

  • JOYE LAW FIRM YARD SALE TO BENEFIT MUSC

    yard-saleWe held a yard sale at our office on Saturday, August 21, to benefit for the Medical University of South Carolina. Thanks to everyone for coming out and helping us raise nearly $900 to help support a great cause!

  • RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MONTHLY DINNER

    joye-communityJoye Law Firm has sponsored a monthly dinner at the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston since 2007.

  • NORTH CHARLESTON BASEBALL SPONSORSHIP COOKOUT

    baseball-thumbJoye Law Firm was a proud sponsor of North Charleston Baseball and attended a cookout at Collins Park to recognize the players, coaches, and sponsors.

  • JOYE LAW FIRM ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

    2010-scholars-thumbEach spring, Joye Law Firm awards graduating seniors from area high schools with scholarships to assist them with college expenses. Click here to learn more about this year’s recipients.

  • RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MONTHLY DINNER

    joye-communityJoye Law Firm has sponsored a monthly dinner at the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston since 2007.

  • CHARLESTON ANIMAL SOCIETY’S A FURRY AFFAIR

    furry-affairJoye Law Firm was proud to be the title sponsor of the Charleston Animal Society’s A Furry Affair fundraiser on June 19. The event raised more than $60,000 and provided the perfect chance to bid on great items, enjoy music, and help save animals!

  • RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MONTHLY DINNER

    joye-communityJoye Law Firm has sponsored a monthly dinner at the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston since 2007.

  • RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MONTHLY DINNER

    joye-communityJoye Law Firm has sponsored a monthly dinner at the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston since 2007.

  • RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MONTHLY DINNER

    joye-communityJoye Law Firm has sponsored a monthly dinner at the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston since 2007.

  • 27TH ANNUAL OMAR SHRINE CLOWNS “ONE CLUB” GOLF TOURNAMENT

    omar-clown-thumbJoye Law Firm helped sponsor the 27th Annual Omar Shrine Clowns “One Club” Golf Tournament to benefit the Shrine Hospitals and Burn Centers for Children. The event was held at the Coastal Carolina University, Quail Creek Golf Course in Conway.

  • RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MONTHLY DINNER

    joye-communityJoye Law Firm has sponsored a monthly dinner at the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston since 2007.

  • COASTAL CRISIS CHAPLAINCY 19TH ANNIVERSARY BANQUET AND SILENT AUCTION

    joye-communityJoye Law Firm sponsored a table during the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy’s annual fundraising dinner.

  • CHARLESTON ANIMAL SOCIETY’S PARTNER OF THE YEAR

    animal-societyOn January 19, Joye Law Firm was awarded as the 2009 Corporate Partner of the Year by the Charleston Animal Society during its Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony. Furthermore, paralegal Tara Gerardi was given the President’s Award for going above and beyond to support the shelter’s mission and animal welfare.

  • RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MONTHLY DINNER

    joye-communityJoye Law Firm has sponsored a monthly dinner at the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston since 2007.

  • SIXTH ANNUAL SHOOT THREE AND WIN CHALLENGE

    shoot-three-2009University of South Carolina student Kevin Fletcher won the $1,000 grand prize during the firm’s sixth annual Shoot Three and Win Challenge, which was held in conjunction with the 17th Annual Piggly Wiggly Roundball Classic. The final night of the tournament proved to be exciting, as the last two participants went four rounds until Fletcher’s opponent missed a free throw. Proceeds raised during the basketball challenge benefited the North Charleston Rotary Club’s scholarship program and Communities in Schools.

  • RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MONTHLY DINNER

    joye-communityJoye Law Firm has sponsored a monthly dinner at the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston since 2007.

  • RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MONTHLY DINNER

    joye-communityJoye Law Firm has sponsored a monthly dinner at the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston since 2007.

