Joye Law Firm is proud to announce that Joye Law Firm Partner and Head of our Litigation Department, Mark Joye, has been installed as the President of the Charleston County Bar Association (CCBA) for the 2024-2025 term. The installation ceremony, held on February 22 at the Francis Marion Hotel, marked a significant moment in Mark Joye’s illustrious legal career.

Upcoming Initiatives as CCBA President

In his role as the Charleston County Bar Association President, Mark Joye aims to foster reconnection and professional growth among its members. He plans to organize in-person social events, charitable projects, and continuing education seminars.

Mark is particularly keen on engaging both younger and more experienced attorneys, recognizing their vital contributions to the legal community. During his address to the CCBA Annual Meeting, he made the following remarks on collaboration, “We need to do more to look out for our fellow lawyers. In our profession, we are supposed to be problem solvers. As such, it can be tough  recognizing when we, ourselves, need help. With 2,200 bar members, if you see a fellow bar member and they need help, do the right thing and point them in the direction to get them some help. Our Bar is only as good as what our members do for one another.”

He also called for courteous treatment of opposing counsel, “You will have a case where you have a strong position, but later on you will be the one who has the weak position. And how you treated the lawyer on the other side of the case when you had a strong position is going to get turned around on you when you for certain have the weaker position. I want to impress that you can be a zealous advocate for your client, and you can still be civil and courteous to the person on the other side of the case. And that pays off in dividends.”

About Joye Law Firm Partner Mark Joye

Mark Joye is not only a seasoned trial lawyer, but also a dedicated advocate for the legal community. With a focus on personal injury law, Mark has been an influential figure in the field for several decades.

Mark earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia. Following in his father and founder of Joye Law Firm’s footsteps, Mark joined the firm in 1992, following a stint with an insurance defense firm.

Mark’s dedication to his clients is evident in his impressive track record. In 1997, he secured a landmark verdict of $262.5 million for the parents of a child involved in a tragic accident. This remains the largest personal injury verdict in South Carolina history.

Mark’s commitment to excellence has earned him numerous accolades. He has been honored by South Carolina Super Lawyers since 2008, consistently ranking in the Top 10. Best Lawyers in America has recognized him since 2013, naming him the “Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year” in 2016. Mark has received an AV Preeminent Rating (5.0 out of 5.0), a 10.0 Avvo Rating, and the Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Silver Award in 2019.

Mark’s leadership extends beyond the courtroom. He serves on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice, and is part of the AAJ’s Leaders’ Forum. As a Past President and Capital Club Member of the South Carolina Association for Justice, Mark remains actively engaged in shaping the legal landscape.

Congratulations from Your Colleagues at Joye Law Firm

Joye Law Firm congratulates Mark Joye on his prestigious appointment as the 2024-2025 President of the Charleston County Bar Association. This well-deserved honor reflects not only his outstanding leadership and legal expertise, but also underscores his unwavering commitment to community service. Mark Joye serves as an exemplary representative of the legal profession, and the admiration and respect that our team holds for him make this appointment all the more significant.

 

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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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