I handle personal injury cases primarily, with many automobile and truck accident claims. I do additional personal injury on the premises side, for example slip-and-fall actions.
When clients come to see me, it’s usually the first time they’ve been involved in a wreck, or the first time they’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence. They’re scared about their future and they don’t know the next steps they should take. By the time that meeting is done, they’ll know that: 1) I’m part of a great team that will be working hard for them; and 2) it’s going to be okay. Mainly, I try to put people at ease.
"From the first day I walked in there, I felt like I was in the right place. They really cared about me, and I won't forget that."
Lawyering is something I’ve grown up around. I’m a fourth-generation attorney in Charleston. I come from a family of lawyers. My dad is an attorney, and my great uncles were attorneys. My great-grandfather came from a family of farmers and then he became a lawyer. I’m married to a lawyer whose parents and grandfather are also lawyers. I guess you could say it is generational lawyering.
When I was really young, I’d go to my dad’s law firm. I was blown away by the fact that they had free soft drinks. Over time, I started going to the docket hearings. I’d sit in the back and see how everything worked. I didn’t have any “aha” moment, but being a lawyer was always something I thought I’d enjoy and excel at, so I aspired to do it.
My clients have taught me patience, and they’ve taught me that it’s not always about the money. A lot of times for my clients, it’s about being heard and feeling like they’ve been treated fairly. What I’ve learned is that everyone wants to feel like they have been given a fair shake.
Before I joined Joye Law Firm, I came from a defense firm. I was working for insurance companies, and I didn’t get much gratification. There wasn’t much “great job” from the client.– Today, I’m dealing with real people. The first case I settled wasn’t even a big case — the client won a couple thousand dollars. At the end she hugged me and started crying. She felt like she had finally gotten some justice and been heard. Helping people is for me a satisfying part of being a lawyer. It’s satisfying to know we can have a positive impact on peoples’ lives.
Attorney Randell “Ran” Stoney brings a wide range of legal experience to the Personal Injury team at Joye Law Firm.
Ran received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. During law school, he served as a Summer Law Clerk for the South Carolina Attorney General and two prominent Charleston law firms. Ran is a Past Student Member of the John Belton O’Neall American Inn of Court.
Ran began his legal career as a Law Clerk to the Hon. R. Markley Dennis, Junior. He then honed his trial skills while serving as the Assistant Solicitor for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of South Carolina. Ran later joined a prestigious Charleston-based firm, where he practiced insurance defense work. Ran built a reputation within prominent legal circles for his skilled handling of high-profile litigation cases.
Ran uses his experience working “for the other side” to his clients’ advantage. His client-centered approach, sharp legal skills and stellar reputation make Ran a valued member of the Joye Law Firm team and a formidable opponent for insurance companies.
Ran is licensed to appear in both South Carolina State and Federal District Courts.
Ran is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association and is on that group’s House of Delegates. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the South Carolina Association of Justice. Ran is Past President of the Charleston’s Lawyers’ Club.
Ran is on the Board of Trustees of the Lowcountry Land Trust, a conservation non-profit organization protecting the landscape of Charleston. He is a former board member of the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, a diverse team of first responder chaplains providing community crisis care.
In his spare time, Ran enjoys spending time with his wife and son. When time allows, he also enjoys the outdoors with friends and family and hobby farming.
Ran Stoney of Joye Law Firm in North Charleston said his 50-year-old client, Jennifer Preszler, was stopped at a red light in Mount Pleasant in July 2016 when another driver crashed into the back of her vehicle. A third car… read more