Meet Our Team

We count on our team everyday, and so can you.

Reese Joye opened the doors of the Joye Law Firm in 1968 to guide people through some of the most difficult times of their lives. Our South Carolina accident attorneys work diligently to do more than help our clients get the compensation they deserve – we help restore the quality of their lives.

At Joye Law Firm, we are proud of what we do and we are honored to be a part of our community. We established Joye in the Community to give back to our neighbors, support local education, help local charities, and improve the health and well-being of those around us.

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Best Law Firms 2021
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
B Member
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers 2021 Small
BBB
ASJ Leaders Forum
National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Google Review
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A peek into the history of Joye Law Firm

Helping good people is a family tradition

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Joye Law Firm first opens it's doors

Joye moves to 5861 Rivers Avenue in North Charleston

Reese Joye is Appointed Chair of the Aviation Section of the Trial Lawyers of America (currently known as the American Association for Justice)

Reese Joye is Appointed Chair of the Criminal Defense Section of the Trial Lawyers of America (currently known as the American Association for Justice)

Reese Joye Serves as Founding President of the SC Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Hired Attorney Mark Joye

Hired Attorney Ken Harrell

$262.5 Million Verdict

$262.5 million verdict for family of deceased child in an automotive product liability claim.

Hired Attorney Christopher J. McCool

$225K Settlement; $7 Million Settlement

$7 million settlement in product liability case involving a defective door latch for a woman who was paralyzed.

$3.5 Million Settlement

$3.5 million dollar settlement in dram shop action (case against store which negligently sold alcohol to a minor) for woman who sustained severe head injuries in car crash caused by the minor.

$5.9 Million Settlement; Hired Attorney Matthew W. Jackson

$5.9 million settlement for client who sustained brain injuries in a car accident.

$5 Million Settlement

$5 million settlement in automotive product liability case for family of woman killed due to defective door latch.

$2.775 Million Settlement; $4.375 Million Settlement

$2.775 million settlement for a man whose leg was amputated after a stairwell collapse

The Joye Law Firm Scholarship Contest is Started

Joye Law Firm Becomes a Sponsor of the Rotary's Shoot Three and Win Challenge at the Annual Roundball Classic

$2.3 Million Settlement; Hired Attorney Patrick L. Jennings

$2.3 million settlement for man who lost his arm due to unguarded industrial machinery.

  • Ken Harrell Becomes Managing Partner of Joye Law Firm

  • Pat Jennings Joins Joye Law Firm

$3.86 Million Settlements

Two separate $3.86 million settlements for families of two men killed in a tractor trailer accident.

  • Mark Joye in Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers for the first time.

  • Months Before His Passing, Reese Joye Is Recognized by the SC Senate

  • Joye Law Firm Opens an Office in Myrtle Beach, SC

  • “Joye in the Community” Program is Started to Give Back to the Local Community

  • Joye is Named “Corporate Partner of the Year” by Charleston Animal Society

  • John Roxon joins Joye Law Firm

Mark Joye Becomes President of the South Carolina Association of Justice

$3.85 Million Settlement; $250K Settlement; $465K Settlement

  • Ken Harrell is Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers for the first time.

  • Ken Harrell is Appointed Chairman of South Carolina Injured Workers’ Advocates

  • The Joye Law Firm Soccer Team Wins the Indoor League Championship

$1.5 Million Settlement; $478K Settlement; Hired Attorney Jeff Gerardi

  • Joye Law Firm Become “Lawyers for Gators” by Teaming Up with Goose Creek High School

  • Ken Harrell Joins the Board of Trustees for Ashley Hall School in Charleston

  • The Joye Law Firm Softball Team Wins the Law League Championship

  • Ken Harrell and His Father, Wayne, Complete Their 9 Year Quest to Visit all 30 Major League Baseball Fields

  • Joye Law Firm Helps Renovate the Rutledge House

  • Joye Law Firm Opens an Upstate Office in Clinton, SC

  • Joye Law Firm is Voted “Best Law Firm” in Charleston City Paper for the First Time

  • Ken Harrell is Nominated for a Leadership In Law Award

  • Joye Goes Green by Implementing Environmentally-Friendly Policies

  • Mark Joye is Elected to the Board of Governors for the American Association of Justice

  • Ken Harrell is Named One of the Top 40 People to Know in North Charleston

  • Mark Joye & Ken Harrell are Selected for Inclusion in “Best Lawyers in America” for the first time.

  • Ken Harrell is Elected to South Carolina Workers Comp Educations Association

  • Ken Harrell is Selected as a “Top 100” by Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group

  • Joye Law Firm is Included “Best Law Firm” by US News & World Report

  • Sydney Lynn is Selected for Inclusion in Rising Star Super Lawyers

Joye Law Firms partners with Charleston Animal Soceity to create the #PetoftheWeek program.

  • Ken Harrell is Selected as Best Lawyers’ Workers’ Compensation Attorney of the Year for Charleston

  • Jeff Gerardi is selected for South Carolina Super Lawyers for the first time.

    • Mark Joye is Selected as Best Lawyers’ Personal Injury Attorney of the Year for Charleston

    • Sydney Lynn is selected for Best Lawyers for the first time.

    • Pat Jennings and Ryan Leblanc are selected for South Carolina Super Lawyers: Rising Star for the first time.

    • Matt Jackson is selected for Best Lawyers for the first time.

    • Mark Joye is selected Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year for Product Liabilit y in Charleston.

    • John Roxon is selected for South Carolina Super Lawyers for the first time.

    • Davis Rice is selected for South Carolina Super Lawyers: Rising Star for the first time.

    • William Asche and Milt Stratos join the North Charleston office.

    • Pat Jennings is selected for Best Lawyers for the first time.

    • Brent Arant and Ran Stoney join the North Charleston office.

    • Mark Joye and Melissa Mosier secure a $17 million verdict for a family killed in an 18-wheeler accident.

      Pat Jennngs, Brent Arant and Ran Stoney each secure their first million-dollar+ settlements for their respective clients.

      • Ken Harrell and Mark Joye are selected Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury and Product Liability, respectively, in Charleston.

      • Ran Stoney is selected for South Carolina Super Lawyers: Rising Star for the first time.

      • Eliza Lynch joins the Columbia office.

      • Milt Stratos is selected as a "Top 40 Under 40" by The National Trial Lawyers Association.

      • Mark Joye receives the "Outstanding Eagle Scout Award" by the National Eagle Scout Association and Coastal Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

      • Matt King joins the Myrtle Beach office.

      • Ran Stoney and Brent Arant are selected for Best Lawyers Ones to watch for the first time.

      • Melissa Mosier, John Roxon and Ryan Leblanc are selected for Best Lawyers for the first time.

      • Ken Harrell is selected Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year for Workers' Compensation in Charleston, and Sydney Lynn is selected Lawyer of the Year for Litigation in Columbia.

      • Sean Adegbola and John Aylor join the North Charleston office.

      • Melissa Mosier and Sarah Khouri join the Columbia office.

      • Fay Johnson joins the Myrtle Beach office.

      • Joye Law Firm opens a Summerville office, headed by Jeff Gerardi.

      • Ryan Leblanc secures his first million-dollar+ settlement for his client.

      • Sean Adegbola is named to "Top 20 Under 40" by SC Black Pages.