I practice personal injury law. I handle auto accidents and tractor-trailer or trucking cases. I also handle the occasional premises liability or slip-and-fall case.
I’m from Bowman, a small farming community in South Carolina. I grew up in a blue-collar working world. We watched the local channels and it seems like the Pittsburgh Steelers were always on. The Steelers symbolized blue-collar steelworkers and a blue-collar city. It was easy to identify with those guys. I’m still an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
When I first meet with clients, I try to treat them just like any other member of my family. They are scared and anxious at the same time, so I try to get to know them. I try to find out what happened to them, and I get background information so that I can be their best advocate. It’s a hands-on approach.
Obviously, clients want to be put back in the position they were in before their lives were turned upside down. But a lot of times people just want the wrongdoers to be held accountable for the mistakes or bad decisions they made.
Here at Joye Law Firm, we have strong lawyers and strong advocates with diverse backgrounds. I can walk down the hall and say, “Hey, I have this issue.” And somebody will say they’ve dealt with it and five minutes later send me all the information so I can get it done. With everybody pulling together like that, we can achieve more. Our goal is to make a better product, and in the end, reach a better outcome.
Choosing Joye Law Firm was definitely the best decision I made when handling my case. I would recommend them to anyone.
When I was in high school, my grandad unexpectedly passed away. We were faced with the dilemma of estate and succession planning for the farm. We had to hire a lawyer to handle taxes and estate planning, and to develop a strategy going forward. That was a dark period, but it inspired me to become a lawyer.
When clients leave my office, I want them to know that I care, that I’m on their side, that I’m just like them even though I have a lawyer hat on. I want them to know I’ll go to battle for them. I want them to know they’ve met someone they can trust and somebody they can count on to fight for them.
For me, the most satisfying aspect of being a personal injury lawyer is knowing I’ve tried my hardest on behalf of my clients. I let my clients know we have their back and are in their corner. At the end of the day, if I’ve done everything I can to help them, I’m satisfied.
While growing up on a dairy farm in his native Bowman, S.C., Brent, a fourth-generation farmer, learned the value of hard work, perseverance and dedication at a young age. These traits, and his tenacity, have helped Brent succeed as a member of Joye Law Firm’s Personal Injury team in Charleston.
Brent earned his undergraduate degree at Presbyterian College, where he successfully walked onto the football team and excelled as a student-athlete. He received his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. During law school, he clerked for criminal defense and plaintiffs’ law firms.
Brent is known for his legal skills and has extensive trial experience. Prior to joining Joye Law Firm, Brent represented the State of South Carolina as an Assistant Solicitor in Richland County, S.C prosecuting violent crimes to jury verdict. He argued and was successful at the state Supreme Court in a case where he had won a conviction at trial. Brent has also worked as a special assistant U.S. attorney and handled federal cases.
Brent has memberships in the South Carolina Bar Association, the South Carolina Young Lawyers Division and the Charleston and Orangeburg County Bar Associations. He is a graduate of the South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy, a lawyer-oriented leadership program.
On the civic front, Brent is a member of Leadership South Carolina, a group that focuses on issues confronting the state.
In his free time, Brent is active in outdoor sports and volunteers with local youth charities. He also refurbishes and builds furniture.
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