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Meet Fay Johnson

Fay K. Johnson is an attorney with Joye Law Firm. She represents people who have been injured in car accidents and other serious accidents caused by others’ carelessness or disregard for safety. She also assists injured workers who need help seeking workers’ compensation benefits after workplace accidents.

“I’ve always had the desire to help people,” Fay says. “There is something about helping someone whose life has been completely turned upside down by an accident or injury on the job and helping them navigate through it to find some normalcy on the other end.”

Fay understands from personal experience how a dedicated personal injury attorney can have a positive impact on a family. Fay’s mother suffered harm as a result of medical negligence and a personal injury attorney helped her family.

“The lawyer assisted my family in helping with a recovery,” she says.

Fay is proud to work at Joye Law Firm because of the firm’s strong reputation throughout the state and commitment to its clients.

“Joye Law is not scared to take a case to trial.,” she says. “You find in this business that a lot of attorneys would rather end a case through mediation or arbitration rather than taking it all the way to a jury. Some cases deserve to be taken all the way to the jury to make sure the client is obtaining the best result possible.”

Fay is based at Joye Law’s Myrtle Beach office.

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Tell us about your approach when meeting a client.

When she meets a client, she tries to be an active listener. She wants to hear the details of the accident and also learn about the individual’s life and how the injuries have affected them. She understands that after a serious injury, many people are experiencing stress and a wide range of motions.

“It’s the effects on their daily life that matter most,” she says. “If you know what the client’s life looks like and what is important to them, you become a better advocate for them.”

Fay’s Background and Professional Activity

Fay grew up in Harleyville, South Carolina.

She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminology and political science.

She was interested in the law. Before enrolling in law school, she wanted to know what working in a law office was like. She obtained a certificate in paralegal studies from Midlands Technical College and got a job working as a paralegal with personal injury lawyers.

She planned to attend law school but postponed her plans after her father and then her mother suffered serious health issues. She moved back home to help her parents for several years.

“My parents were very important people in my life, so they came first,” she says.

In 2016, she enrolled in Charleston School of Law and obtained her Juris Doctor in 2019. While in law school, she served as vice president of the Student Bar Association and treasurer of the Charleston School of Law Federal Bar Association. She was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, the Women in Law Society, the Trial Advocacy Board, and Resolved Law Review.

Outside of the office, Fay enjoys traveling, hiking, and playing the piano.


  • Charleston School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2019
  • Midlands Technical College, Certificate Paralegal Studies, 2008
  • The University of South Carolina-Columbia, Bachelor of Science, 2007
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