  • KIDS CHANCE 5K RACE/WALK

    kidschanceThe members of Joye Law Firm joined many others at the Kids Chance 5K, which helped build scholarship funds for the dependants of South Carolina workers who have been seriously injured or killed on the job.

  • PAWS IN THE PARK

    pawsJoye Law Firm was proud to be the expo sponsor for the Charleston Animal Society’s Paws in the Park and Walk for the Animals event at Park Circle in North Charleston. The event featured a walk fundraiser, games, food, live music, and activities for pets and families—including pet contests for sloppiest kisser, best tail wagger, and best costume. In addition to raising more than $36,000, the event resulted in 13 dogs and puppies finding new and loving homes.

  • RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MONTHLY DINNER

    ronald2Joye Law Firm has sponsored a monthly dinner at the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston since 2007.

  • RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MONTHLY DINNER

    ronaldJoye Law Firm has sponsored a monthly dinner at the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston since 2007.

  • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

    6.22CHFlogoOn September 12, four firm members golfed to benefit the Habitat for Humanity of Horry County, which raised more than $18,000. The tournament is the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year and was held at the Myrtle Beach National Golf Club.

  • CHARLESTON HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CEREMONY

    habitat-dedicationMembers of Joye Law Firm presented Charleston Habitat for Humanity with the proceeds raised from the firm’s garage sale, which totaled $1,700.
    “It was a nice ceremony, and it was rewarding to meet the homeowner and her grandson,” said firm member Erin Rojas, who attended the event. “Habitat rehabilitated the house to be more handicap-accessible for her grandson, who has cerebral palsy.”

  • RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MONTHLY DINNER

    joye-communityJoye Law Firm has sponsored a monthly dinner at the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston since 2007.

  • JOYE LAW FIRM GARAGE SALE

    6.22CHFlogoJoye Law Firm had a firm-wide garage sale to benefit Charleston Habitat for Humanity. The sale was held in the firm’s parking lot and included items ranging from kitchen items and sporting goods to electronics and furniture. The sale raised more than $1,700 for Habitat for Humanity, and everything that wasn’t sold was donated to Goodwill.

  • 6TH ANNUAL LOWCOUNTRY SPORTS AUCTION

    hanahan-hsJoye Law Firm sponsored Hanahan High School Athletic Booster Club’s 6th Annual Lowcountry Sports Auction on August 8. Money raised will support the student athletes of Hanahan High School through award and recognition banquets, facility improvements, equipment and uniform purchases, and scholarships.

  • CHARLESTON HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOME BUILD

    habitat-groupOn August 8, firm members assisted in a Habitat for Humanity home build in North Charleston.

  • RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MONTHLY DINNER

    joye-communityJoye Law Firm has sponsored a monthly dinner at the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston since 2007.

  • PARK CIRCLE WALK-A-THON

    6.22CHFlogoMembers of Joye Law Firm raised donations to help sponsor their participation in the Park Circle Walk-a-Thon to benefit Charleston Habitat for Humanity. The three-mile walk took place in Park Circle, North Charleston.

  • CHARLESTON ANIMAL SOCIETY’S A FURRY AFFAIR

    animal-societyJoye Law Firm sponsored “A Furry Affair,” the largest annual fundraiser for the Charleston Animal Society. Since 2008, the firm has donated more than $1,500 to the fundraiser, which raises money to support the society’s efforts to provide food, shelter, and medical care to homeless animals in Charleston County.

  • SUMMERVILLE FAMILY YMCA FLOWERTOWN FESTIVAL

    ymcaThe Summerville Family YMCA has been holding the Flowertown Festival, which attracts more than 200,000 annually, since 1972. The proceeds from the festival continue the YMCA’s philanthropic mission by offering programs at an affordable rate and helping needy families who cannot afford to pay program or membership fees.

