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Meet Mark Bringardner

I am a trial attorney and Of Counsel to the Joye Law Firm. I am also the managing partner with my own private practice in Charleston. I continue to jointly represent Joye Law Firm clients on a case-by-case basis. I handle complex catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases against insurance companies, corporations, and governmental entities. I represent people who have been injured, as well as the families of people who have died due to others’ negligence

In addition, I’ve helped people involved in construction accidents, incidents where there was negligent security or premises liability, actions related to dram shop laws in which a person or a business continued to serve alcohol to someone obviously intoxicated, and insurance bad faith. I have extensive experience in cases involving spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.

Awards & Recognition
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National Trial Lawyers Top 100
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"My experience with Mark Bringardner was AMAZING! He was extremely effective and hardworking."
-John, Actual Client

What inspired you to become an attorney?

I come from a family of teachers and coaches, and I pride myself on standing up for people. I also love to learn and to share the knowledge I have. I’ve written several articles on the practice of law, and I’m a frequent guest lecturer at legal seminars.

Tell us about your practice

I treat my clients with respect and compassion. When a person comes to us for help, he or she is often in very difficult circumstances and needs understanding and personal attention. I seek to provide legal guidance based on experience. I keep them updated every step of the way.

I’m comfortable representing clients in both state and federal courts. I concentrate on taking on insurance companies that try to avoid responsibility for the harm that someone has experienced. Insurance companies are almost always the decision-makers in handling injury and wrongful death claims.

If an insurance company tries to treat a client unfairly with a “last and final” offer that is significantly less than full value, I’m not intimidated. I’m confident of my litigation skills and will be ready to take the case to trial. Every case stands on its own. But I’ve had repeated success on behalf of my clients, obtaining sizable jury verdicts and settlements.

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

I’d have to say it’s seeing my clients rewarded for my persistence. Since passing the bar in 2012, I’ve recovered more than $70 million for my clients, including what is thought to be the largest-ever jury verdict in Dorchester County history in 2018 and another in Charleston County in 2019.

Mark’s Background and Honors

Mark played a year of college football at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, before transferring to the College of Charleston. He graduated from the College of Charleston with a bachelor’s degree in political science and government. He obtained his law degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

Mark has been honored by the ratings service Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. He also has been listed in the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 and “Top 40 under 40” lawyers in South Carolina in 2019 and 2020.

He is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He also is a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice, two organizations that promote a fair and effective justice system.

He serves on the board of directors for the Cougar Club, a nonprofit organization that provides financial support for the athletics program at the College of Charleston.

When he is not in court, he enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife, Roxy and yellow lab, Scooby. He enjoys fishing and following sports.

Attorney Mark Bringardner is not an employee of Joye Law Firm.

  • Featured in U.S. News & World Report: 2014 “The Legal Issue”
  • Graduate, CAALA Plaintiff Trial Academy
  • Listed in Rising Star Super Lawyer, 2017 – Present
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2018 – Present
  • Graduate, CAALA Plaintiff Trial Academy
  • Featured in U.S. News & World Report “The Legal Issue,” 2014
  • Featured in The Justice Bulletin, Trial Tips to Prevent The Defense From “Pitting” Your Witness And “Backdooring” Hearsay Through Cross-Examination,” 2019
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers for Personal Injury in Charleston
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 2012 – Present
  • Member, South Carolina Bar Association, 2016 – Present
  • Member, South Carolina Association for Justice, 2016 – Present
  • Member, Charleston County Bar Association, 2016 – Present
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2012 – Present
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2012 –Present
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2012 – Present
  • Member, National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • College of Charleston, B.A.
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D.
  • $1.93 Million Trial Verdict for driver injured by unlicensed driver
  • $2.2 million for a driver injured in a rear-end collision
  • $17 million to the surviving family members of a fatal crash
  • $1.35 million for a driver injured in a T-bone collision by a United States Postal Service Employee
Recent Case Study

Estate of Mary G. vs. Cooper/Ports America, LLC et al. Case Number: 2019-CP-10-1949 Joye Law Firm attorney Mark J. Bringardner has reached a $5 million settlement for the family of a Charleston woman struck and killed by a Navy base worker who…

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