Atty. Mark Joye met William "Rett" Collins, one of our seven 2019 Joye Law Firm Scholarship Award winners.
Mark heads the litigation department at Joye Law Firm and focuses on personal injury law. In 1997, Mark represented the parents of a child who was ejected from the back of a Chrysler minivan in an accident and killed. The case resulted in a $262.5 million verdict for the family and remains the largest personal injury verdict in South Carolina.
Mark has been honored by the ratings service South Carolina Super Lawyers since 2008 and has been honored in the Top 10 from 2016 to the present. He has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America from 2013 to the present. That group named him as the Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year in 2016. Mark has received an AV Preeminent Rating (5.0 out of 5.0) and has enjoyed a 10.0 Avvo Rating from 2017 to the present. He received the Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Silver Award in 2019.
Mark is on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice and is on the AAJ’s Leaders’ Forum. He is also on the Board of Governors for the South Carolina Association for Justice and is a Past President as well as a Capital Club Member.
Mark is also Past President of the Charleston Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a Board-Certified Trial Advocate for the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Active in trucking litigation, Mark is a Member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America and a Member of the Interstate Trucking Litigation Section of the American Association for Justice.
In 2019, Mark was presented with Charleston Animal Society’s Community Ambassador Award. He has been active with the Boy Scouts, and in 2020 he was awarded the National Eagle Scout Association Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. Mark says the Boy Scouts organization “was and still is a very important factor in my life and success as a lawyer.”
Mark received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia. He was licensed by the South Carolina Bar in 1989. After starting his practice with an insurance defense firm for 2 ½ years, Mark joined the law firm founded by his father, Reese Joye, in 1992.
When he’s not with clients or family, Mark can be found golfing, boating or bow hunting.