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Joye Law Firm is pleased to announce that Mark C. Joye, the Head of our Litigation Department, has been selected for inclusion in South Carolina Super Lawyers for the 17th consecutive year. In addition to having been selected every year since 2008,  he has also earned a place on three prestigious lists:


  • Top 10: Charleston, SC Super Lawyers: 2018-2020, 2022-2024Mark Joye SC Super Lawyers Mark Joye has been included in Super Lawyers for 15+ years
  • Top 10: South Carolina Super Lawyers: 2016-2020, 2022-2024
  • Top 25: South Carolina Super Lawyers: 2016-2024

Super Lawyers Nomination Process

Super Lawyers acknowledges the nation’s leading attorneys, spanning various practice areas and firm sizes. They employ a unique process involving independent research and peer evaluations to identify qualified candidates. Final selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The rigorous, multi-step process creates a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for consumers searching for legal counsel.

Step 1: Nominations

Attorneys cannot nominate themselves, and they are prohibited from campaigning. They enter the candidate pool through a managing partner survey, peer nominations, third-party feedback, and identification by the Super Lawyers research team.

Step 2: Independent Research

Super Lawyers evaluates candidates based on 12 indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition. These include:

  • Verdicts/settlements
  • Transactions
  • Representative clients
  • Experience
  • Honors and awards
  • Special licenses and certifications
  • Position within the law firm
  • Bar and or professional activity
  • Pro bono and community service
  • Scholarly lectures and writings
  • Education and employment background

Step 3: Peer Evaluation

Candidates with the highest point totals from nominations and independent research serve on the Blue Ribbon Panel. Panel members evaluate others within their primary practice area.

Step 4: Final Selection

A representative number of attorneys from small, medium, and large firms are selected. Only 2.5% are named Rising Stars, while 5% are designated Super Lawyers. To be eligible for Rising Stars, a candidate much be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

Mark Joye standing in front of a Joye Law Firm sign

Head of Joye Law Firm Litigation, Partner Mark C. Joye

Attorney Mark C. Joye’s remarkable career is a testament to his unwavering commitment to legal excellence and client advocacy. For an astonishing 17 consecutive years, Mark has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, a recognition bestowed upon only 5 percent of attorneys in the state.

Beyond his Super Lawyers accolades, Mark has garnered widespread acclaim for his legal prowess. He holds a perfect 10.0 Avvo Rating from 2017 to the present. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2013, and was named Lawyer of the Year for Charleston Personal Injury Litigation in 2016 and Lawyer of the year for Product Liability Litigation in 2017 and 2020.

Mark’s commitment to justice extends beyond the courtroom. Mark is serving as the President of the Charleston County Bar Association for 2024-2025, where he continues to advocate for the legal profession and the community at large. He also holds the title of Past President of the South Carolina Association for Justice and the American Board of Trial Advocates, Charleston Chapter.

Avvo rating 10.0 superb top rated personal injury attorneyBest Lawyers 2020 Lawyer of the Year logo awarded to Mark C. Joye for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs in Charleston SC

Notable and Recent Verdicts and Settlements

Attorney Mark Joye’s legal acumen and dedication to his clients have resulted in numerous notable verdicts and settlements. Among these are:

  • A $262.5 million verdict against Chrysler Corporation for the family of a child who was tragically killed after being ejected from a vehicle with a defective door latch. This decision led to the recall of the part, saving the lives of potential future victims. The jury award remains the largest personal injury verdict in South Carolina history.
  • A $6 million verdict awarded by a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina (Charleston Division) to an injured S.C. Department of Transportation worker.
  • A $17 million award to the surviving family members of a young Canadian couple and their infant son, who tragically perished in a fiery crash on Interstate 95 near Florence, South Carolina.
  • A $2.41 million settlement for two sisters who suffered severe and permanent injuries in a car accident fueled by needless recklessness.

Mark’s impact extends beyond individual cases. Metanoia, a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of the Chicora-Cherokee community in North Charleston, faced a devastating fire in 2020. When the non-profit’s insurance provider refused to pay for the damage, Metanoia’s Rev. Bill Stanfield knew he needed legal help. Attorney Joye took the case on pro-bono, and leveraged his legal skills to secure a significant settlement for the organization, ensuring it could continue its vital work in the community.

Attorney Mark C. Joye’s legacy of legal excellence, client advocacy, and community service continues to inspire and set the standard for legal professionals across South Carolina and beyond.

Mark Joye and Ken Harrell discussing a case

If you have suffered an injury in a car accident or through a defective product, our personal injury attorneys are here to help. Even if Attorney Mark Joye is not personally assigned to your case, you can rest assured knowing that every one of Joye Law Firm’s client’s cases is handled with the skill and care it deserves. Because of our unique approach to handling cases, everyone receives the collective wisdom of the entire personal injury team, with Attorney Joye working closely with each attorney to maximize client compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation to see how we can help.

About the Author

Since 1968, the South Carolina personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys of Joye Law Firm have been committed to securing compensation for accident and injury victims. Our compassionate and dedicated lawyers have over 300 years of combined litigation experience, and many of them have been recognized as South Carolina Super Lawyers. For many years, our South Carolina personal injury law firm has been listed with an AV rating in the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell legal directory.

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