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Meet Chris McCool

South Carolina Injury Lawyer


Christopher J. McCool, a native of Huntsville, Alabama, attended the University of Kansas on a swimming scholarship. After graduation in 1987, he attended Washington and Lee University School of Law, from which he received his law degree in 1991.

Following law school, Mr. McCool practiced corporate defense law with Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, a preeminent southeastern regional law firm based in South Carolina. Since he joined the Joye Law Firm in 1997, he has focused his practice on representing individuals harmed by defective products and in personal injury and antitrust cases.

Christopher McCool
  • Education:

    • University of Kansas, B.S.
    • Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D.
  • Certificates & Honors:

    • National Champion, United States Masters Swimming, 2015
    • Top 10 in USA, United States Masters Swimming, 2010-2014
  • Professional Associations & Memberships:

    • Member of Leaders Forum, American Association for Justice
    • Member, South Carolina Bar Association
  • Notable Cases:

    • $5.8 million settlement in a personal injury case.Plaintiff injured in automobile collision.
    • $5.0 million product liability
    • $3.5 million MVA/dram shop
    • $2.75 million premises liability
    • $2.15 million settlement in a premises liability case. Plaintiff injured at work site because of insufficient guard rail.
    • $2 million rongful death/MVA (commercial vehicle)
    • $1.6 million settlement in a premises liability case. Trip and fall outside commercial establishment.
    • $900K wrongful death (officer involved shooting)
    • $850K auto-pedestrian
    • $750K premises liability
    • $750,000 in a personal injury case.Client injured while entering convenience store.

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"Without Chris, I don't know where I would be or what my family would do. He has been with us throughout. At my bedside. With my family during surgeries. Contacting doctors to help me get better. Chris was just my lawyer – now, he's my friend."

— Tommy, Actual Client


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Q: What is my case worth?

Every case is different. The facts, the clients’ injuries, and the way the clients progress throughout the case are all factors that can affect the outcome. Once a client has been released from the doctor and I have all the medical records, I investigate each facet of the case and look at it from every angle. I gather all the information about the progression of treatment, future prognosis, and investigate the actions of the defendant before I begin to estimate what a case is worth. There is simply too much information in each claim to hazard a guess at the beginning, but I promise to work thoroughly and diligently until I know exactly what we have ahead of us.
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Selected to the Super Lawyers' Top 10 List in South Carolina.

Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in South Carolina and we are incredibly honored for Mark C. Joye to have been named one of the Top 10 Super Lawyers in South Carolina for 2016. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Mark C. Joye is not only a highly respected personal injury attorney who handles a full spectrum of cases, from brain injuries and defective products to nursing home abuse and workers' compensation, but he is a strong advocate for positive change in his profession and community. He has also served as lead counsel in numerous cases involving victims who suffered catastrophic injuries or wrongful death through car or trucking accidents.


Giving back to our area is important to us.

From our offices in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Clinton, and Columbia, SC, we have been fighting to help people face legal challenges since 1968. Our lawyers and staff devote just as much assistance to our community as we do to our clients. We have been giving back to the local area for many years and continue to serve our neighbors through programs such as the Joye Law Firm Annual Scholarship Program and community service initiatives for our annual charitable partner of the year.

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