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Meet Chris McCool

Chris’ practice is devoted to handling the difficult cases. The cases that other lawyers and law firms are unwilling to take on because it is too much work or too complicated. Someone has to help these deserving and injured people. And that person is Chris McCool.

The typical case Chris takes on involves a catastrophic injury or death and a defendant or insurance carrier refusing to accept responsibility. These cases may fall under various categories, including premises liability, drownings, traumatic brain injuries, police brutality, nursing home abuse, collisions involving commercial vehicles, and libel/slander, but have one overriding theme -Chris unmatched work ethic, experience, and results. He also takes on traumatic brain injury cases, Federal Tort Claims Act claims, and South Carolina Tort Claims Act claims.

Awards & Recognition
ASJ Leaders Forum
avvo 10
BBB accredited business certified
best lawyers 2021
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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

The people who come to Joye Law Firm are very kind and good people. The least we can do is be upfront and honest with them. We are candid with people about whether they need an attorney. In some cases, they just need a helping hand and can handle the situation on their own with a little guidance.

We cannot ever guarantee a client a certain outcome. But we guarantee that the other side will not outwork us. Through hard work and determination, the lawyers at Joye Law Firm most of the time can get a good outcome for a client.

What is the most satisfying aspect of being a personal injury lawyer?

What I like about doing this job is helping injured people who sometimes have lost hope. People come to Joye Law Firm who have been treated badly by an insurance company and by someone else. They are uncertain if anything can be done to help them. That is when I like to step in and offer to help them, if possible. Through hard work and research and being an advocate, most of the time we can achieve a positive outcome for that person and restore their hope.

Chris’s Background and Professional Activities and Honors

Chris McCool has obtained million dollar-plus recoveries for numerous clients and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Throughout his 29-year career, Chris has developed a reputation as a skilled trial lawyer and a zealous advocate for his clients. He is tenacious and determined as well as caring and compassionate. Chris has taken on many cases deemed “too difficult” and brought them to successful resolution. He is licensed to practice law throughout the state of South Carolina.

Chris has gone up against Fortune 500 companies and the nation’s largest insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for clients.

  • $5.8 million
  • $5 million
  • $3.5 million
  • $2.7 million
  • $2 million
  • Additional recoveries

Chris has been listed in Super Lawyers since 2018 and in the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum since 2017. He received the Avvo Client’s Choice Award in 2019 and has a 9.3 Avvo rating.

Chris is a native of Huntsville, Alabama and attended the University of Kansas on a swimming scholarship. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1991. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1991 and is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association. Chris joined Joye Law Firm in 1997.

  • Listed in Super Lawyers, 2018 – Present
  • Listed in Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum 2017 – Present
  • Client’s Choice Award, Avvo, 2019
  • 9.3 Avvo Rating, 2017 – Present
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers for Personal Injury in Charleston
  • Member of Leaders Forum, American Association for Justice
  • Member, South Carolina Bar Association
  • University of Kansas, B.S.
  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D.
  • $5.8 million
  • $5 million
  • $3.5 million
  • $2.7 million
  • $2 million
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Case Number: Claim Settled Before Lawsuit Filed Joye Law Firm attorney Brent Arant negotiated a $300,000 pre-lawsuit settlement for a young girl who was bitten by a Rottweiler in her front yard in Charleston. The claim was brought against the owners of the…

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