  • FIFTH ANNUAL SHOOT THREE AND WIN CHALLENGE

    bballJoye Law Firm’s fifth annual “Shoot Three and Win Basketball Challenge” challenge, which benefitted the North Charleston Rotary Club’s scholarship program and Communities in Schools, was held in conjunction with the Piggly Wiggly Roundball Classic and allowed participants the chance to win $50, $200, or $1,000. The firm paid all of the contest participants’ winnings, with the total payout exceeding more than $3,000 this year. In total, the tournament and the contest raised approximately $45,000 for the two charities. Robert Howard, 15, of Walterboro won the $1,000 grand prize after hitting four consecutive free throws as part of a shoot-out format.

  • 2008 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

    scholarship-2008Joye Law Firm awarded four graduating seniors from area high schools with $2,500 scholarships to assist them with college expenses. The professionals at Joye Law Firm congratulate Amanda Fox of Hanahan High School, Samantha Dorsey of Goose Creek High School; and Nicholas Cleveland and Synetria Jones of Summerville High School.

  • FOURTH ANNUAL SHOOT THREE AND WIN BASKETBALL CHALLENGE

    pigglyJoye Law Firm’s fourth annual “Shoot Three and Win Basketball Challenge” challenge, which benefitted the North Charleston Rotary Club’s scholarship program and Communities In Schools, was held in conjunction with the Piggly Wiggly Roundball Classic and allowed participants the chance to win $50, $200, or $1,000. Cameron Cox, 13, of Hanahan won the grand prize of $1,000 after successfully making four consecutive free-throw shots. Joye Law Firm paid all of the contest participants’ winnings, with the total payout exceeding more than $2,000 this year.

  • 2007 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

    scholarship-2007Joye Law Firm awarded four graduating seniors from area high schools with $2,500 scholarships to assist them with college expenses. The professionals at Joye Law Firm congratulate Kimberly Dodson of Goose Creek High, Joseph L. Bishop of Hanahan High, Jolisa D. Dickinson of North Charleston High, and Joseph P. Current of Summerville High.

  • RECYCLING PROGRAM TO BENEFIT CHILDREN WITH BURN INJURIES

    recycleJoye Law Firm, L.L.P., has commenced a program of internally recycling its aluminum soft drink cans. In June, JLF delivered its first installment of bagged cans to Fire station No. 2, located off of Longpoint Road in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.  Many local fire stations in the area collect cans for recycling for the Burned Children’s Fund at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Children’s Hospital.  The South Carolina Children’s Hospital’s Burn Unit cares for about 100 inpatient and almost 400 outpatient youths each year.

    Proceeds received through this recycling program pay for non-medical and service items necessary to the physical and emotional recovery of pediatric burn patients, including rehabilitation equipment and wound care dressings, and image enhancement programs and items like school re-entry programs, and wigs, make-up and special clothing.  The funds from the recycling program are also used for other purposes, including to educate children and families about burn prevention and care, to provide funding for families during treatment such as lodging, food and transportation, and to pay for a special annual camp for burned children called “Camp Can Do.” It is expected that this summer’s camp will be attended by 50 children ranging in age from six (6) to seventeen (17).

    How can you help? It’s easy. Take your cans from home or place of employment to your local fire department.  JLF plans to continue supporting this worthwhile program.

  • ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

    JLF-Scholars-2006Joye Law Firm was pleased to present four local high school graduates with $2,500 scholarships to be used towards furthering their educations. The professionals at Joye Law Firm wish to congratulate Alishia Jenkins of Goose Creek High School, Randy Barrineau of Hanahan High School, Megan Clark of North Charleston High School, and Shea Sellers of Summerville High School.

  • THIRD ANNUAL SHOOT THREE AND WIN BASKETBALL CHALLENGE

    bball2Joye Law Firm’s third annual “Shoot Three and Win Basketball Challenge” challenge, which benefitted the North Charleston Rotary Club’s scholarship program and Communities In Schools, allowed participants the chance to win $50, $200, or $1,000. Eric Wagenlander won the grand prize of $1,000 after successfully making consecutive free-throw shots.

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