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Kenneth W Harrell

Kenneth W Harrell

also known as Kenny Harrell

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Car Accidents, Personal Injury

Kenneth Harrell

About Me

As the managing partner of the Joye Law Firm, Ken Harrell is both diligent in his law practice and committed to the profession. He joined the firm in 1994 after spending six years as an attorney with a large, well-respected corporate defense firm. With 23 years of experience, he protects the rights of injured South Carolinians, including cases involving workers’ compensation, car accidents, and defective products. Ken also heads up the firm’s mass torts practice.

In addition to his law practice, Ken also is a frequent author and speaker for the South Carolina Bar’s continuing legal education program and the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association. Mr. Harrell is a past president of Injured Workers Advocates and also has served as the IWA’s vice president as well as chairman of its legislative affairs committee.Ken has been honored as a member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in South Carolina by the American Trial Lawyers Association. In 2011, Mr. Harrell was honored as a South Carolina Super Lawyer in the area of workers’ compensation, an honor bestowed on less than 5% of a state’s lawyers.

Ken also is committed to the community and recently established a scholarship in his grandparents’ memory at his former high school. Having grown up in a rural area, he wanted to give back to the school and community that gave him a head start. Family means a lot to Ken, and as a major Red Sox and sports fan in general, he and his father have taken time over the last several years to chase a common dream—to catch a baseball game in each of the major stadiums in the country.

He also has served as a pack leader for the Christ Our King Cub Scouts Pack 470 and coached Little League for various sports for the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department. Currently, he is an active member of the Christ Our King St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Society.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Workers Compensation: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Car Accidents: 25%



Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

31 total 

  • David S. Henson

    Kenny Harrell is one of the hardest working lawyers I know, with a reputation for diligence, perseverance and excellence. As if that is not enough, he is one of the nicest people that you can get to know. He is a relentless advocate for his clients, but at the same time maintains compassion and sympathy for his clients. He is truly one of the best.


    David Henson Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Edward Phillip Shaughnessy

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Harrell since law school. Since that time, it has been my honor to work with him on matters involving both South Carolina and Pennsylvania legal issues. As always, Ken is extremely knowledgable and a great guy to boot. Anyone would be lucky to have him represent them.


    Edward Shaughnessy Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Joye Law Firm, LLP

5861 Rivers Ave., Ste. 101
Charleston, SC, 29406


SCGood Standing198805/15/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerJoye Law Firm1994 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
South Carolina Workers' Compensation Educational AssociationMember - Board of Directors2011 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1994 - Present
South Carolina Association for JusticeMember1994 - Present
Injured Workers' AdvocatesPast-president, chairman of legislative affairs committee1994 - Present
South Carolina BarMember1988 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
James Madison UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
32nd Annual Medical Seminar on Workers’ CompensationMock Hearing with Kirsten Bar and Commissioners2011
33rd Annual Educational Conference on Workers’ CompensationTake Back Control of Your Life2009
30th Annual Medical Seminar on Workers' CompensationA Guide to Communication with Healthcare Providers2009